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Consciousness and the Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Paperback – December, 1994
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In this, his last book (to get a really good background understanding, read the classic Nisargadatta book "I Am That" listed above) Maharaj hammers away at the need to let go of our attachment to our "food bodies" as ourselves. He demonstrates again and again that we are more than the food we have consumed throughout our lives and the mental concepts we have collected along the way. He challenges listeners to think it through to the beginning and realize we have always been, and that we appeared in consciousness only because of our body. That in fact, we have no beginning and no end. That we are beyond our bodies, beyond consciousness and that our true place belongs in "the Absolute". This is very advanced teachings he shared with his closest followers near the time of his death from throat cancer. So he went straight to the core of his teachings- no time to mince words. This would not be a good text for someone just wanting to seek peace and harmony.Read more ›
Nisargadatta Maharaj takes us step by step, through the discourses and questions and answers given in this book, to dismanteling the false self that we think we are. He teaches us to thoroughly understand and dwell in consciousness (I am-ness or beingness)until we can apperceive that we are not the body. He very masterfully teaches us what conclusion we come to when we dis-identify from the body/mind and just come back to our I-am-ness. The pure, unconditioned I am-ness that awakens us to Universal Consciousness and reveals to us how we are the very Absolute Reality.
These are very profound teachings for those seekers that are interested in knowing the Self. There are is no flowery language here, or fancy complicated spiritual practices recommended. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was more of a direct type of teacher that preferred to keep the focus on directing you to your true nature as the Absolute Reality over poetic or flowery language, so you wont find much of that here. Just a very intense and uncompromising teacher that keeps pointing seekers back to their true nature.
Nisargadatta Maharaj teachings are among the most direct teachings in print. Maharaj's teaching are in the style of confronting and dismanteling all the concepts we carry around. He didn't just want to talk of bliss and joy and give seekers a stereotypical image enlightenment or some other concept to get lost in. Instead he wanted you to continue to dig and dig until you come to the Truth. Not just walk around with more concepts of how you should be able to go into blissed out states after meditations etc. because we are still a body/mind ego in a transitory state identified with the body. Instead Nisargadatta Maharaj wants you to understand the Ultimate Truth and then wake up to that reality without any gimmicks and concepts. Once that can be deeply apperceived true Self-Knowledge can occur.
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There was writing all over the book. That doesn't make sense, why would you give me a book that's already been written all over? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This beautiful little book is filled with the Light, Love and Illumination that can only come from a Self Realized One. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Diane
What Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja says is to look within into one's mind to find who this "I am" is. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tusita Warnakulasuriya
This is a wonderful book relaying the ideas of Nisargadatta as he approached death. You'll find incredible insights that shine light on reality. Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by Oliver
A fantastic book with great insights. I love this book very much. What is this nonsense of Amazon to ask for a quantity of words when silence is the greatest deal here???Published on November 7, 2013 by Dr. Karin Wettig
This is one of my rocks.... For me the standards are I AM THAT and PRIOR TO CONSCIOUSNESS GOOD LUCK!Published on February 3, 2013 by Monte