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I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Posted on | January 26, 2011 | 22 Comments

I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj free pdf ebookI Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The forms around us, says Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, are constituted of the five elements. They are transient and in a state of perpetual flux. Also, they are governed by the law of causation. All this applies to the body and the mind also, both of which are transient and subject to birth and death. We know that only by means of the bodily senses and the mind can the world be known. As in the Kantian view, it is a correlate of the human knowing subject, and, therefore, has the fundamental structure of our way of knowing.

This means that time, space and causality are not ‘objective’, but mental categories. The existence and form of all things depend upon the mind. Cognition is a mental product. And the world as seen from the mind is a subjective and private world, which changes continuously. In opposition to the restless mind, with its limited categories – intentionality, subjectivity, duality etc.-stands supreme the limitless sense of ‘I am’. The only thing I can be sure about is that ‘I am’; not as a thinking ‘I am’ in the Cartesian sense, but without any predicates.

Again and again, Maharaj draws our attention to this basic fact in order to make us realize our ‘I am-ness’ and thus get rid of all self-made prisons.

I am that
Again and again Maharaj draws our attention to this basic fact in order to make us realise our ‘I am-ness’ and thus get rid ofall self-made prisons.
Written by: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Published by: Philosophical Faculty Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Holland
Available in: Ebook

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22 Responses to “I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”

  1. sher Lizz
    March 28th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    thank you

  2. kv
    May 31st, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    Gratefully thanking you…

  3. Hanuman Dass
    June 23rd, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    It seems this title is a digital copy of “I Am That” originally published in 1973 I think. It’s not the book featured in the title or cover photo written by Stephen Wolinsky.

    Still it’s Maharaj’s most famous book. Highly recommend it. I’d also like to get hold of the Wolinsky title Holybooks staff!!!

    Thanks for your service to the community.

  4. Michael Coupe
    July 26th, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    Bless you thanks very much

  5. Lord E
    December 5th, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    RESPECT… namaste

  6. Manisha Krsnabhakta
    December 8th, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Hare Krsna!!!!!!
    Swamiji Pranam!
    I have just downloaded “I am That’. Thank you very much. Does “Tatwamasi” mean the same?

    Hare Krsna!

  7. brn
    January 18th, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    Nisargadatta is a true spiritual teacher.

    January 31st, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    Sairam Manisha- Yes you are correct – Tat Twam Asi means I am That. This is one of the four great Mahavaakyaas of Vedanta.

  9. Katherina
    August 1st, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    Thank you so much !!!

  10. Raghavan
    September 18th, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    Tat Twam Asi is That You Are. I Am That in Sanskrit would be Aham Tat. The maha vakya conveying it is, Aham Brahmasmi, or I Am Brahma.

  11. Hiralal N. Shah
    September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:07 am

    Thank you very much.

  12. Hiralal N. Shah
    September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    Very good book. Thanks.

  13. Andra
    November 19th, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    thank you for making this book available!

    September 13th, 2015 @ 2:02 am

    Just dowNloaded, thank you very, GOD BLESS

  15. umashankar goud
    October 5th, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    _/\_ the most precious gift ever

  16. N. M. Patil
    January 28th, 2016 @ 7:12 am

    Grateful n Thankful to Maharaj n all publishing team..

  17. lokesh
    April 8th, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    dhanywad dhanywad dhanywad koti koti dhanywad

  18. Anak Masirah
    April 27th, 2016 @ 11:17 pm

    Thanks to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj I came to understand my true Self.

    Namasté… xXx… x

  19. srujana
    August 17th, 2017 @ 2:38 am

    Thnk u

  20. Shruthi
    December 19th, 2017 @ 9:41 am

    Thank you for making this book available as a pdf format for the benefit of everyone.

  21. Lichtenberg
    December 19th, 2017 @ 10:51 am

    You are welcome, my friend.


  22. Dr.Dinkar Raval
    August 4th, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    This is beyond words.
    It has changed my life.
    I am truly indebted.

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