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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.
"The Ultimate Medicine"
Edited by Robert Powell
Blue Dove Press
Maharaj: For meditation you should sit with identification with the
knowledge "I am" only and have confirmed to yourself that you are not
the body.  You must dwell only in that knowledge "I am"--not merely
the words "I am."  The design of your body does not signify your
identification.  And also, the name which is given to you or to the
body is not your correct identity.  The name which is imposed on you,
or the name which you have heard about you--you have accepted that
name as yourself.  Similarly, since you have seen your body, you
think you are the body.  So you have to give up both these
identities.  And the indwelling knowledge that you are, without
words, that itself you are.  In that identity, you must stabilize
yourself.  And then, whatever doubts you have, will be cleared by
that very knowledge, and everything will be opened up in you... 

Visitor: My question is, is there a useful way for arriving at moksha
and are there particular signs for distinguishing which paths are the
best for us?

M: You just listen to all this, whatever is being said here; follow
that, abide in that and be that.  Don't ask me about other paths. 
The path I am expounding, you listen to that, and abide in it...

V: I am interested especially in practice, how to start it.

M: Forget all about physical disciplines in this connection.  I am
telling you that the indwelling principle.  "I am," the knowledge
that you are, you have to *be* that.  Just be that.  With that
knowledge "I am," hold on to the knowledge "I am."

V: It is difficult to abandon attachment to action; even in this way
it is not easy always to remember "I am," the truth of the atman.

M: You know that you are sitting here; you know you are, do you
require any special effort to hold on to that "you are"?  You know
you are; abide in that.  The "I am" principle without words, that
itself is the God of all Ishwaras.

V: Is devotion not useful as an initial step?

M: First step or second step, I have the first and final step at the
same time!  The knowledge "I am," without words, itself is the
Ishwara.  He, Ishwara, does not want another (Maya) agent or
intermediary. Direct.

Nisargadatta Maharaj
"The Ultimate Medicine"
Edited by Robert Powell
Blue Dove Press
"The profound yet simple words of this extraordinary teacher are designed to jolt us into awareness of our original nature.   Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta's style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound--cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials.   His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness, just by hearing, or even reading them." 
- Robert Powell
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