N.MAHARAJ: Visitor: A person translated the book ' I Am That' into a foreign language, and he wants to give it the tittle ' Tat-Tvam-Asi'.
Maharaj: "I do not like that. Either keep the title ' I Am that' or none at all."
V: But Mr. Maurice Frydman had agreed.
M:" I do not agree. Also, do not dilute the contents of the book with your understanding, even though you may consider yourself a Jnani. Do it the same way Frydman did; the exact and original text should be translated, with no modifications."
V: I now realise after meditation that the essence of your teachings is contained in ' I Am That'.
M:' If you want to realise the meaning of ' I Am That', go into deep meditation, but ' you', the manifest, should merge in 'You', the Un-manifest'. That is the ultimate meaning. Whatever experience I get of t he world and God, is not due to any favour or obligation of God but is entirely due to me, because of my state. If I were not, I would not have had the experience. I did prevail and do prevail always. Because of my Beingness, I experience the world. I now see clearly the oneness in the teachings of the three seers or Acharyas- Shankara, Madhava and Ramanuja.
All the creations emanate from the Moolamaya, the primary illusion and its secret humming. All words, talks and titles refer to those emanations. Similarly, all these images are the chattering and ex
The state of Beingness is termed as God. The godly state is the entire manifestation. It is my state in experiencing; it is duality. But my Un-manifest state is non-dual, and in that state there is no experiencing and manifestation. I, the Absolute, am not the state of Being.
In spite of all the spiritual knowledge, you are not inclined to give up the experiences at the body-mind level. If you do not identify with the body-mind sense you will transcend into the Beingness first, and later, you will transcend even the Beingness. However, you want to keep your individuality at the body-mind level as well as experience and be in both the Beingness and 'Non-Beingness' states, which is impossible.
I, the Absolute, am the witness of my Beingness, which is the total manifestation. This state is being glorified with very high attributes, such as God, Maheshwar etc., and worshipped by many people. To them, such a talk of mine may smack of mischief."
Source: 'The Nectar of the Lord's Feet'
Edited by Robert Powell.