The Path of Nisargadatta Maharaj In His Own Words

During the latter part of the twentieth century, all spiritual roads seemed to lead to a little tenement in Bombay (now called Mumbai). In residence was none other than Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a jnani (realized soul). He felt he was earlier “a commoner, a humble tradesman, with little of formal education . . . [with] life [of] the … Continue reading The Path of Nisargadatta Maharaj In His Own Words

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Nisargadatta Maharaj on Surrender

Just realise the One Mover behind all that moves and leave all to Him. If you do not hesitate, or cheat, this is the shortest way to reality. Stand without desire and fear, relinquishing all control and all responsibility. What is wrong in letting go the illusion of personal control and personal responsibility? Both are … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Surrender

Nisargadatta Maharaj on Karma or Destiny

Karma, or destiny, is an expression of a beneficial law: the universal trend towards balance, harmony and unity. At every moment, whatever happens now, is for the best. It may appear painful and ugly, a suffering bitter and meaningless, yet considering the past and the future it is for the best, as the only way … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Karma or Destiny

Nisargadatta Maharaj on Acceptance

"The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen. A saint does not want things to be different from what they are; he knows that, considering all factors, they are unavoidable. He is friendly with the inevitable and,. therefore, does not suffer. Pain he may know, but … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Acceptance

Nisargadatta Maharaj says …

"How do you know, that you do not know your self? Your direct insight tells you that yourself you know first, for nothing exists to you without your being there to experience its existence. You imagine you do not know your self, because you cannot describe your self. You can always say: 'I know that … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj says …