Realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection. Attend to yourself, set yourself right; mentally and emotionally. The physical self will follow automatically.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.

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Whatever happens, happens to you by you, through you;

you are the creator, enjoyer and destroyer of all you perceive.

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You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.

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The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.

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Sometimes I feel I am everything, I call that Love.

Sometimes I feel I am nothing, I call that Wisdom. Between Love and Wisdom my life continuously flows.

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As you watch your mind, you discover your self as the watcher.

When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher.

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Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination.

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To believe that you depend on things and people for happiness is due to ignorance of your true nature; to know that you need nothing to be happy, except Self-knowledge, is wisdom.

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Watch your thoughts as you watch the street traffic.

People come and go; you register without response. It may not be easy in the beginning, but with some practice you will find that your mind can function on many levels at the same time and you can be aware of them all.

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The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond duality.

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When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.

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If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. Its your restlessness that causes chaos.

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About Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Quotes 309 sayings
Profession Philosopher
Birthday October 16

The ultimate point of view is that there is nothing to understand, so when we try to understand, we are only indulging in acrobatics of the mind. Whatever you have understood, you are not. Why are you getting lost in concepts? You are not what you know, you are the knower.

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Don't ask the mind to confirm what is beyond the mind.

Direct experience is the only valid confirmation.

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There are no steps to self-realization.

There is nothing gradual about it. It happens suddenly and is irreversible. You rotate into a new dimension, seen from which the previous ones are mere abstractions. Just like on sunrise you see things as they are, so on self-realization you see everything as it is. The world of illusions is left behind.

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Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.

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Leave your mind alone, that is all. Do not go along with it. After all, there is no such thing as mind apart from thoughts which come and go obeying their own laws, not yours. They dominate you only because you are interested in them.

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Do not neglect this body. This is the house of God; take care of it, only in this body can God be realized.

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Freedom is from something. What are you to be free from? Obviously, you must be free from the person you take yourself to be, for it is the idea you have of yourself that keeps you in bondage.

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Learn to live without self concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless and ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.

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The innermost light, shining peacefully and timelessly in the heart, is the real Guru. All others merely show the way.

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Simply look at whatever happens and know that you are beyond it.

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Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far.

The secret is in action - here and now. It is your behavior that blinds you to yourself. Disregard whatever you think yourself to be and act as if you were absolutely perfect - whatever your idea of perfection may be. All you need is courage.

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The real you is timeless and beyond life and death.

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A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part

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Once you say 'I want to find Truth', all your life will be deeply affected by it. All your mental and physical habits, feelings and emotions, desires and fears, plans and decisions will undergo a most radical transformation.

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Nothing perceivable is real.Your attachment is your bondage. You cannot control the future.There is no such thing as free will. Will is bondage.You identify yourself with your desires and become their slave.

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Love is not selective, desire is selective.

In love there are no strangers. When the centre of selfishness is no longer, all desires for pleasure and fear of pain cease; one is no longer interested in being happy; beyond happiness there is pure intensity, inexhaustible energy, the ecstasy of giving from a perennial source.

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The only thing required of you is to allow all your raging desires to relax into preferences. Then everything will be done through you and for you, not by you.

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Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.

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You cannot change the course of events, but you can change your attitude, and what really matters is the attitude and not the mere event.

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If you want peace and harmony in the world, you must have peace and harmony in your hearts and minds.

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When you believe yourself to be a person, you see persons everywhere.

In reality there are no persons, only threads of memories and habits. At the moment of realisation the person ceases.

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Real happiness is not vulnerable, because it does not depend on circumstances.

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What is the worth of a happiness for which you must strive and work? Real happiness is spontaneous and effortless.

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In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear.

Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go. Be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture.

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The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed.

The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind - the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.

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Who was born first, you or the world? As long as you give first place to the world, you are bound by it; once you realize, beyond all trace of doubt, that the world is in you and not you in the world, you are out of it. Of course your body remains in the world and of the world, but you are not deluded by it.

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I am timeless being. I am free of desire or fear, because I do not remember the past or imagine the future.

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There is only one meditation - the rigorous refusal to harbor thoughts.

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Freedom to do what one likes is really bondage, while being free to do what one must, what is right, is real freedom.

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Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desires and fears. Let them come and go. Don't give them the nourishment of interest and attention.

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The sum and substance of my teaching is this: Don't be dishonest to your vital breath; worship that only, abide in that only, accept it as yourself. And when you worship in this manner, it can lead you anywhere, to any heights- this is the quintessence of my talks.

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All you need is to stop searching outside for what can be found only within.

Set your vision right before you operate. You are suffering from acute misapprehension . Clarify your mind, purify your heart, sanctify your life - this is the quickest way to a change in your world.

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It is your restlessness that causes chaos.

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When I say 'I am', I do not mean a separate entity with a body as its nucleus, I mean the totality of being, the ocean of consciousness, the entire universe of all that is known. I have nothing to desire for I am complete forever

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Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you.

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Nothing troubles me. I offer no resistance to trouble - therefore it does not stay with me. On your side there is so much trouble. On mine there is no trouble at all. Come to my side.

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Whatever comes and goes, is not reality.

See the event as event only. Then you are vulnerable to reality, no longer armoured against it, as you were when you gave reality to events and experiences.

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