1981-09-08 Mumbai, India / I am That / Ich bin Das / Eu sou Aquele / Soy Eso

I Am That is a compilation of talks on Shiva Advaita (Nondualism) philosophy by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a Hindu spiritual teacher who lived in Mumbai. Nondualism, also called non-duality, means ‘Not two’.

It is a term and concept used to define various strands of religious and spiritual thought. It is found in a variety of Asian religious traditions and modern western spirituality.

I Am That is considered the author’s masterpiece and a spiritual classic. The book comprises 101 sections, each corresponding to a particular conversation, averaging four pages each and cast in a question-and-answer format.

Most deal with a single issue but some go from one subject to other, always in line with the spiritual quest.

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.

Once you give up your identification with the body, then you are all the time the Self. For this, no effort is required. You only have to realize that you are not the body

Love says: ‘I am everything’. Wisdom says: ‘I am nothing’. Between the two my life flows.

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