"The very first step in understanding what this is all about is giving up the concept of an active, volitional 'I' as a separate entity and accepting the passive role of perceiving and functioning as a process." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:

No object has an independent existence of its own, and therefore an object cannot awaken itself from the living-dream, yet - and this is the joke - the phantom individual (an object) seeks some other object as the 'Absolute' or 'Reality' or whatever.

Liberation or awakening is nothing other than understanding profoundly, apperceiving that: (a) the seed of all manifestation is the impersonal consciousness; (b) what is being sought is the unmanifested aspect of manifestation; and therefore (c) the seeker himself is the sought!

No comments:

Post a Comment

सर्वभूताधिवासं यद्भूतेषु च वसत्यपि।
सर्वानुग्राहकत्वेन तद्स्म्यहं वासुदेवः॥

That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings,
who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being:
I AM THAT. -- Amritabindu Upanishad