Books on Nisargadatta Maharaj
Talks with
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Published by Acorn Press
I am That is Nisargadatta Maharaj's most well known book.  Translated by Maurice Frydman, this book had profound effect on spiritual seekers from all paths of life.  

Who is the jnani? The witness or the supreme?

Maharaj: The jnani is the supreme and also the witness.
He is both being and awareness.
In relation to consciousness he is awareness. In
relation to the universe he is pure being.
"Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj"
By Ramesh Balsekar
Acorn Press, 1982
Ramesh Balsekar is the most famous student of Nisargadatta Maharaj.  In his first book, Pointers, Ramesh Balsekar explains the teachings of his guru
"The Ultimate Medicine"
Edited by Robert Powell
Blue Dove Press
Compiled during the last year of Nisargadatta 's life, The Ultimate Medicine provides advanced instruction for spiritual aspirants. Not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students seeking powerful antidotes to unawareness. Edited by Robert Powell, renowned spiritual author.
"Consciousness and the Absolute"
The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Edited by Jean Dunn
Consciousness and the Absolute were recorded shortly before  Nisargadatta's death in 1981, and translated directly to English with no changes.  In a question and answer format the visitors and devotees accompanied this great master during his final teachings.  His message uncompromisingly remained the same to the end, to dwell only on our beingness, giving it no attributes, dwelling prior to our thoughts.
Prior to Consciousness
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Edited by Jean Dunn
Acorn Press

These talks took place between April1980 and July 1981 between seekers from all over
the world and Nisargadatta Maharaj.  He continues to hammer at our egos, insisting that
we can only know through our personal experience, not through the second-hand
knowledge of others and of books.  His words are used like a surgeons scalpel, used to cut
away the concepts we have been given since birth.   Before this form came - what was I?  He was very sharp with his answers.  In the last two years of his life he would not entertain any questions pertaining to this worldly life and it's improvement.  He spoke only the plain truth.

With a Foreword and edited by Jean Dunn   

Seeds Of Consciousness
The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Edited by Jean Dunn
Acorn Press     

This collection of talks occurred between July 7th 1979 and April 2nd 1980 in the same
setting as the other books.  Daily, visitors would enter the ground floor residence in Khetwadi,
Bombay, and either remain silent in Maharaj's presence or pose questions to him to bring forth his wisdom.  He would say he is not a learned man and therefore can only speak from his own experience, and that whatever he has been able to know about his true being applies to everyone else.   

This series of questions and answers bears the same stamp of authenticity that all these books share.  The editor, Jean Dunn has done the world a great service by bringing these talks to light, in translation from the original Marathi language.

With an introduction by Ramesh S. Balsekar.

The Experience of Nothingness
Sri Nisargadatta's Talks on Realizing the Infinite
Edited by Robert Powell
Blue Dove Press 

With chapter headings such as, Maharaj Sets Out The Basics, At The Highest Level
Nothing Is, At The Worldly Level Everything Is, and The Experience Of Nothingness  and
a Glossary and Bibliography this well produced and edited book goes further into the teachings
of this Master of the Tantric Nath lineage.

I Am That I Am
by Stephen Wolinsky
A Tribute to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dr. Stephen Wolinsky is the founder of Quantum Psychology and a disciple of Nisargadatta
Maharaj.  He has written what could arguably be considered a companion volume to
I Am That.  He illuminates and elaborates upon the major understandings, confrontations,
and contributions of this most remarkable sage. 
I Am That I Am offers an explosive tribute to
Wolinski's teacher, Guru Nisargadatta Maharaj and sets in motion an enquiry process which will confront one's spiritual concepts. 

Awaken to the Eternal
Nisargadatta Maharaj: A Journey of Self Discovery
Inner Directions Foundation         
VHS - 57 Minutes


To my knowledge,
Awaken to the Eternal is the only VHS video available that contains
the footage of  Maharaj.  Several people who had the opportunity to be with Maharaj
discuss the impact of his teaching.  Included are  interviews with Jean Dunn, Jack Kornfield,
Robert Powell Stephen Wolinsky and others.  It's a unique opportunity to peek at Maharaj's
loft in Bombay and watch him in the midst of a spirited conversation.
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The Nectar Of Immortality

Nisargadatta Maharaj questioning and pushing his listeners and devotees further and further back, into their I-am-ness; asking them to discover who they were 100 years before, dealing with the principle prior to mind, not allowing any concepts to settle there.  These books remind us of the non methods of Zen and Chan Masters; and  their direct approach to this great matter force us as the reader to go beyond merely reading, and enter into that which we call "I". .
The Nectar Of Immortality Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Discourses on the Eternal
Edited by Robert Powell
Blue Dove Press
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