The Absolute is All – naturally and effortlessly.

“You must come to a firm decision.

You must forget the thought that you are the body and be only the knowledge ‘I am’, which has no form, no name.

Just be.

When you stabilize in that beingness it will give all the knowledge and all the secrets to you, and when the secrets are given to you, you transcend the beingness, and you, the Absolute, will know that you are also not the consciousness.

Having gained all this knowledge, having understood what is what, a kind of quietude prevails, a tranquility.

Beingness is transcended, but beingness is available.”

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Ser es la expresión de la esencia única.  La energía es la expresión ‘como’ patrones (de apariencia) y uno debe saber más allá de toda duda (saber es innatamente presente) que este saber presente y sin forma no es tocado ni por un átomo del mundo aparente (mente).

Being-ness is the expression of the single essence.  Energy is the expression ‘as’ patterns (of the appearance) and one must know beyond any doubt (knowing is innately present) that this formless knowing presence is not touched by one atom of the apparent world (mind). – Gilbert

9 Comments
  1. Thank you for this pointing.I shall read it again and again.

  2. Wondrous ‘Gems’ from a ‘Master’ diamond cutter.
    Thank you Gilbert

  3. I think this translation is a little bit more clear. Love you! And thank you always every time!
    “Ser es la expresión de la esencia única. La energía es la expresión ‘como’ patrones (de apariencia) y uno debe saber más allá de toda duda (saber es innatamente presente) que este saber presente y sin forma no es tocado ni por un átomo del mundo aparente (mente). Gilbert”

  4. “you must come to a firm decision”. …..it’s all right there in a nutshell. some zen or tao master or another said “ the great way is not difficult, only avoid picking and choosing”. the firm decision does not involve this or that. it is what you hold most dear and want to retain in the face of this and that….. there is the problem. a firm decision means everything. ALL of it….. do it or not does not have exclusions. “only a little and almost” are not it. only define “firm” as “total” and feel the love/difference. there is no less or more. only that.only this.

  5. Being-ness is the expression of the single essence. Energy is the expression ‘as’ patterns (of the appearance) and one must know beyond any doubt (knowing is innately present) that this formless knowing presence is not touched by one atom of the apparent world (mind). – Gilbert

    mind is differentiation

    still, not two

  6. This is the closest I have come to understanding, it is like an unfolding, the picture is becoming much clearer. Thank you

  7. Since I have never read a book of Nisargadatta I get acquainted with him via a quote (s) on this site.
    On July 20th in a comment you Gilbert wrote,
    “after 40 years of ‘teaching’ Nisargadatta’s expressions were so raw and to the point most aspirants cannot read them without feeling challenged to the core on almost every line of a page”.
    I was touched through the above but also knew there is no need for me to read a book of him because this site challenges the same.
    Gratitude – or even more – is always felt when again a quote is shared.
    ” what is left behind” is that what is of great value!

  8. gilbert is spot on and in rare form. thank you very much, sir.

    nisargadatta is available here in a single quote format: http://www.mpeters.de/nisargadatta/index.cfm

  9. Thank you for the address.
    But I must say that it’s not going to the quotes as such.
    Stunning is,that the quotes be placed in the context of the written notes.
    Usually on a moment that the ‘aspirant’ apparently needs it.
    Enlightening and always with a sense of beauty which pauses the thoughts or gives rest for a moment.
    From there I will read it again and again, and……it works!