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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 15

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte

15. The I am is the sum total of all that
you perceive, its time-bound, the I am
itself is an illusion, you are not the I am
you are prior to it.

 Since the I am is the continuous link throughout
all the events in your life it quite obviously forms
 the sum total of all your perception.

 It is the very basis of your perception, no I am no perception.

 This I am is an illusion, for like a dream it has spontaneously
   appeared on you and one day it will disappear.

 All that appears and disappears cannot be true and
  since you are a witness to it you stand apart.

  You are not the I am but prior to it.