The Nisargadatta Gita

by Pradeep Apte

Dedicated to the Great Master

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

46. The belief in the ‘I am’ as a body, as

an individual is the cause of all fear, in

the absence of the ‘I am’, who is to fear

what?

 

This belief that ‘I am so-and-so’ with a mind and body, an individual living in this world and society is the cause of all fear. Fears are many and diverse, there is fear of death, loss of wealth, loss of near and dear ones; then there is fear of ill-health, falling into disrepute and the many, many small ones that occur and change from moment to moment. But, for the one who has realized that the ‘I am’ itself is false – and since all fears are based on the ‘I am’- there is no fear anymore. Quite obviously, if there is no individual, who is to fear what?

 

SOURCE: HolyBooks
The Nisargadatta Gita
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