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Excerpts from I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - Part 1

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Dialogues of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings, who is the
giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being
-- I am that.

Amritbindu Upanishad

That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the
universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and
 without, that Supreme non-dual Brahman -- that thou art.


The seeker is he who is in search of himself.

Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you
 are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not.
 Struggle to find out what you are in reality.

To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are

 Discover all that you are not -- body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or
 that -- nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The
very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.

The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in
negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search
  and realise that you are the limitless being.

    Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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