Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression
Nonduality.com Home

Jerry Katz
photography & writings



The wind carves shapes into the beach sand



Search over 5000 pages on Nonduality:

The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 91

read by James Traverse


The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte 


 91. The borderline between ‘I am’ (beingness) and ‘I am not’ (non-beingness) is the
 precise location where the intellect subsides. It’s the ‘Maha-yoga’ state. Be there!

 Your arrival at the ‘I am’ in its wordless and pure state is the first thing to achieve.

 Now, after you have arrived here you have to dwell or stay here, this will be possible only after
 repeated attempts.

Beware! This is a very slippery place!

The pull of the mind or intellect is very strong, it cannot bear the ‘I am’ very long.

 But once you stabilize there, the intellect, without disappearing, does so, too.

It is only after stabilizing in the ‘I am’ for a prolonged period that a moment will come when,
quite spontaneously, you will also know ‘I am not’.

 This is the border zone and the precise location where the intellect subsides and you are in a state
of ‘not-knowing’.

This is called the ‘Maha-yoga’ or the ‘Great-yoga’, the union of ‘being’ and ‘non-being’ that is difficult
to come by, hence ‘Great’.