"All you can teach is understanding. The rest comes on its own.".
"Truth is not a reward for good behaviour, nor a prize for passing some tests. It cannot be brought about. It is the primary, the unborn, the ancient source of all that is. You are eligible because you are. You need not merit truth. It is your own. Just stop running away by running after. Stand still, be quiet ." - Interview with Sri Nisargdatta Maharaj
"My advice to you is very simple – just remember yourself, ‘I am’, it is enough to heal your mind and take you beyond, just have some trust. I don’t mislead you. Why should I? Do I want anything from you? I wish you well – such is my nature. Why should I mislead you? Common sense too will tell you that to fulfill a desire you must keep your mind on it. If you want to know your true nature, you must have yourself in mind all the time, until the secret of your being stands revealed ." - I Am That
"There is only life, there is nobody who lives a life." - I Am That pp. 43
"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 effort on your part."
"There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking ."
"When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two."
"The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live."
Comments welcome. I find my eyes watering reading these quotes.
More info on Sri Nisaragadatta Maharaj: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj
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25 Nisargadatta Maharaj interview at spiritual teachers.org
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