This series is a collection of pointers or teaching aphorisms by Nisargadatta Maharaj on resting in the sense “I Am” without attributes. Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

If you identify yourself as the body, such an identity must be let go off, sacrificed. Your real identity has no body and no thought. And that self, the spontaneous knowledge ‘I am’ is what you are. Since the self is not the body, the self is neither male nor female. You must fulfill the vow that you are not the body but solely the indwelling principle ‘I am’.

 –       Nisargadatta Maharaj

Notes on this preliminary stage can be found here.

Apologies for interruptions to daily postings as a result of internet connection problems in Cape Town. Next week: Maharaj's pointers on seeing the "I Am" as not real.

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