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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 45

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
 
 
 45. The state of being, which is the message ‘I am’, without words,
  is common to all, change begins only with the mind-flow.

 That stage when the message ‘I am’ had just arrived and was word-free
 is common to all.

  Everybody goes through this period, the non-verbal state, only knowing
  that ‘you are’ or ‘I am’.

In this stage there only exists the opposite ‘you are not’ or ‘I am not’.

 Your movements from ‘I am’ to ‘I am not’ or vice-versa occur quite spontaneously
  with no volition at all.

  Changes begin as soon you are taught words or language and very soon the
concepts take over, your verbal life or the mind-flow begins.

  Along with these come the three states of being awake, dreaming or deep sleep
and you believe that you are an individual with a body and mind functioning
in this world.

 Now, you meet the Guru and he tells you to rediscover this long lost wordless,
 nascent ‘I am’.

     It is still there and you have to relive it – that is the ‘Sadhana’ (thePractice).