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Posted May 10, 2003
This is very important work indeed. For those that have read I am That-Nisargadatta Maharaj's main work, this book is an amazing compliment to his work and I got a lot out of it. This book differs from I am That in one main way, Nisargadatta Maharaj is in his last fading years and is EXTREMELY direct and no nonsense. He respnonds to questions with cutting honesty. No handholding or sugarcoating. For instance he bluntly tells people that reincarnation and heavy devotional teachings are nonsense and for ignorant people because they are more mental concepts that separate you from the True Self and continues to elaborate. In I am That, he was a bit softer in his responses, here because his body is old and weary-not to mention he's been teaching for decades at this point, he has little tolerance for getting into 'kindergarten spirituality'as he terms it. Here, he goes for the very core of spiritual teachings. He doesn't say anything new from I am That, just poses things more directly and from a few new angles. I loved this book. It is well worth purchasing, especially if you are one who prefers non-mytical, direct teachings. Some Quotes ' Consider this beingness or consciousness as the supreme god'....'The beingness itself is the Guru'....'There is no birth, death it as all a concept, an illusion.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.