Discovering what you truly are
Posted on 12.17.10 3:20PM under Nisargadatta Maharaj
” Is there a world outside (of) your knowledge? Can you go beyond what you know? You may postulate a world beyond the mind, but it will remain a concept, unproved and unprovable. Your experience is your proof …and it is valid for you only. Who else can have your experience, when the other person is only as real as he (or she) appears in your experience” – Nisargadatta.
“You have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free.” – Nisargadatta
Where were you on the 6th of January 1980? On that day a few visitors were in a small attic room in the back streets of Bombay, in an area called Khetwadi. They had come from distant places to ask their questions, addressed to one who did not speak English. Somehow word had reached them, that this ‘teacher’ was someone extraordinary. Without a trace of sentiment, Nisargadatta turned many lives around and often with just a few words. Following on from the last program, we present digitally cleaned up audio from the meetings that were held everyday, year after year. This recording features Ramesh Balsekar and S.K. Mullarpattan as the main translators. These programs may require a few careful ‘listenings’ to catch everything they offer, but it is all clear, especially if you listen a few times. Many would have loved to have been able to attend the meetings. These recordings give an opportunity that is otherwise not available. Each meeting is unique and the way that Maharaj conducts himself is never predictable. He would not allow anyone to continue asking ‘spiritual kindergarden’ questions. Obviously he was keenly aware of where the visitor was ‘coming from’ and although he never spoke English, except for a word here and there, he probably understood the language reasonably well. That is neither here nor there, as we say. The atmosphere of that small room is captured on these recordings.
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