Eyes of The Master ..........
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
DEDICATIONS TO MAHARAJ AND SALUTATIONS TO THE INDWELLING DIVINITY IN ALL
THAT THOU ART
"Tat Tvam Asi"
There is no other
Listen with the heart:
"Just a single quality gives birth to the glow of the expanded universe; in the absence of that one quality, all is pure silence. When this one single quality is known and befriended, the heart mingles with the Heart; there is that supreme sense of inalienable mutuality of oneness of quality in all, and all as belonging to the One. The supreme unity is realized; hence it is called the Supreme Self." (Self Knowledge and Self Realization - Nisargadatta Maharaj)
"Glory to the Sad-Guru, the Supreme Self"
WHO ARE YOU? ASK YOURSELF "WHO AM I?" AM I MY THOUGHTS? AM I MY NAME? MY BODY? AM I PURE AWARENESS?
Maharaj: "Contemplate life as infinite, undivided,
ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it.
It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your
own natural condition.
Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which
you live has been projected not onto you, but by you, your fear comes
to an end. Without this realization you identify yourself with
externals, like body, mind, society, nation, humanity, even God or the
Absolute, but these are all escapes from fear."
Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj The guru of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
Siddharameshwar Maharaj (d.1936)
His teachings: The Bird's Way - Vihangam Marg
" ...just as a bird flies from one tree to another. .... only by hearing and practising from the teachings of the Master and thinking it over can one attain the Final Reality very fast. One has to go into "Laya", ie absorbing self. Ignorance has come through thoughts and if the thoughts are absorbed in reality, one can go to the Ultimate Reality by thinking only. He made ceaseless efforts to achieve this Final Reality, saying:
"I will attain the Final Reality even at the cost of my life"
By the grace of his Master, Sri Bhausaheb Maharaj, he attained the goal of Final Reality
First, he gave the Knowledge of Final Reality to his disciples, and then asked them to renounce it, and then told told then to renounce, even the act of renunciation. Finally, he gave the knowledge of Vignana - the Thoughtless Reality "
SEE: http://www.sadguru.com/profil.html Amrutlaya - Select talks
NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ recalls how SIDDHARAMESHWAR MAHARAJ told him to abide in the thought that he was PARABRAHMAN , the ABSOLUTE REALITY and to never waver from this, for one moment.
"I believed him, and did as I was told". With earnest and constant abidance ........
Within 3 years Final Reality was attained!
BHAUSAHEB MAHARAJ (d.1914) was the guru of Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj
Sri Bhausaheb was initiated in 1858 by Nimbargi Maharaj (see below). He awakened and taught meditation, (THE ANT'S WAY - a SLOW WAY - PIPILIKA MARG) with the aim of attaining FINAL REALITY......Self-Realization.
Sri Bhausaheb Maharaj was an Advaita (non-dual) Master with many disciples."He advised his disciples to perform worldly
duties with perfect diligence. But he warned them that they should
consider spiritual discipline to be the be-all-and-end-all of life and
that it should claim their highest loyalty. Hence, while they are engaged
in the daily work they should not fail to meditate on the Divine Name.
"objectless consciousness, as awareness ": Abide within and close the door
There is a need to be patient , steadfast and earnest
The teachings are clear: Supreme Reality can only be realized within the heart and not the head
Sri Nimbargi Maharaj
lineage of 9 gurus provides the basis and origins for Nisargadatta's
teachings. These teachings have truly blossomed and sown seeds in the
minds and hearts of countless aspirants across the planet.
Maharaj:" The Nine Masters’ tradition (Navnath
Parampara) is like a river—it flows into the ocean of reality and
whoever enters it is carried along.
Those who practice the sadhana of
focusing their minds on “I am” may feel related to others who have
followed the same sadhana and succeeded. They may decide to verbalize
their sense of kinship by calling themselves Navnaths."
Nisargadatta's message on the Navnath lineage is that it is what you do that matters, and not so much the Navnath tradition per se, that matters.
Practise is essential.
To the left is the guru of Sri Bausaheb Maharaj
also known as
SRI NIMBARGI MAHARAJ (d.1885)
Nimbargi originated from NIMBARGA SAMPRADAYA a spiritual channel/lineage which includes the above gurus and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
"If you annihilate forgetfulness, and are
steady in remembrance, life in qualityless Absolute, you would suffer
from nothing in this world and will attain absolution in your own self.
You should therefore, meditate without wasting a single moment,
incessantly. The real meaning of life subsists in your own self Atman.
All that is done without Atman and without seeing and remembering Him is
meaningless, valueless and fruitless." *
"Awakening is remembering Atman and
forgetfulness is not-remembering Atman. Remembrance of Atman easily
renders all work holy and excellent. Always remember Atman, see and think of Him
unceasingly, everything will be secured, and one will attain Peace
- Swa-sthata, ‘Swa’ means one's own form i.e. Swarupa and 'Stha' means
‘steadiness’’ i.e. Sthirata.
If you become steady in Self, you will be
steady everywhere." *
Nisargadatta's teachings are direct, and often challenging for aspirants, both within and outside the Indian traditions.
"I Am That" (1973 Morris Frydman) is a wonderful introduction to Nisargadatta's teachings and an aid to...
self-enquiry. They have provided the largest singly-written conduit, for the global unfolding of Non-Dual understanding, across the World.
Other writings detailing the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj, worthy of note here, include:
Self-Knowledge and Self-Realization - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1963)
Also edited by Jean Dunn: Seeds of Consciousness, Prior to Consciousness, and Consciousness and The Absolute
The Ultimate Medicine , The Nectar of Immortality and The Experience of Nothingness - 3 books - Ed. Robert Powell
Beyond Freedom - Maria Jory (2009)
* The Navnath Sampradaya and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - Cathy Boucher
* "When you discover that self which has no colour, image,
or design, you will no longer require freedom. You will be beyond
The moment the "I Amness" explodes or appears, all of space is lit up.
The entire sky is the expression of your Beingness. Even though this
whole world is an expression of your Beingness, you believe that you are
only the body. Your love for the body limits your horizons. But the
moment those walls come down, you are one with Brahman and the whole
universe." *Beyond Freedom - Maria Jory from undiscovered recordings of Nisargadatta Maharaj teaching in the last 2 yrs of his life.
Shri Ramakant Maharaj is a living direct disciple of Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
He spent nearly 20 yrs with his Master
Shri Ramakant Maharaj is sharing these Rare and High Teachings
from the ashram in Nashik, Maharastra.
"Except for Selfless Self there is no God, no Brahman,
no Atman, no Master, no Parabrahman....." Ramakant Maharaj
"FINAL ABIDANCE IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN YOUR ASHRAM, AND NOWHERE ELSE...
................ i.e. IN THE HOUSE OF " I - AM - NESS"