Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please understand that there is only one thing to be understood, and that is that you are the formless, timeless unborn.

***

It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other that blinds you.

***

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The
reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is
the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon
is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the
impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.


***

Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.

***

There is no need of a way out! Don’t you see that a way out is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as dream.

***

There is no such thing as a person.
There are only restrictions and limitations.
The sum total of these defines the person. (…)
The person merely appears to be, like
the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

***

Awareness is ever there.
It need not be realized.
Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

***

You are not in the body, the body is in you!
The mind is in you.
They happen to you.
They are there because you find them interesting.

***

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it.
Allow it to fulfill itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

***

Your sincerity will guide you.
Devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection will make you abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love.
Theories may be good as starting points, but must be abandoned, the sooner — the better.

***

There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates.
It is self-created in the sense that at its very center is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things.
In reality you are not a thing, nor separate.

***

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.

***

When I realize I am nothing that’s wisdom and when I realize I am everything that’s love and between the two my life turns.

***

If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events.
Its your restlessness that causes chaos.

***

There is no such thing as an expression of reality. You are introducing a duality where there is none. Only reality is, there is nothing else. Just watch events happening, knowing them to be unreal.

***

Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.

***

My actual experience is not different. It is my evaluation and attitude that differ. I see the same world as you do, but not the same way. There is nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the idea he has of himself. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be. If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.

***

Resource:

http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/authors/nisargadatta-maharaj

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  1. raja s k
    September 12, 2012 | 2:40 am

    I am going through the book “Pointers from Maharaj”
    tenth time dwell on the first thought” I AM ‘ rest follows. How simple ? I know that I know should merge in I do not know that I do not know awaiting YOGA
    reunion

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Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please understand that there is only one thing to be understood, and that is that you are the formless, timeless unborn.

***

It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other that blinds you.

***

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The
reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is
the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon
is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the
impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.


***

Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.

***

There is no need of a way out! Don’t you see that a way out is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as dream.

***

There is no such thing as a person.
There are only restrictions and limitations.
The sum total of these defines the person. (…)
The person merely appears to be, like
the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

***

Awareness is ever there.
It need not be realized.
Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

***

You are not in the body, the body is in you!
The mind is in you.
They happen to you.
They are there because you find them interesting.

***

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it.
Allow it to fulfill itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

***

Your sincerity will guide you.
Devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection will make you abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love.
Theories may be good as starting points, but must be abandoned, the sooner — the better.

***

There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates.
It is self-created in the sense that at its very center is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things.
In reality you are not a thing, nor separate.

***

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.

***

When I realize I am nothing that’s wisdom and when I realize I am everything that’s love and between the two my life turns.

***

If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events.
Its your restlessness that causes chaos.

***

There is no such thing as an expression of reality. You are introducing a duality where there is none. Only reality is, there is nothing else. Just watch events happening, knowing them to be unreal.

***

Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.

***

My actual experience is not different. It is my evaluation and attitude that differ. I see the same world as you do, but not the same way. There is nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the idea he has of himself. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be. If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.

***

Resource:

http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/authors/nisargadatta-maharaj

One Response to Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  1. raja s k
    September 12, 2012 | 2:40 am

    I am going through the book “Pointers from Maharaj”
    tenth time dwell on the first thought” I AM ‘ rest follows. How simple ? I know that I know should merge in I do not know that I do not know awaiting YOGA
    reunion

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Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please understand that there is only one thing to be understood, and that is that you are the formless, timeless unborn.

***

It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other that blinds you.

***

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The
reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is
the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon
is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the
impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.


***

Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.

***

There is no need of a way out! Don’t you see that a way out is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as dream.

***

There is no such thing as a person.
There are only restrictions and limitations.
The sum total of these defines the person. (…)
The person merely appears to be, like
the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

***

Awareness is ever there.
It need not be realized.
Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

***

You are not in the body, the body is in you!
The mind is in you.
They happen to you.
They are there because you find them interesting.

***

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it.
Allow it to fulfill itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

***

Your sincerity will guide you.
Devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection will make you abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love.
Theories may be good as starting points, but must be abandoned, the sooner — the better.

***

There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates.
It is self-created in the sense that at its very center is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things.
In reality you are not a thing, nor separate.

***

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.

***

When I realize I am nothing that’s wisdom and when I realize I am everything that’s love and between the two my life turns.

***

If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events.
Its your restlessness that causes chaos.

***

There is no such thing as an expression of reality. You are introducing a duality where there is none. Only reality is, there is nothing else. Just watch events happening, knowing them to be unreal.

***

Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.

***

My actual experience is not different. It is my evaluation and attitude that differ. I see the same world as you do, but not the same way. There is nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the idea he has of himself. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be. If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.

***

Resource:

http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/authors/nisargadatta-maharaj

One Response to Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  1. raja s k
    September 12, 2012 | 2:40 am

    I am going through the book “Pointers from Maharaj”
    tenth time dwell on the first thought” I AM ‘ rest follows. How simple ? I know that I know should merge in I do not know that I do not know awaiting YOGA
    reunion

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Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please understand that there is only one thing to be understood, and that is that you are the formless, timeless unborn.

***

It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other that blinds you.

***

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The
reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is
the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon
is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the
impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.


***

Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.

***

There is no need of a way out! Don’t you see that a way out is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as dream.

***

There is no such thing as a person.
There are only restrictions and limitations.
The sum total of these defines the person. (…)
The person merely appears to be, like
the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

***

Awareness is ever there.
It need not be realized.
Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

***

You are not in the body, the body is in you!
The mind is in you.
They happen to you.
They are there because you find them interesting.

***

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it.
Allow it to fulfill itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

***

Your sincerity will guide you.
Devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection will make you abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love.
Theories may be good as starting points, but must be abandoned, the sooner — the better.

***

There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your mind creates.
It is self-created in the sense that at its very center is the false idea of oneself as a thing different and separate from other things.
In reality you are not a thing, nor separate.

***

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.

***

When I realize I am nothing that’s wisdom and when I realize I am everything that’s love and between the two my life turns.

***

If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events.
Its your restlessness that causes chaos.

***

There is no such thing as an expression of reality. You are introducing a duality where there is none. Only reality is, there is nothing else. Just watch events happening, knowing them to be unreal.

***

Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.

***

My actual experience is not different. It is my evaluation and attitude that differ. I see the same world as you do, but not the same way. There is nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the idea he has of himself. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be. If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.

***

Resource:

http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/authors/nisargadatta-maharaj

One Response to Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  1. raja s k
    September 12, 2012 | 2:40 am

    I am going through the book “Pointers from Maharaj”
    tenth time dwell on the first thought” I AM ‘ rest follows. How simple ? I know that I know should merge in I do not know that I do not know awaiting YOGA
    reunion

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