I Am That


These quotes come from the modern spiritual classic - I AM THAT - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, and follow along the lines of some recent posts...

"That in whom reside all beings
and who resides in all beings,
who is the giver of grace to all,
the Supreme Soul of the
universe, the limitless being -
I am That."
- Amritbindu Upanishad

"That which permeates all,
which nothing transcends and which,
like the universal space around us,
fills everything completely from within
and without,
that Supreme non-dual Brahman -
that thou art."
- Sankaracharya

"The seeker is he who is in search of himself.

Give up all questions except one:
Who am I?
After all, the only fact you are sure of
is that you are.
The 'I am' is certain.
The 'I am this' is not.
Struggle to find out what you are
in reality.

To know what you are,
you must first investigate and know
what you are not.

Discover all that you are not -
body, feelings, thoughts,
time, space, this or that -
nothing, concrete or abstract,
which you perceive can be you.
The very act of perceiving
shows that your are not
what you perceive.

The clearer you understand
that on the level of mind
you can be described
in negative terms only,
the quicker will you come
to the end of your search
and realize that you are
the limitless being."
- Sri Nisargatta Maharaj

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