Q: Do things happen as you want them to happen, or do you
want them to happen as they happen?
M: Both. I accept and am accepted. I am all and all is me.
Being the world I am not afraid of the world. Being all, what am I
to be afraid of? Water is not afraid of water, nor fire of fire. Also I
am not afraid because I am nothing that can experience fear, or
can be in danger. l have no shape, nor name. It is attachment to
a name and shape that breeds fear. I am not attached. I am nothing, and nothing is afraid of no thing. On the contrary, everything is afraid of the Nothing, for when a thing touches Nothing,
it becomes nothing. It is like a bottomless well, whatever falls
into it, disappears.
Q: Isn’t God a person?
M: As long as you think yourself to be a person, He too is a person. When you are all, you see Him as all.
from book “I am that” Talks with SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ Translated from the Marathi taperecordings by MAURICE FRYDMAN Revised and edited by SUDHAKAR S. DIKSHIT
Jesus said: Before Abraham was , I am
“Find out why you are, what is the cause of your being ‘I am’? Actually you had no knowledge that you are or you were. But at this moment, you know you are. Why is that? Understand its cause. You alone know why you are; why is it offered to you that you are, you alone know. Don’t ask anyone else about it, but inquire by yourself. Don’t bother about others, worry only about yourself. That knowledge ‘I am’ is the product of what, is due to what? How and why? Inquire only into this matter.
This ‘I am’ is an announcement, it is not the real, it has come out of something else. What the real is, I am not trying to tell you, because words negate that. Whatever I am telling you, is not the truth, because it has come out of the ‘I am’.
This ‘I am’ is still there with you, ever present, ever available, it was and still is the first thought, refuse all other thoughts and come back there and stay there.This ‘I amness’ quality is the Sattva guna (food essence quality). I am The Absolute, I am not that touch of ‘I amness’, so long ‘I am’ is there witnessing will happen to The Absolute spontaneously. The dawn and sunlight depend on time, but their observer does not depend on time. Being is consciousness; ‘I am’ applies to all.This conviction can be strengthened by meditation, ‘dhyana’. And ‘dhyana’ means the knowledge must remain in meditation with the knowledge. Now, what is meditation? Meditation is the knowledge ‘I am’ remaining in that knowledge. There is the waking state and the sleep state, and the knowledge that you are, I exist, and I know that I exist. Other than that what capital does anyone have than merely knowledge ‘I am’? ‘Dhyana’ is when this knowledge, this consciousness that I am, meditates on itself and not on something other than itself.Fearlessness comes by itself, when you see that there is nothing to be afraid of.”
Excerpts From: Roy Melvyn. “The Essential Nisargadatta.”
Gospel of Thomas(19) Jesus said: Blessed is he who was before he came into being. If you become disciples to me (and) listen to my words, these stones will minister to you. For you have five trees in Paradise which do not change, either in summer or in winter, and their leaves do not fall. He who knows them shall not taste of death.
Action is impelled by desire; desire arises only after the rise of the ego; and this ego owes its origin to a Higher Power on which its existence depends. It cannot remain apart. Why then prattle, “I do, I act, or I function”?- (Ramana Maharshi)