Author: Maurice Frydman
Translator(s): Maurice Frydman / Sudhakar S Dikshit
Publisher: Chetana Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185300453
This collection of the timeless teaching of one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic, is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer’s life and work. I Am That (now in its ninth printing) continues to draw new audiences and to enlighten anxious seekers for self-realization.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a teacher who did not propound any ideology or religion but gently unwrapped the mystery of the self. His message is simple, direct and yet sublime.
I Am That preserves his dialogues with the followers who came from around the world seeking guidance in destroying false identities. The sage’s sole concern was with human suffering and the ending of suffering. IT was his mission to guide the individual o an understanding of his true nature and the timelessness of being. He taught that mind must recognize and penetrate its own state of being, not being his or that, here or there, then or now, but just timeless being.
A simple man, Maharaj was a householder and petty store keeper in Bombay where he lived, and died in 1981 at the age of 84. He had not been educated formally but came to be respected and loved for his insights into the crux of human pain and the extraordinary lucidity of his direct discourse. Hundreds of diverse seekers traveled the globe and sought him to in his unpretentious home to hear him. To all of them he gave hope that beyond the real experience is not the mind, but the self, the light in which everything appears, the awareness in which everything happens.
I Am That is a legacy from a unique teacher who helps the reader to a clearer understanding of himself as he comes to Maharaj again and again with the age-old questions, whence am I? Who am I and whither am I? The listeners were never turned away from the humble abode of Maharaj then and are not turned away now.
WHO IS NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ?
The Sense of I am
Obsession with the Body
The Living Present
Real World is Beyond the Mind
What is Born Must die
Desirelessness, the Highest Bliss
Who am I?
Hold on to I am
Personality, an Obstacle
All Suffering is born of Desire
Living is Life’s only Purpose
Your are Fee Now
Do not Undervalue Attention
Mind is Restlessness Itself
Watch Your Mind
Give up all and You Gain All
Perfection, Destiny of All
A Quiet Mind is All You Need
Seek the Source of Consciousness
Transiency if Proof of Unreality
Truth Is Here and Now
The True Guru
Progress in Spiritual Life
Accept Life as it Comes
The Perceived Cannot Be the Perceiver Understanding Leads to Freedom
The Gnani does not Grasp, nor Hold