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‘I am’ :The Mahamantra

of
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Pradeep Apte

First edition 2009
C Pradeep Apte
aptep@yahoo.com
India

Introduction

This small text was prepared in one sitting of about and
hour or so. It is primarily meant to be used as a daily
reading at least once at the beginning of the day in order to
get stabilized in the ‘I am’. If one can do it more number of
times it’s all the more beneficial. I believe that those who
go through this text are already familiar with the techings
of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Even if one has not read
anything about him it will in some way inspire him to know
more about Maharaj and his teachings.

Pradeep Apte
st
31 December 2008

‘I am’ The Mahamantra* (The great reminder) .

‘I am’ Watching The ‘I am’ .

1 The ‘I am’ is the mahamantra* given to me by my Guru Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. .

2 The Guru said: always abide in the ‘I am’. let it be your God. . Guru and guide.

. 3 The ‘I am’ means ‘I am’ only and nothing else.

4 The ‘I am’ without words is pure awareness without form. .

. 5 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 6 I ever abide in the ‘I am’.

7 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

8 The ‘I am’ is my destiny. I dwell in it. .

. 9 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

10 The ‘I am’ is the only identity I have. .

11 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

12 I see the ‘I am’ in everything I perceive or conceive. .

. 13 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

I am’ goes on forever. 14 The throb of ‘I am. .

15 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

16 The ‘I am’ is indeed the God in me. .

. 17 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. manana* and nididhyasana* I know. 18 The ‘I am’ is the only sravana*.

. 19 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 20 The ‘I am’ is the only eight limbed yoga I know.

21 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

22 The ‘I am’ is the only jnana* I know. .

. 23 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

24 The ‘I am’ is the only samadhi* I know. .

. 25 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

26 The ‘I am’ is the only teaching and religion I know. .

. 27 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 28 All that I know is the ‘I am’.

. 29 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

30 Abidance in the ‘I am’ is the only sadhana* to be done. .

31 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

32 The one abiding in the ‘I am’ can do no wrong. .

33 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

34

The one
abiding in the
‘I am’
has no
questions or
doubts.

35

I am not
the body
‘I am’ only
the
‘I am’.

36

The one
abiding in the
‘I am’
is free forever.

37 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 38 The ‘I am’ is the turiya* your true natural state.

39 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 40 There are no differences in the ‘I am’. all differences are post ‘I am’ modifications.

41 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 42 To be irreversibly established in the ‘I am’ is turiya*. which is turiyatita* as well.

43 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

44 The ‘I am’ disappears on being irreversibly established in it. .

. 45 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 46 The ‘I am’ is bound to disappear as there is only the ‘I am’ everywhere and nothing else.

47 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

48 The sadhana* of abiding in the ‘I am’ must go on till the ‘I am’ disappears. .

. 49 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

50 I ever abide in the ‘I am’ and thus have no requirements. .

51 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 52 The ‘I am’ is my gateway to freedom.

. 53 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 54 Abiding in the ‘I am’. impartiality prevails. as all is the ‘I am’.

55 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

56 Abiding in the ‘I am’. love abounds. . as all is the ‘I am’.

. 57 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

stillness and silence prevail. as all is the ‘I am’. 58 Abiding in the ‘I am’. .

59 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

60 The ‘I am’ is most fundamental. without it nothing exists. .

61 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

62 The more I dwell in the ‘I am’ the more is the peace. .

63 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

64 Irreversible establishment in the ‘I am’ is eternal peace. .

. 65 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 66 There is no fear or misery as I abide in the ‘I am’.

. 67 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

68 There is no desire as I abide in the ‘I am’. .

. 69 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

. 70 There is no conflict as I abide in the ‘I am’.

71 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

72 To abide in the ‘I am’ is the only vow to be taken. .

73 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 74 To abide in the ‘I am’ is the highest renunciation.

. 75 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

76 To abide in the ‘I am’ is the greatest sadhana*. .

77 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

. 78 To get irreversibly established in the ‘I am’ is the highest siddhi* ever known.

. 79 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

80 The more I dwell in the ‘I am’ the more I like it. .

81 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

82 The ‘I am’ has taken hold of me and wouldn’t leave me now. .

. 83 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

84 Only the fortunate ones come to know the ‘I am’ and abide in it. .

85 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’. .

86 The ‘I am’ is the only truth. the only reality that you need to know. .

. 87 I am not the body ‘I am’ only the ‘I am’.

88 The only free will you have is to abide in the ‘I am’. .

89

I am not
the body
‘I am’ only
the
‘I am’.

90

The redemption
of all lies in
abiding
in
the ‘I am’.

91
Mankind shall
forever remember
my Guru
Sri Nisargadatta
Maharaj
for handing down
this priceless and
astonishingly simple
legacy of the
‘I am’.

Jnana: True or direct knowledge of the reality or the Self.* Mahamantra: Great Spiritual chant. Turiyatita: Beyond the fourth state. Siddhi: Attainment or power. dreaming and sleeping. Sravana: Listening to Guru’s words. Turiya: The fourth state that underlies the states of waking. Nididhyasana: Direct experience of Guru’s words. ******** . Manana: Reflecting on the Guru’s words. Sadhana: Spiritual practice to attain liberation. Samadhi: Direct but temporary experience of the Self.