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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 33

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
  33. When this concept ‘I am’ departs there will be no memory left
  that ‘I was’ and ‘I had’ those experiences,
  the very memory will be erased.

The knowledge ‘I am’ is the very seed of memory
  and all information functions through it, it forms
  the basis of the mind.

 It is bound to tire out and hence there is sleep,
 otherwise you would die if you didn’t sleep.

  But sleep is not the complete departure of the ‘I am’
   it’s only held in abeyance and after sleep it gets refreshed
 and starts its activity again maintaining the continuity.

 No wonder if your name is called aloud in sleep you
  wake up and respond saying ‘that’s me’!

   Physical death is the total departure of the ‘I am’
  and nothing is retained.

  For the ‘Realized One’ who has transcended the ‘I am’,
  memory and the ‘I am’ are available to him,
 he may or may not use them, they are not
‘lodged’ in him anymore.

  Only the ‘Realized One’ can understand this state.