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If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you? – Nisargadatta Maharaj

If one totally accepts the knowledge “I am” as oneself with full conviction and faith and firmly believes in the dictum ‘I am that by which I know ‘I am.’ (the firm belief that there is no second).  This knowledge “I am” is the charamrita. Why is it called amrita – the nectar? Because, it is said, by drinking nectar one becomes immortal. Thus, a true devotee, by abiding in the knowledge “I am” transcends the experience of death and attain immortality. But so long as the mind remains unconquered, the experience of death is inevitable.

If you could just give up all other spiritual efforts and disciplines and absorb yourself in relishing the charan-amrita, by abidance in the consciousness, the mind will release you from its clutches. At present, you meekly accept whatever the mind dictates as your own. If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you?
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

The only mistake we are making is of taking the inner for the outer and the outer for the inner – Nisargadatta Maharaj

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