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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 1

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
 
 
1. The ‘I am’ came first, it’s ever present,
ever available, refuse all thoughts except
‘I am’, stay there.

Understanding the ‘I am’, your sense of ‘being’ or
just ‘presence’ is extremely important as on it rests
the entire outcome of the teaching.

Firstly, are you at all aware of your ‘being’ or of the
fact that ‘you are’? You have ‘to be’ before anything
else can be, your sense of ‘presence’ or the feeling
‘I am’ is really fundamental to anything that has to
follow.

Secondly, this sense of ‘being’ or the feeling ‘I am’,
 was it not the very first event or happening before
any of your living experiences could begin? Apply
your mind go back in time to the moment when it
 dawned on you that ‘you are’ or ‘I am’. This ‘I am’
   is still there with you, ever present, ever available,
  it was and still is the first thought, refuse all other
  thoughts and come back there and stay there.

   So try to understand and grasp this ‘beingness’ or
‘I  amness’ that is inherent in you. The more precisely
  and clearly you do it the more rapid will be your
     progress.