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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 35

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
 
 
      
  35. When you know both the ‘I am’ and the ‘I am not’
  then you are the Absolute which transcends both
  knowingness and not-knowingness.

    As you abide in the ‘I am’ for a longer time you shall
  also realize the state of ‘I am not’ or there will be a
  state of ‘knowing’ and ‘not-knowing’.

  Both these states are states of consciousness in its purity;
  they are the very beginnings of duality.

 The very arrival of the concept ‘I am’ implies the ‘I am not’
   hidden in it or ‘knowing’ has ‘not-knowing’ implied in it,
    they are opposites, they are pairs and always go together
    and are impossible to separate.

 But you are the Absolute which transcends both of them;
 you are a witness to both these states, they have only appeared
   on you, they never belonged to you and are illusory.