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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 16

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte

16. The I am is your greatest foe and
greatest friend, foe when binding to the
illusion as body, friend when taking out
of the illusion as body.

When the sense or feeling I am appeared on you
it duped you into believing that you are the body,
  and later on that you are so-and-so.

 It strengthened the illusion all the more as time went by
 and thus began all the turmoil and suffering, in this sense
it is your foe.

 But now the Guru tells you to come back to the I am,
 understand it, stay there, make friends with it or rather
make it your guide, God or Guru.

Doing so the I am shall help you break the illusion
and it will itself lead you to the source.