The Realization of Nisargadatta Marahaj

This episode’s reading is an an excerpt from the book I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, which I found at The excerpt was titled “The Realization of Nisargadatta.” Though not labelled as such in the book, in this excerpt Nisargadatta clearly and, as always, succinctly describes his spiritual realization. See my review of Nisargadatta Maharaj for more about this remarkable sage.

This is podcast # 5 in The Induction Series. The aim of this series is to focus on “inspired” writings, those that carry the “living word.” Franklin Merrell-Wolff called them “mystic writings” and said that “when the ‘Voice of the Silence’ speaks into the relative world, the Meaning lies between the words, as it were, rather than in the direct content of the words themselves.”

Richard Rose said that “If you are interested in looking for Essence, from the point of the Process Observer you can be stimulated only by writings of inspiration rather than reason or direction” and referred students to his poem “Three Books of the Absolute.” While Rose used the term “inspirational,” clearly these are not necessarily inspirational, uplifting writings like one typically finds collected under that banner.

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Selected Links and Topics from this Episode:

  • The manner of Nisargadatta’s self-realization.
  • “True words always come true.”
  • The desire to go within.
  • The void beyond consciousness.
  • All knowledge is ignorance.
  • “Stop moving and there will be no world.”
  • Leave a review on Amazon of my book Subtraction: The Simple Math of Enlightenment. Our goal is to reach 100 reviews by the end of The Induction Series. We’re now at 48!

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