• Diego Palma

The Nisargadatta Maharaj Ultimatum Pointers

Actualizado: 11 de may de 2019



The Nisargadatta Ultimatum Pointers

- compiled by Pradeep Apte - read by Prem Daas -


Your destiny is not death

But the disappearance of I am

Allow yourself to relax

and simply allow the words of Nisargadatta Maharaj

to enter into the deepest part of your being.

Simply allow these words, these pointers

to enter into your heart of hearts.

Are you a mere body or something else

or maybe nothing at all


Before all beginnings

after all endings

I am


What you are you already are

everything is local and temporary

except you

don't forget what you are


Ultimately I am beyond being

and non-being


Find him who was present at your birth

and will witness your death


Stop imagining that you were born,

have parents or a body that will die and so on

You were never born nor will you ever die


There is a state beyond forgetting

and remembering

The beginning-less begins forever

Find what is it that you have never lost


Overlook the moveable and you will find

yourself to be the ever-present


Whatever happens

I remain


I was never born

how can I grow old


I am neither born nor can I die

I have nothing to remember or to forget


You are beyond the experiencer

ever unborn and deathless


Reality is not an event

it cannot be experienced

for reality neither comes nor goes


There is no such thing as experience of reality

only reality is

there is nothing else


there was no coming

it was so always


You can only be what you are in reality

you can only appear to be

what you are not


What comes and goes has no being

What changes is not real

what is real does not change


Don't pretend to be what you are not

don't refuse to be what you are


Life will escape

the body will die

but it will not affect me in the least


The real does not die

the unreal never lived


You are neither the body nor in the body

there is no such thing as body


The absolute precedes time

the absolute is


Your body is short of time not you

just understand yourself

that itself is eternity


I know for myself

I was never born


Both the subject and the object

exist in you

but you are neither


You are complete here and now

you need absolutely nothing


That which makes you think you are human

is not human


The real is always with you

you need not wait to be what you are


You are not what you perceive


You are yourself without knowing


No happening affects your real being

this is the absolute truth


Transiency is the best proof of unreality


You cannot know your real being

you can only be what you are


Whatever you are changelessly

That you are beyond all doubt


To be

you must be nobody


To know that you do not know

is true knowledge


In reality you were never born

and shall never die


Be nothing

know nothing

have nothing


One can only be it without knowing


What you don't know

that is prior most


Before you acquired this knowledge I am

That is the real estate


Come to the conclusion that you

are not the consciousness


The absolute doesn't know itself at all


When the body dies

you do not die


When everything goes

you are the real


Your true identity is beyond this

quality of I am-ness


The state before you were born

and after you die

is your permanent property


Before the knowledge I am appeared on you

That is Parabrahman


If you revert properly

the consciousness I am will disappear


The Parabrahman

does not know that it is


You are the underlying principle

of consciousness

be in that


The eternal one

is that which you have

never forgotten


Go back to the source

take your stand in

the original state


Beingness is the child of no beingness

The absolute


Prior to witnessing

you are


Something prior to the creation of the body

knows that there is a body


When you did not have the body

complete satisfaction existed


The One who knows these appearances

is the Satguru Parabrahman


The I am-ness is a part of the play

you are prior to the I am-ness


You are not the sound from the

brahmarandra which says I am


The arrival of my beingness

without my knowing

constitutes my parents


How can that

which depends on the body

be the truth?


I prevail prior to anything

I ever exist


Prior to the appearance of childhood

that is my eternal State


I only observe the appearance and

disappearance of beingness


When you didn't know that you were

That is your true state


The one who observes

the being and no being state

is the true state


Only what was before the body

came into existence

will remain after the body dies


Lord Krishna was the unborn

the Nirguna principle

just as you are


You are unborn and

shall ever remain unborn


The world and the mind

everything are unreal

but I am not those


Prior to this identification with the body

you must recede into that


Witnessing of the beingness

happens to the eternal principle

the absolute


I the absolute

never had any experience

that I was alive


I the absolute

have no needs

I ever prevail


The non attention parabrahman state

has no attention I am


Before the beingness was there

look at that

be in that state


Timeless, spaceless existence

doesn’t know it is

that is reality

that is truth


As the eternal principle

you prevail in spite of all happenings


To the absolute witnessing of

the I am-ness occurs

this is the Siddha standpoint


I the absolute

am not this I am-ness


Not knowing is perfection

knowing is imperfection

fraudulent


When the I am goes into oblivion

that is the eternal state

no form, no beingness


There is no question of going into that state

you are in the supreme state


Without reason or cause

the consciousness spontaneously appears

on the absolute


As you get closer to the truth

you will lose interest in worldly affairs


My true nature

is that which was before the body

and consciousness came into being


It is quite simple

all that which is time-bound

is untrue


I am the perfect state

when the I am-ness was not


What was your state

before the I am arose

go back to the source


That which you don't know

is the right state

Throw away everything as useless

after this consciousness has come


In the absolute

there is no need of any kind

even the need to know oneself


Satguru parabrahman

is your true nature


In the absolute

the I am comes

they are not two


Donating the self you get brahma

donating brahma you get parabrahman


The teaching which destroys the individual

is exactly what the individual seeks


You just stumble on the knowledge

that the individual was never there


You are prior to the idea I am

camp yourself there

prior to the words I am


You must recede into the not knowingness

when you are awake


I was

I am and I shall be

in that original state

before the I am-ness came


I am fully established

in that unborn state


I am God

I am the devilty

and I am the worshiping


You must know yourself

devoid of the body sense


The one who expresses

I was not

is secure, stable and eternal


The one who recognizes the imperfect

is perfect and complete


With reference to your true parabrahman state

Maya does not exist


You know what you are not

what you are you cannot know


Prior to knowingness

is the prior most principal

which knows the consciousness


Death is inevitable

so why not accept it right now

that it cannot affect you


What you have heard from me

is to be understood, used and given up


Without the body sense,

I am perfect, total and complete


You are changeless and permanent

You have no beginning and no end

you are eternal


Parabrahman is your eternal state

you cannot remember it because

you have never forgotten it


Go back to your original state

before this consciousness

came upon you


The one which is listening

and you do not know is you


As the absolute

I have no experience of myself


On hearing these words

all your knowledge will evaporate suddenly

and you will be wonderstruck


I as the absolute

do not need this consciousness


Where is the question

when the instrument of questioning

is kept aside


On your not knowing state

suddenly the knowingness has appeared

and created all the mischief


I am before

anything can happen


Knowledge is ignorant

it has a beginning and an end

had it been real it would be eternal


Satguru means the eternal state

which will never change

what you are


The One directed bias at guru

has no more birth

is sadhana

is over


Why die as a body?

Have the highest ambition

so that at least while dying

you are the absolute


One is the absolute

no I am

two is consciousness

I am

Three is space

world


To know you are nothing

is a real liberation


When all your knowledge

including yourself is liquidated

then you are liberated


The unknown is the truth


I have no need of any experience


You are prior to consciousness

in that state there is no pleasure or pain


What am I when this temporary state

is gone and before it comes?

that itself is the search


The ultimate knowledge

does not have any knowledge


If you have really understood

no questions can arise

questions arise only to an entity


As long as you believe you are an entity

spiritual salvation and all this talk

is useless


As an entity you want to know the absolute

it's not possible because

you are the absolute


When you really intuitively understand what I am saying

it's the end of your spiritual search


Prior to consciousness

who is there and with

what instrument one can be conscious?


The state prior to consciousness is always there

right now it is there


Your true identity is a state of not-knowing

total, complete and perfect


This sense of presence

is unreal like a dream


Your true state was there

before the body and consciousness arose

is there now and will be

after the body and consciousness go


Give thought to the state

before experiencing began


Even when the consciousness goes you prevail

you always are as the absolute


It is the consciousness that gets liberated

there is no entity


It must happen that the consciousness

is no longer conscious of itself


Knowingness in its ultimate state

is no knowingness


If you have clearly understood what I am saying

you will have no specific

intention or interest left


Do everything with the understanding

that when the body and consciousness go

you need do nothing


Consciousness disappearing

there will be no sense of presence

but I shall very much be

without the sense of presence


Before the I am arrived

I knew no time

birth, living and death constitute nothing

but time duration


Come to the firm conclusion

that I am nothing


You must have the firm conviction

that you are unaffected by birth and death


No knowing is the highest in the

hierarchy of spirituality

the absolute transcends both

knowing and no knowing


The knowledge in you

which knows change

is itself changeless, permanent


You did and do exist

unto eternity


Everything is beingness

but I, the absolute

am not that


The body form is merely

an opportunity

to experience time


The essence and sum total of this whole talk

is called Satguru parabrahman

that state in which

there are no requirements


I am the principle which

survives all the creations

all the dissolutions


How can questions relating to that

which was prior to the body and consciousness

be answered?


Appearance and disappearance

birth and death

these are qualities of beingness

they are not your qualities


Attain that state

which is and was prior to the body


Movement of the sought gurus feet

begins from no knowingness to knowingness


Holding the Satguru feet

is the borderline between

knowingness and no knowingness


Your true being exists prior

to the arising of any concepts

apprehending this is being dead

to the "I am the body" while alive


When beingness forgets itself

that state is parabrahman


I who am there before consciousness

am not concerned in any way

to all that happens in consciousness


Your conviction should be such

that no question at all should arise

in the future about that


How did I come about?

that is the question which needs investigation


Consciousness never comes or goes

it just appears to have come


Can you live like that

as the non manifest?


How can one who is not born die?


It is only the consciousness

that is going to disappear

the absolute is always there


What a fall

the perfect state caught up in these experiences

and trying to derive certain benefit from them


The meaning of the mantra I have given you

is that you are the manifest dynamic principle

not the body

when you abide in that

you become that


You have identified with the body

but you are not the body


The uniform I am-ness

known through the body is available to you

by all means use it

but understand that you are not the uniform


Once you discard this I am-ness uniform

what remains is the parabrahman


That which is eternally current

is the Parabrahman


Before you were born could you have felt

or sensed or known that you exist

without the body?


Feeling that I am present

depends on having a body

I am neither the body

nor the conscious presence


You should not get involved

in what has appeared


I am not the seed

I am not the phenomena

nor am I the consciousness

which is time-bound


Consciousness alone

feels the expanse of consciousness

but I the absolute am not that


The absolute always remains


There is only one thing to be understood

and that is that you are the formless

timeless unborn


Nobody is dying

because nobody was born


Liberation means

It, consciousness

is no more there


Experience occurs where there is change

if there is no change

there can be no experience


Try to understand what they parents

could be without their bodies

I was possessed by the five elemental ghosts

but having stabilized in the Parabrahman

I know what it is

and I am out of it


Satguru parabrahman is all love

for no knowingness


Everything which gets

consumed, exhausted

is unreal


Prior to your birth

and receiving the message I am

how did you function

what were you?


You are

even before the knowingness

you are


There is only one truth in the world

and that is that everything is unreal


Be what you were prior to the label or title

be that


Give up all that you have read and just be

even the experience that you are is not your true nature


Whatever you are prior to the appearance of I am

that is your true nature


It is sufficient to understand without the slightest doubt

with great conviction that there is a state

prior to the arising of consciousness


There is no individual looking at another individual

the sense of presence is cognizant

other than that there is nothing


Waking, sleeping and the sense of presence

are all temporary states

that have come upon me

I am not the states


Whatever is temporary and time-bound

cannot be the truth


I am totally free because I have understood

the unreality of that, I am


All this play is going on

in the flash of your consciousness

and it will come to an end


When you finally know

that there is no individual

there will be no questions


To ask what is

is the absolute un-manifested?

what appears as if in a dream is the manifested

If you do not take delivery as an individual

but as total functioning that you are

free of whatever is happening


The ultimate is prior to any experience

I am-ness is the beginning of experience


Stabilized in the knowledge I am

and in the process transcend it

You are the absolute

you swallow the entire universe


This body is continuously changing

It was not there

it appeared and it will disappear

it is not you


You were not born at all

only the announcement of your existence is there


You existed even prior to your birth

your existence is eternal but the knowledge that you exist

came about when you were a few years old


Prior to any other recognition

you already are


How can there be the experience of truth?

it is prior to the beingness


Knowingly you cannot go into that beyond time


This consciousness

the one full of concepts

is dead to me, it is gone