Consciousness must return to its source – Nisargadatta

How can I know myself as the Source of all?

Some guidance from the book “I Am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj:

“The source of consciousness cannot be an object in consciousness. To know the source is to be the source. When you realize that you are not the person, but the pure and calm witness, and that fearless awareness is your very being, you are the being. It is the source, the Inexhaustible Possibility.”

  1. “Now, consciousness has identified with a form.”
  2. ‘When you begin spirituality, you reject the body-mind with “I am not that.”’
  3. ‘Then you come to the “I Am” only, without words.‘
  4. “Then you are everything, you are not confined to the body.”
  5. “Because of the instrument of the body, that feeling of consciousness is there and I, the Absolute, am not that.”
  6. “Having stabilized in the consciousness, the next step is to be in a position to observe the consciousness, and all the play that is happening in the consciousness, just to understand.”
  7. ‘…the knowledge “I Am” must go back to its own source.’ “Keep the ‘I am’ in the focus of awareness, remember that you are, watch yourself ceaselessly and the [source] will flow into the conscious without any special effort on your part.”
  8. “Later, it understands that it is not that form and… reaches its real source, beyond all conditioning.” “The person merges into the witness, the witness into awareness, awareness into pure being, yet identity is not lost, only its limitations are lost. It is transfigured, and becomes the real Self, the sadguru, the eternal friend and guide.”

– Quotes by Nisargadatta Maharaj