The Song of I Am
Excerpts from Sri
Nisargadatta Maharaj's "I AM THAT"
Part 1 I
am not this person, this body-mind, or any thing.
I am the Self, the Witness of Consciousness,
Part 3 The
World exists only as a dream in my Consciousness
There is only one dreamer, the one Self, dreaming many dreams.
I alone am, the One, the Supreme
Cycle - The Manifestation of
The Goal: Liberation through Self-Realization
ASMI (Sanskrit: "I Am") or the
Song of I Am is a
selection of excerpts from Nisargadatta's "I Am That"
and is compiled and edited by
The original document
The Song of "I Am"
"I Am That"
is a book of talks with Nisargadatta, a late-20th-century Guru
of the Nath sect. From the book's Introduction: "Uneducated though the
Master is, his conversation is enlightened to an extraordinary degree.
Though born and brought up in poverty, he is the richest of the rich,
for he has the limitless wealth of perennial knowledge, compared to
which the most fabulous treasures are mere tinsel. He is warm-hearted
and tender, shrewdly humorous, absolutely fearless and absolutely true
-- inspiring, guiding and supporting all who come to him." Please buy I
Am That, wherever you buy your books. It is a "must."
specifically referring to 'I am' were excerpted and grouped into four
parts, the first two being introductory and the last two relating to
ways of knowing 'I am' and to the nature of 'I am'. A fifth part was
later added; it includes portions of text that were originally left out.
Part 1 Part
2 Part 3
Part 5 Part 6
The reformatting I have done here
came about due to an effect I basically stumbled on to when I was
reading some of Nisargadatta's material in a text editor. I found that
if I clipped the line lengths to match the flow of thoughts then
the whole thing suddenly became clearer and easier to understand. I
mean, to me, it became a lot easier to grasp and follow.