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2570 - Thursday, August 31, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz  

Nisargadatta Maharaj is featured in one- or two-line quotations. Page numbers are from the book I Am That.    

To go beyond the mind, you must be silent and quiet. Peace and silence, silence and peace - this is the way beyond. Stop asking questions. (450)

To go beyond, you need alert immobility, quiet attention. (217)

These moments of inner quiet will burn out all obstacles without fail. Don't doubt its efficacy. Try it. (217) 

Remember, nothing you perceive is your own. (510)

What is really your own, you are not conscious of. (445)

You are nothing that you are conscious of. (458)

The person is never the subject. You can see a person, but you are not the person. (64)

How does personality come into being? By identifying the present with the past and projecting it into the future. (206)

The body-mind is like a room. It is there, but I need not live in it all the time. (153)

There is no second, or higher self to search for. You are the highest self, only give up the false ideas you have about your self. (517)  

Your own self is your ultimate teacher (sadguru). The outer teacher (guru) is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for it is the goal. (51)  

The self is universal and its aims are universal. There is nothing personal about the self. (212)  

You are and I am. But only as points in consciousness; we are nothing apart from consciousness. (92)

You are not the body. You are the immensity and infinity of consciousness. (264)

It [the "I am"] is unreal when we say: "I am this, I am that". It is real when we mean "I am not this, nor that". (395)  

My self and your self are one. I know it, but you don't. That is all the difference - and it cannot last. (88)

This [helping people] is mere imagination. In truth you do not help others, because there are no others. (313)

In reality there are no others, and by helping yourself you help everybody else. (383)

I am the other person, the other person is myself; in name and shape we are different, but there is no separation. At the root of our being we are one. (511)

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