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Dialogues with a realized master Edited by Robert Powell, Pa. ‘As Prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Spiritualty/Religion ISBN 1-884997-09-0 $14.95 “In The Ultimate Medicine, Nisargadatta, like the great sages of old India, elucidates the mature of Ultimate Reality clearly and simply. He mass the bighest Seif-realization « matter of common understanding so that any sincere secker can grasp the essence of i. — David Frawley, 0.M.D. antic Yoga, and Ayurvedic Healing author of Beyond the Mi — Deepak Chopra author of The Path of Love and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Secs (1897-1981) one of the most important spiritual preceptors of the twentieth century lived and taught in 2 small apartment in the slums of Bombay, India, A realized master ofthe Tantric Nath lineage, Maharaj had a wife and fous children. For many years, he supported himself and his family y selling cheap goods in a small booth on the streets outside his tenement His life was a tlling parable of the absolute nonduality of Being, The profound yet simple words of this extraordinary teacher designed to jolt us into awareness of ou original nature, Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta’s style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound—cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials, His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness, just by hearing, or even reading them, A steady stream of Indians and Westerners, those fortunate enough to discover Maharaj during hs lifetime, came to sit a his feet in the small loft where he received vistors Inthe tradition of the sage Ramana Maharshi, he shared the highest Truth of nondualty in his con unite way, from the depths of his own realization In this volume Nisargadatta provides advanced instructions for spiritual aspirants. The Ultimate Medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students who will find herein powerful antidotes to unawareness, o, Blue Dove Press | Babson ae hd, Site K | Sinbingn CA 22121 swirmbluedove.ong Titles in the Robert Powell Advaita Library from Blue Dove Press: Sri Nisargadatta Mahargj titles edited by Robert Powell: The Ultimate Medicine The Nectar of Immortality The Experience of Nothingness Other Robert Powell Advaita Library titles: Dialogues on Reality Discovering the Realm Beyond Appearance Path Without Form Beyond Religion Robert Powell Advaita Library titles available Fall 2001: Return to Meaningfulness (Revised and Expanded) The Essence of Sri Nisargadatta Other Titles by Robert Powell: Zen and Reality Grisis in Consctousness The Free Mind J. Krishnamurti - The Man and His Teaching The Great Awakening The Blissful Life Why Does God Allow Suffering? Talks with Ramana Mabarsbi (Editor) The Essence of Ramana Mabarsbi (Compiler) THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE As Prescribed Sri N isargadatta Maharaj Edited by Robert Powell, Ph.D. Foreword by Peter Madill, M.D. Br BLUE Dove Press SAN DieGo, CALIFORNIA + 2001 The mission of the Blue Dove Foundation is to deepen the spiritual life of all by making available works on the lives, messages, and examples of saints and sages of all religions and traditions as well as. other spiritual titles that provide tools for inner growth. These books are distributed in our Lights of Grace catalog, our bookstore, and also on our website: www.bluedove.org, For a free catalog contact: THE BLUE DOVE FOUNDATION 4204 Sorrento Valley Blvd. Suite K San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 800-691-1008 or 858-623-3330 E-mail: bdp@bluedove.org www.bluedove.org, Copyright © 1994 by Robert Powell All Rights Reserved ‘Third printing, 2001 Cover and text design: Brian Moucka Cover photo courtesy Dingeman Boot Copy edited by Lawrence Grinnell ISBN: 1-884997-09-0 (perfect bound) Printed in Canada A Dutch edition of The Ultimate Medicine has been published under the ttle De Ultieme Werkelifkheid, by Altimira, Heemstede, ollan¢ Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication data: Nisargadatta, Maharaj, 1897-1961 The ultimate medicine / as prescribed by sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: edited by Robert Powell ; foreword by Peter Madill. P. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 1-884997-09-0 1.Spiritual 1ife--Hinduism. I.Powell, Robert, 1si8-. BL 1237.36.N578 1994 294.5'44--de20 94-34676 cIP ASIQEA. Ait! paths lead to unreality. Paths are creations within the scope of knowledge. Therefore, paths and movements cannot transport you into Reality, because their function is to enmesh you within the dimension of knowledge, while the Reality prevails prior to it. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj