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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 72

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte 
 
 
 72. One who has realized the knowledge ‘I am’, which means transcending
 it as well, for him there is no birth or death nor any karma.

 This is something very important to understand - that is, the verbal understanding of the
 knowledge ‘I am’ is altogether different from its actual realization.

  There are many who will verbally or theoretically understand the ‘I am’, yet the rarest
 of the rare will realize it.

 Why so?

   Because realizing it means transcending it as well, the ‘realized one’ is no longer an
 individual, that’s why the Guru is not an individual.

 The ‘realized one’ knows that ‘I am unborn’, so there is no question of birth or death for him.

  How can any Karma, Karmic residue or transmigration, as understood in Hindu doctrine,
  be applicable to the unborn?

  It’s the end of it all!