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The Nisargadatta Gita by Pradeep Apte - Part 96

read by James Traverse

The Nisargadatta Gita
Pradeep Apte 

 96. Catch hold of the knowledge ‘I am’ in meditation and the realization will
 occur that ‘I’, the Absolute, am not the ‘guna’ (quality) ‘I am’.

 Throwing aside everything that does not go with ‘I am’ bring down your focus to the wordless ‘I am’.

 For this you would have to apply your mind, go back and try to recollect the very first moment
 when you came to know that ‘you are’.

 That first, nascent, word-free ‘I am’ is what you have to catch hold of during meditation.

 Dwell there and do not let it slip out of your hands.

In the process you will realize that you as the Absolute are not the quality ‘I am’, which in fact belongs
to the body with its five elements along with the three qualities.

 The three qualities being ‘Sattva’ (knowledge),’ Rajas’ (activity) and ‘Tamas’ (inertia), of which the
 ‘I am’ is ‘Sattva’.