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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 61

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte
 
 61. Inquire into the validity of the fundamental concept of your individuality,
 the ‘I am’, and it will disappear, then you are Parabrahman, the Absolute.

  If what you believe yourself to be at present is false, what is the means to be adopted in order
 to realize your true identity?

  Self-inquiry is the means that the Guru suggests; you have to inquire into the
question: ‘Who am I?’

 As you do so you come to the fundamental concept of ‘beingness’ or the ‘I am’
 on which rests everything.

  You are now told to meditate on this ‘I am’, stay here, abide in it for a reasonable
  amount of time.

  As your ‘Sadhana’ (practice) matures, a day will come when the ‘I am’ will
  disappear and then you are Absolute.

  Through negation you assert your true being, try to perceive the affirmation
  hidden in the negation of ‘I am’.