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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 71

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte 
71. At the moment all you know is the I am, which is a product of the five
elements, three qualities or the food body, but you are none of these.

The I am emanates from the five elements and three qualities that make up the body-mind
 which can also be called the food body.

 It is food that sustains the body using the vital breath.

The I am is the very essence of the food body, which is a composite of the elements and

  Since this is nothing but an assembly that will disintegrate one day, it is dependent and
  transient and hence does not qualify as the real or truth.

But to understand the unreality of all this, especially the I am, you have to meditate on it,
then you will know that you are none of these.

 In fact you were never any of these; it was the deceptive game of I am that made you believe
 what you are not.