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Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that – Nisargadatta Maharaj



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.

You do not want to give up either worldly knowledge or so called spiritual knowledge and yet, through these worldly concepts, you want to understand the riddle of your existence, and that is precisely why you are not able to understand.

Fight with all the strength at your disposal against the idea that you are nameable and describable. You are not. Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that.

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.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj