I happened to read today in The Sunday Newsline Pune edition that a biographical film – Nirgunache Bheti (Marathi) named Tatwamasi in English is made by Nitin and Dr Anitha Kulkarni. The theme of the film is to spread the teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. I am eager to see this film as I had come to know of this great being in 1988 through his most famous and widely-translated book, I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman that had brought him worldwide recognition and followers.
In my first few attempts to read “I AM THAT”I could not go beyond the first few pages. But as years passed by I kept coming back to the book. Each attempt brought newer insights even if I read the same chapters. When I opened the book today the chapter heading was:
“Give up All and You Gain All”.
Wow what a challenge to the beliefs and logic of the current times: competitiveness, strategies and business models that we discuss and teach in business forums and colleges respectively! I thought this would make a perfect heading for today’s blog post.
Another quote of the Maharaj that conveys a simple yet powerful message for all teachers, parents and mentors is –
“All you can teach is understanding. The rest comes on its own”.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a simple man but his wisdom – immensely profound and transformational.