Non duality

Non Duality Quotes

Nisargadatta Maharaj, a respected spiritual teacher from India, offered deep wisdom on the idea of non-duality, which means everything is connected. His teachings highlight how we’re all part of one big whole, beyond any sense of separateness. With his clear and wise words, Nisargadatta Maharaj encourages us to look within ourselves and discover the truth that unites all existence. In this article, we’ll explore some of his most insightful quotes, aiming to inspire and guide us on our path to understanding ourselves and the world around us.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes About Non Duality

1. You are not the mind. If you know you are not the mind, then what difference does it make if it’s busy or quiet? You are not the mind.

2. All there is, is being. And the beingness is not ”mine’ or ‘yours’, it’s ‘ours’.

3. Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not.

4. Realize that the world is just a reflection of your mind and that the mind is just a reflection of the Self. It is the Self that creates the illusion of the mind and the world.

5. When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that’s wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that’s love. Between these two, my life turns.

6. To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not.

7. Desire is the memory of pleasure and fear is the memory of pain. Both make the mind restless. Moments of pleasure are merely gaps in the stream of pain. How can the mind be happy?

8. Be empty of all mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in.

9. When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God. When you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.

10. The ‘I am’ is at the root of all appearance and the permanent link in the succession of events that we call life; but I am beyond the ‘I am’.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes About Non Duality

11. Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery. The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscious being.

12. You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you do not need.

13. Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you, your fears comes to an end.

14. Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. It is mind that brought you into bondage. go beyond it altogether.

15. Freedom means to be free from ‘me’ and ‘mine’. You are the very source of reality – you are the timeless reality.

16. When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of nonduality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being. In the state of nonduality, all separation ceases.

17. Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause.

18. You are the infinite potentiality, the inexhaustible possibility. Because you are, all can be. The universe is but a partial manifestation of your limitless capacity to become.

19. 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.

20. Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren’t any.

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