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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 79

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The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte 


79. First came the ‘aham’ as ‘I am’, then ‘aham-akar’ (identification with body,
ego), now go back to ‘aham’, dwelling there realize ‘aham-brahmasmi’

The feeling ‘I am’ or ‘Aham’ was the first to appear and then it identified with the body and
 became ‘I am so-and-so’ or ‘Ahamkar’ (Aham= I am+Akar=this shape or form or body=
Ahamkar meaning the Ego).

Now leave aside the shape or body or ‘Akar’, revert to and stabilize in the ‘Aham’ or ‘I am’.

Dwelling there realize that ‘I am Brahman’ or ‘Ahambrahmasmi’.