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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.

Part 2  I am the Self, the Witness of Consciousness, pure Awareness.

Part 3  The World exists only as a dream in my Consciousness

Part 4 There is only one dreamer, the one Self, dreaming many dreams.   

Part 5  I alone am, the One, the Supreme

Part 6 The Big Cycle - The Manifestation of the Absolute

Part 7 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 Miguel-Angel Carrasco

The original document is here: 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."

Quotes 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 4   Part 5  Part 6  Part 7|

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.

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