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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 43

read by James Traverse

The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
  43. The root habit is the I am and it has arisen from the domain
  of the five elements and three qualities which are unreal.

  The I am is the essence of the five elements and three qualities that make up
   the body and mind and all these are unreal.

   Why are they unreal?

   Because they are interdependent, constantly changing and the real is not dependent
   and never changes.

 This essential knowledge I am has become a root habit with you and misled you
  into believing that you are a person with a body born in this world who will die one day.

This root habit has got so deeply ingrained into you that it is very difficult to disbelieve it.