Nisargadatta
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Nisargadatta

"Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginningless, endless, uncaused, unsupported, without parts, without change. Consciousness is on contact, a reflection against a surface, a state of duality. There can be no consciousness without awareness, but there can be awareness without consciousness, as in deep sleep. Awareness is absolute, consciousness is relative to its content; consciousness is always of something. Consciousness is partial and changeful, awareness is total, changeless, calm and silent. And it is the common matrix of every experience." - Nisargadatta

Someone suggested I read Nisargadatta's "I Am That" telling me that his words were very Seth agreeable. I found that to be true and found that his words were extremely powerful and direct. There was no quoting of any other realized beings or authors. Every bit of the book came from his experience. This is easily one of the most important spiritual books in existence.

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 I Am That
I was originally attracted to Advaita Vedanta by the words of Ramana Maharshi whose words rang loud and clear with truth. This book leaves the seeker needing nothing. Nisargadatta continually reiterates his message: Find out what you are not, abide in the "I Am", quiet the mind. The person is nothing more than a chain of memories along with a bundle of desires and fears.

    
 


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Links:
NonDuality Salon - Nisargadatta Maharaji
Realization.org - Nisargadatta
Nisargadatta site