"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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

When you come here...

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When you people come here, you feel satisfied and contented. Why? You feel like that because when you are here, you are under the shade of, or you abide in, your own consciousness. That means you are in a state which transcends body-mind and intellect. Since you are in that state, you do not have any form, you do not have any doubts; therefore, you are in that satisfied state. In that state, whatever sentences you hear will be implanted deeply in you and will not be forgotten. There is no way for you to forget those sentences because they lead you to your Self. What you hear, you will not forget when you leave. Abide in this state of shade, in the Self, in the consciousness that you are, even when you go out. Here there is no room for the intellect to play about. Since you do not identify yourself with any form, mind has no avenue for any propagation; the mind subsides in the consciousness. This is space-like, a shade-like state.

June 28, 1981.

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