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Nisargadatta was a spiritual leader who encouraged self-realization and advocated the absence of any form of violence. He believed that reality is composed only of awareness, which cannot be known by thought or sensation. His motto was I am nothing and he emphasized that enlightenment can happen anytime, anywhere. Nisargadatta taught his followers to stay in the present moment and not attach themselves to anything materialistic because attachment leads to suffering.
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About Nisargadatta Maharaj

birth of the author

Born:
17 April 1897

death of the author

Died:
8 September 1981

religion of the author

Religion:
Hinduism

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ABOUT LOVE

To see myself in everybody, and everybody in myself, most certainly is love. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

I cannot but see you as myself. It is in the very nature of love to see no difference. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love is not selective, desire is selective. In love there are no strangers. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In marriage you are neither the husband nor the wife; you are the love between two. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

to see myself in everybody and everybody in myself most certainly is love sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Knowing that you are nothing is Wisdom, Knowing that you are everything is Love. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In dream you love some and not others. On waking up you find you are love itself, embracing all. Personal love, however intense and genuine, invariably binds; love in freedom is love of all. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

When all the false self–identifications are thrown away, what remains is all–embracing love. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love.. is seeing the unity under the imaginary diversity. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

There is a vastness beyond the farthest reaches of the mind. That vastness is my home; that vastness is myself. And that vastness is also love. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

love is not selective desire is selective in love there are no strangers sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

When I look inside and see that I’m nothing, that’s wisdom. When I look outside and see that I’m everything, that’s love. And between these two, my life turns. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ABOUT THE MIND

Past and future are in the mind only–I am now. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The world you think of is in your own mind. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

past and future are in the mind only i am now sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Know yourself to be the changeless witness of the changeful mind. That is enough. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

To know that you are a prisoner of your mind is the dawn of wisdom. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The mind is what it thinks. To make it true, think true. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Meet you own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

the world you think of is in your own mind sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

You are not the mind. If you know you are not the mind, then what difference does it make if it’s busy or quiet? You are not the mind. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. It is the mind that brought you into bondage. Go beyond it altogether. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The legitimate function of the mind is to tell you what is not. But if you want positive knowledge, you must go beyond the mind. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When I look beyond the mind, I see the witness. Beyond the witness, there is infinite intensity of emptiness and silence. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

If you want peace and harmony in the world, you must have peace and harmony in your hearts and minds. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

whatever state i am in i see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

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. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am–unbound. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Don’t ask the mind to confirm what is beyond the mind. Direct experience is the only valid confirmation. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nature is neither pleasant nor painful. It is all intelligence and beauty. Pain and pleasure are in the mind. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

to know that you are a prisoner of your mind is the dawn of wisdom sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The real is behind and beyond words, incommunicable, directly experienced, explosive in its effect on the mind. It is easily had when nothing else is wanted. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

As you watch your mind, you discover your self as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The mind creates the abyss. The heart crosses over it. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

There is no ‘my self’ and ‘his self’. There is the Self, the only Self of all. Misled by the diversity of names and shapes, minds and bodies, you imagine multiple selves. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The mind exists in two states: as water and as honey. The water vibrates at the least disturbance, while the honey, however disturbed, returns quickly to immobility. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

You may die a hundred deaths without a break in the mental turmoil. Or, you may keep your body and die only in the mind. The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ABOUT GIVING

Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Self–remembrance, awareness of ‘I am’ ripens him powerfully and speedily. Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Sadhana is a search for what to give up. Empty yourself completely. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

give up all ideas about yourself and simply be sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

The relinquishing of the lesser is the gaining of the greater. Give up all and you gain all. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond duality. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Give your real being a chance to shape your life. You will not regret it. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In my world love is the only law. I do not ask for love, I give it. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

sadhana is a search for what to give up empty yourself completely sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

You know that you are. Don’t burden yourself with names, just be. Any name or shape you give yourself obscures your real nature. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Truth gives no advantage. It gives no higher status, no power over others; all you get is truth and freedom from the false. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Knowledge gives power. In practice it is very simple. To control yourself, know yourself. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Even for a moment do not think that you are the body. Give yourself no name, no shape. In the darkness and the silence reality is found. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desires and fears. Let them come and go. Don’t give them the nourishment of interest and attention. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

give your real being a chance to shape your life you will not regret it sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Give all your attention to the question: ‘What is it that makes me conscious?’, until your mind becomes the question itself and cannot think of anything else. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Simply look at whatever happens and know that you are beyond it. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ON LIFE

There is only life, there is nobody who lives a life. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The real you is timeless and beyond life and death. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is, and you are that life, you will love all naturally and spontaneously. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

there is only life there is nobody who lives a life sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Love says ‘I am everything.’ Wisdom says ‘I am nothing.’ Between the two, my life flows. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life. The ultimate purpose is to reach the source of life and consciousness. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Sometimes I feel I am everything, I call that Love. Sometimes I feel I am nothing, I call that Wisdom. Between Love and Wisdom my life continuously flows. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting. It is a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Being oneself is completely beyond all motivation. You cannot be yourself for some reason. You are yourself, and no reason is needed. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ABOUT TIME

One who is afraid of time becomes a prey of time. But time itself becomes a prey of that one who is not afraid of it. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In reality, time and space exist in you. You do not exist in them. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Once you understand that the false needs time and what needs time is false, you are nearer the Reality, which is timeless, ever in the NOW. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

in reality time and space exist in you you do not exist in them sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it–and just BE. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Do what you believe in and believe in what you do. The rest is a waste of time and energy. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Forget the known, don’t be all the time immersed in your experiences. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Between the banks of pleasure and pain flows the river of life. If you spend much time on either bank you will miss out on life. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking. In reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ON CONSCIOUSNESS

The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

You are not the body. You are the immensity and infinity of consciousness. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

If you have contact with pure consciousness even for a moment, you are liberated. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

All is a play in consciousness. All divisions are illusory. You can know the false only. The true you must yourself be. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

All worldly activities are being done for the sake of entertainment of the consciousness of every living being. β€” Nisargadatta Maharaj

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NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ QUOTES ON REALITY

Awareness neither dies nor is re–born. It is the changeless reality itself. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In reality there are no others, and–helping yourself you help everybody else. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

You take yourself to be limited, but you are not. Discover this. Stay silent and attentive. Be earnest about it. Just be aware of your being here and now. Reality will find you. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Let the dream unroll itself to its very end. You cannot help it. But you can look at the dream as a dream, refuse it the stamp of reality. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Leave greatness to others. Become so small that no one can see you. This conviction results from growing devotion to the supreme reality. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

awareness neither dies nor is re born it is the changeless reality itself sri Nisargadatta Maharaj quote

Whatever comes and goes, is not reality. See the event as event only. Then you are vulnerable to reality, no longer armoured against it, as you were when you gave reality to events and experiences. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

To find reality you must be real in the smallest daily action; there can be no deceit in the search for truth. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When you believe yourself to be a person, you see persons everywhere. In reality there are no persons, only threads of memories and habits. At the moment of realisation the person ceases. β€” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj