“When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two.”
From a humble room in a chawl at Khetwadi in Girgaum, Mumbai, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s (1897-1981) Teaching reached out to spiritual seekers in India and across the globe with the publication of I Am That, the 1973 English translation of his talks in Marathi, by Maurice Frydman.
He started taking disciples in 1951, only after a personal revelation from his guru Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. Nisargadatta Maharaj, with his direct and minimalistic explanation of Non-duality, is considered one of the foremost exponents of Advaita. After he stopped going to his shop in 1966, Maharaj continued to receive and teach visitors in his home, giving discourses twice a day, until his death at the age of eighty-four years.
Many spiritual luminaries and well-known writers have acknowledged the impact his words have had on their lives. Among those who have come together to pay homage to him here are: Swami Tejomayananda, Alan Jacobs, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, Gangaji, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Wolinsky, Mooji and Master Charles Cannon. Others have graciously shared their collection of Maharaj’s photographs with you in this pictorial tribute.
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