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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 37

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
 
     
 37. Out of the nothingness, the ‘I am’ or
 beingness has come, there is no individual,
 the knowledge ‘I am’- not the individual –
 has to go back to its source.

  It’s very difficult to formulate any descriptions or words
  for the state prior to the ‘I am’ or beingness.

 Some words that have been commonly used are:
 nothingness, emptiness, fullness, void, eternity,
   totality or even the Absolute or ‘Parabrahman’.

  Whatever the word, the ‘I am’ appears to have arisen
  on it and it is sometimes called its source.

 The individual comes much later in the picture and as you
 go back it is the pure ‘I am’ or beingness that remains,
 so it this knowledge ‘I am’ that has to go back to its source.

There is no question of a non-existent individual anywhere.