I AM UNBORN

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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When you dwell in destiny as µI am¶, you realize that it is not your death, but the disappearance of µI amness¶
Quote 209, The Nisargadatta Gita

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The Guru is revealing a secret that is of such tremendous importance, that only an advanced seeker, who has spent a considerable amount of time pondering over his teachings, can grasp it true value.

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He is saying: Your destiny is not death but the disappearance of µI am¶!

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This realization can only come to someone who has transcended the µI am¶ and realized his true identity as the Absolute or the µParabrahman¶

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The µI am¶ that had appeared on him (which we mistakenly believe as birth) has now disappeared (which we mistakenly believe as death), that¶s all. He has nothing to do with it, as he never was the µI am¶

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He comes to the conclusion that, he is unborn, he was unborn and shall remain unborn!

I am not this single cell conceived with the µI am¶ dormant in it

I am not this eight cell embryo with the µI am¶ dormant in it

I am not this fetus with the µI am¶ dormant in it

I am not this new born baby with the µI am¶ dormant in it

I am not this few month old infant with the µI am¶ dormant in it

I am not this one year old child oblivious of the µI am¶

I am not this three year old child in which the µI am¶ arose

I am not this eight year old boy who was taught he was µso-and-so¶ and now believed µI am so-and-so¶¶

I am not this young man in his twenties who believed he had a career to pursue

I am not this µmouse¶ trapped in the illusion of body, mind and world

I am not this man in his thirties who believed he was on his way to success

I am not this man who believed he had achievements to his credit

I am not this man in his forties who firmly believed he was the doer

I am not this man in his fifties who began to doubt what he believed

I am not this man who was blessed by the teachings of these great masters

I am not this man who began to investigate his own identity

I am not this man who accepted and studied his Guru¶s teachings

I am not this man who reflected and meditated on the µI am¶

I am not this man who tried to transcend the µI am¶ and say good-bye to it

I am not this man who died one day

I am not this body which was cremated

I AM UNBORN

Like a hole in the paper, in it yet not made up of it!

³Like a hole in the paper is both in the paper and yet not of paper, so is the supreme state in the very centre of consciousness, yet beyond consciousness´ Sri Nisargadatta maharaj in µI AM THAT¶ ch.13 p32