Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nisargadatta Maharaj - Ultimatum

The Nisargadatta Ultimatum
 By Pradeep Apte

1. Are you a mere body or something else? Or, maybe nothing at all?
2. Before all beginnings, after all endings – I am.
3. What you are, you already are.
4. Everything is local and temporary, except you. Don’t forget what you are.
5. Ultimately I am beyond being and non-being.
6. Find him who was present at your birth and will witness your death.
7. Stop imagining that you were born, have parents, are a body, will die and so on.
8. You were never born nor will you ever die.
9. There is a state beyond forgetting and remembering.
10. The beginningless begins forever.
11. Find what is it that you have never lost.
12. Overlook the movable and you will find yourself to be the ever-present.
13. Whatever happens, I remain.
14. I was never born. How can I grow old?
15. I am neither born nor can I die. I have nothing to remember or to forget.
16. You are beyond the experiencer, ever unborn and deathless.
17. Reality is not an event, it cannot be experienced, for reality neither comes nor goes.
18. There is no such thing as experience of reality. 
19. Only reality is, there is nothing else.
20. There was no coming. It was so – always.
21. You can only be what you are in reality; you can only appear to be what you are not.
22. What comes and goes has no being.
23. What changes is not real, what is real does not change.
24. Don’t pretend to be what you are not, don’t refuse to be what you are.
25. Life will escape, the body will die, but it will not affect me in the least.
26. The real does not die, the unreal never lived.
27. You are neither the body nor in the body – there is no such thing as body.
28. The Absolute precedes time. The Absolute – is.
29. Your body is short of time, not you. Just understand yourself – that itself is eternity.
30. I know for myself. I was never born.
31. Both the subject and the object exist in you, but you are neither.
32. You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing.
33. That which makes you think you are human is not human.
34. The real is always with you; you need not wait to be what you are.
35. You are not what you perceive.
36. You are yourself without knowing.
37. No happening affects your real being – this is the absolute truth.
38. Transiency is the best proof of unreality.
39. You cannot know your real being. You can only be what you are.
40. Whatever you are changelessly, that you are beyond all doubt.
41. To be, you must be nobody.
42. To Know that You do not Know, is True Knowledge.
43. In reality you were never born and shall never die.
44. Be nothing, know nothing, have nothing.
45. One can only be it, without knowing.

text source Pradeep Apte

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