From Nisargadatta Maharaj: “I am not my body….”


I am not my body, nor do I need it. I am the witness only.
I have no shape of my own.

You are so accustomed to think of yourself as bodies having consciousness that you just cannot imagine consciousness as having bodies.

Once you realize that bodily existence is but a state of mind, a movement in consciousness, that the ocean of consciousness is infinite and eternal, and that, when in touch with consciousness, you are the witness only, you will be able to withdraw beyond consciousness altogether.

You are the immensity and infinity of consciousness.

In reality there is only the source, dark in itself, making everything shine. Unperceived, it causes perception.
Unfelt, it causes feeling.
Unthinkable, it causes thought.
Non-being, it gives birth to being.
It is the immovable background of motion.

Once you are there, you are at home everywhere.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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    1. Thank you dear Pranita! πŸ™‚


  1. Wooooow soooo beautiful. One of those that had me smiling from first line to beyond the last ☺️ I am going to find many new names via your site. Thank you, sincerely

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    1. Aww, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it! It’s really amazing what a few words of wisdom can do to elevate our spirits and inspire our days. πŸ™‚
      Keep that smile my friend! πŸ™‚

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  2. Powerful personality was Nisargadatta Maharaj and he spoke the Truth and his teachings too are very profound. Awesome words by Him on I am not the Body but I am Eternal.

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    1. Yes, dear Kamal! Thanks to you my friend, I am now reading his book “I am that” ❀ ❀ ❀ Thank you for recommending it!!! πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome Amira and the book is so motivating and inspiring. Love and light to you 🌷🌷🌷🌷😊😊😊😊

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ ❀

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