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Summary

Talks on nonduality by one of the greatest spiritual teachers

In this book of key spiritual teachings from unpublished discourses, the great Advaita Master, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, teaches us that we are not limited to the body. Because of our mistaken body identity, we feel separate from what we truly are. Our identification with the body and mind subjects us to endless cycles of pleasure and pain, desire and fear, which cause us to search beyond ourselves for that which we believe we lack. 

According to Sri Nisargadatta, all conditions, all names and appearances, emerge from ignorance and imagination, from the mind’s assumptions - assumptions due to not enquiring and therefore not appreciating the nature of reality. When we realize that we are not limited to the body, we find that we are already free, needing no liberation. We discover that we are not only free, but infinite and boundless.

Sri Nisargadatta met his guru, Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, at the age of 34 in 1933. Three years later, Sri Nisargadatta realised himself as the Supreme Reality, the transcendental Self. Through earnestly heeding the words of his Guru, he discovered he was that which is unmanifest and eternal - beyond the bondage of name, form, shape, and size. For many years, thousands of people came from all over India and the world to listen to Sri Nisargadatta’s teachings. His influence is still as powerful today as it was when he gave regular talks four decades ago. Undoubtedly one of the greatest spiritual teachers of all time, one can sense his depth of dedication to truth, rather than affluence, recognition, and agenda. His legendary plain-speaking way and heartfelt commitment to assisting those on the direct path will affect anyone serious about self-realisation and the transfiguration of consciousness.

“This well-structured book outlines the fundamental teachings...and will undoubtedly be a significant addition to the Nisargadatta canon.” (Pradeep Apte)

©2020 Nic Higham (P)2021 Nic Higham

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Blossom into the Ultimate

For me, the search for truth which has sometimes seemed complex and even overwhelming at times was made brilliantly simple in listening to Nisargadatta Maharaj’s talks in this well curated and to the point audio book. Somehow having the words in spoken form cut through my mind like a razor blade and brought an immediate stillness and peace into my life. I enjoy continuing to listening to the book as I go for a walk in nature or go about chores at home for a refresher on the non-dual message and to keep being pointed in the right direction. If you are new to spirituality this book would be a great place to start and may be all you ever need, or if you are well versed in non-duality, it offers a great new way to realize Nisargadatta Maharaj again in our lives. Thank you for bringing this into the world!

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Invaluable

As a follower of Nisargadatta, I was thrilled with the release of this audiobook.

Unlike 'I am that', the 1970's book which first brought Nisargadatta's teachings to the west, I found this instalment to include a lot more practical approaches to the 'I am' teaching. The transmission did not seem as powerful as 'I am that', however it was just as helpful and useful for me.

Highly recommended. If you haven't checked out 'I am that' (audible, please consider selling this soon) then perhaps this book would be a good way to start. 10/10 narration.

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Lovely exposition of Nisargadatta's teachings

A very good account of Nisargadatta's teachings done in a clear no-nonsense way. I very much liked the appendix which summarises the teachings in less than 30mins.

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj- The Master of Advaita

This nonduality (Advaita) audiobook offers a wonderful summary of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s clear and direct teaching. The narrator is a perfect conduit for Nisargadatta’s timeless words. Fans of ‘I Am That’ will no doubt want to add this audiobook to their collection.

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The Truth

Udeful for the more serious seeker, those who are compelled to find the Truth at any cost. Those who can’t not be fully committed to a need to know. Don’t charge through, pause to contemplate and revisit sections. Listen with your heart rather than just your ears and let it wash over you. Great final summary too. Maybe use a slightly reduced play speed.

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Outstanding audibook!

Having read most of the books out there on Sri Nisargadatta’s teachings I thought that I had pretty much heard or read the fundamentals of his teachings. However “I am on the body” gave me a fresh new outlook on these teachings and deepened my understanding on our true nature. Highly recommend!

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  • Reed Smith
  • 31-08-21

You may need a body to hear it but you aren’t the body

I really enjoyed the heck out of this and it was a great compliment to the reading I have done with Nisargadatta’s “I Am That”
The value for me comes in hearing the book over amd over.

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  • TMO
  • 10-01-22

Finally a Nisargadatta audiobook, TY!!!

This is a beautiful audiobook and an amazing new source of Nisargadatta teachings with a wonderful translation. The recordings are professionally narrated and are high quality. It’s the only Nisargadatta audiobook like this. A true spiritual gem. Thank you to those who put the effort into this. What a blessing you are!!!

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  • S. Madonna
  • 03-01-22

Simply the Truth

What a wonderful audiobook. Quite simply the truth from a master. Love the narrator too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-22

Knowing to just BE

Self discovery in 4+ hours, the theory of many philosophies and wisdom articulated in the most simplest form for understanding

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  • tshabalala kamohelo
  • 08-06-21

Excellent

Rare gem of human knowledge. I bow down at the feet of the Guru. Thank you.

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  • Carla Rowell
  • 17-02-22

A book I can and will listen to again

Great reminders and centering truths. I will use as a text for reference and reminders.

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  • Eugene M.
  • 16-05-22

Must read.

Really enjoyed this book. I learned a better way to look at the life and who we really are. It is must read for those seeking greater understanding of this process and experience called life.

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  • 14-05-22

Loved it. Brings peace.

Time, which does not exist, will be well spent. Self Realization is the goal. Well worth the effort.

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  • 14-05-22

The Enlightenment Master

After listening to all of Vivekananda and some of the puranas, this is my favorite audiobook. It is a perfect summary of what life is truly all about. The search is over for me; the words and instructions are truly from an enlightened man.
Jai Guru