Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Questions

When was Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj born?

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was born in Bombay in 1897.

Where was Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj born? What was Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s birth name?

His parents, who gave him the name Maruti, had a small farm at the village of Kandalgaon and it was here that he spent his early years.

From early childhood he had taken a keen interest in spiritual matters, his talks with holy men sharpening his inquisitive mind and kindling a spiritual fire.

When did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj get married? What did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj do for work? Where did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj live?

In 1924 he married, later becoming a cigarette trader in Bombay where he and his wife raised a family.

When did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj meet his guru? When did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj become self-realized?

At the age of 34 he met his Guru and three years later realized himself, taking the name of Nisargadatta.

What did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj do after self-realization? What is regarded as Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s best book? In which tradition is Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s teaching rooted?

He continued to live the life of an ordinary Indian working-man but his teachings, which are set out in his master-work I Am That and are rooted in the ancient Upanishadic tradition, made a significant philosophical break from contemporary thought.

Where did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s devotees travel from? When did Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj die?

Devotees travelled from all over the world to hear Nisargadattas unique message until his death in 1981.


Reference: The Experience of Nothingness: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s Talks on Realizing the Indefinite