Nisargadatta Maharaj was a highly respected sage who lived the modest life of a Bombay shopkeeper and family man. Because of the depth of his spiritual realization, people from all over the world visited Maharaj to benefit from his wisdom and guidance. His teachings, known for their exceptional clarity and universal appeal, communicate the essence of Advaita or non-duality.
Set against a background of rare and remarkable photographs, these previously unpublished teachings (recorded between 1977 and 1979) represent the heart of Maharaj's message, which is becoming far better known now than when he conveyed it at his humble residence in a noisy commercial area of Bombay.
The Wisdom-Teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj helps us realize the peace and freedom of our true nature. By understanding the false concepts by which we define ourselves, we can awaken from them and live in our true Self.
Published by InnerDirections Publishing 2003
Softcover 124 pages
Excerpts from the book:
Your true nature is beyond description. It cannot be known with the mind, yet it exists. It is the source of everything.
Know what you are before knowing anything else. Have the firm conviction that you are pure Consciousness. This should be done spontaneously; there is no other way.
True religion is the religion of the Self. It lies in searching for one's true nature and stabilizing oneself there. Only the religion of one's true nature will last to the end.