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Consciousness and the Absolute by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Consciousness and the Absolute by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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ConsciousnessandtheAbsolute
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AlsofromtheAcornPressBooksbyandaboutSriNisargadattaMaharaj
CONSCIOUSNESS
AND
THEABSOLUTE
IAMTHAT;TALKSWITHSRINISARGADATTAMAHA-RAJ.CompiledandtranslatedbyMauriceFrydman;revisedandeditedbySudhakarS.Dikshit.xxii,550pages,illus.Paperback.Maharaj'suniqueteaching,inthiscompilation,hasbeenhailedasthedirectpathtothepathlessgoalofself-real-ization.Thecentralcoreofmaster'steaching:Untilmancanfreehimselffromfalseidentifications,frompretensionsanddelusionsofvariouskinds,hecannotcomefacetofacewiththeeternalveritythatislatentwithinhisownself."Whatthemindinvents,theminddestroys.Buttherealisnotin-ventedandcannotbedestroyed..."saysMaharaj.
The
finaltalks
of
SriNisargadattaMaharaj
SEEDSOFCONSCIOUSNESS;THEWISDOMOFSRINISARGADATTAMAHARAJ.EditedbyJeanDunn;intro-ductionbyRameshS.Balsekar.215pages.Paperback.(SelectedtalksofMaharajfromJuly1979toApril1980.)
Edited
by
JeanDunn
PRIORTOCONSCIOUSNESS;TALKSWITHSRINISAR-GADATTAMAHARAJ.EditedbyJeanDunn.157pages,illus.Paperback.(Selectedtalks,1980-81.)EXPLORAnONSINTOTHEETERNAL:FORAYSINTOTHETEACHINGOFSRINISARGADATTAMAHARAJ.ByRameshS.Balsekar.xiv,261pages.Paperback.POINTERSFROMNISARGADATTAMAHARAJ.ByRameshS.Balsekar;editedbySudhakarS.Dikshit.xvi,223pages.Paperback."Thispublicationisalivewiththein-tensityandforceofNisargadattaMaharaj'sspiritualreal-ization,andthefiercenessanddedicationwithwhichherelentlesslystrovetoaccelerateothers'liberation."
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Copyright©1994JeanDunnAllrightsreserved.Nopartofthisbookmaybereproduced,storedinaretrievalsystem,ortransmittedinanyform,byanymeans,includingmechanical,electronic,photocopying,recordingorotherwise,withoutthepriorwrittenpermissionofthepublisher.Forinformation,address:TheAcornPress,P.O.Box3279,Durham,NC27715-3279.
Acknowledgments
Maharaj'sphotographsbyJitendraArya
SriNisargadattaMaharaj'stalksweretapedbyMs.N.Vanaja,whonevermissedameeting.Weareallgratefultoherforherdedicatedservice.IwaswithMaharajcontinuouslyduringthetimeIwastranscribingthetalksfromtapestomanuscript,andItranscribedallthesetapesonadailybasis.WithhisblessingsIcamebacktoAmericaonApril24,1981,totrytogethistalkspublishedbeforehisdeath.However,theywerenotinprintuntilafterhisdeath.Since"MaharajspokeonlyMarathi,translatorswerealwayspresent.ChiefamongthemwereSaumitraK.Mullarpattan,whowaswithMaharajformanyyears;RameshS.Balsekar,whowaswithMaharajforthelastthreeyearsofhislifeandDamayantiDoongaji,whowasalongtimedisciple.Ourmostgratefulthanksgotoallofthem.IamespeciallygratefultoMarjorieRussell,forherassistanceinpreparingthismanuscriptforpublication.AbidingbythewishesofmyGuru,NisargadattaMaharaj,whowantedtopublishhistalkswithoutanyalterations,Ihavenotchangedthewordingastranslated.Themanuscripthasbeeneditedforpunctuationonly,notforlanguageorstyle.
If
readershaveanydifficultyinunderstandingsomeoftheexpressions,aglossaryhasbeenprovidedattheend.SeveralofMaharaj'stalksarerepetitive.Theexplanationisthateventowardtheendofhislife,whenhisbodywasveryweak,Maharajcontinuedtohammerhomehisteachings.Nowhereisthismoreapparentthaninhisfinalwordstousin
ConsciousnessandtheAbsolute.
Firstpublished1994;reprinted1998,2004ISBN0-89386-041-7LibraryofCongressCatalogCardNo.94-94237PrintedintheUnitedStatesofAmerica.
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I have found no greater teacher, no more direct, than Nisargadatta Maharaj. He had no concern for the affection of those who came to see him in his unairconditioned apartment in the slums: his only conern was "Do you know your Self?"
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