Jean Dunn. – Jean Dunn lived in India a number of years before she met Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. During those years she lived at Tiruvannamalai. By Jean Dunn. The teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj have been published in several books using the original question-and-answer format in. Nisargadatta was on my list for an Interview here in Bombay, but everyone has Upstairs there is the same small gathering, but now Jean Dunn is present.

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Jean Dunn Journals: Being With Nisargadatta Maharaj

Early in the morning, about 6: Many people from the West have come to follow his precepts through their reading of these collections. Maharaj said that this generation is ready for this teaching.

Can you say something about the positive side? Complete what you start to the best of your ability. He talked about the ‘direct way’ of knowing the Final Reality, in which one becomes aware of one’s original nature through mental discrimination, breaking the mind’s false identification with the ego, knowing that “You are already That”. He built himself a mezzanine floor as a place nisargaatta meditation this is the room where we all used to gather to listen to him talk.

Jean Dunn & Nisargadatta Maharaj

Unless you have such faith in the Guru, you do not establish in your Self. That I Amness is the same as Consciousness, that which lets you know you exist. It is not difficult for you to know also, but what is the identity with which you are asking?

Can you tell me something about his book, I Am That? He is in much pain at times but manages to talk twice a day. What is this thing which you have identified with? There was a time when devotion to a God was prevalent; now people want Truth and the search is with the intellect.


Can karma be changed? Only copies were printed and Jean gave me one of these original copies, though this book can now be readily found on the Internet as well as on this site. The bidi 1 shop at the corner belongs to him: After his realization, Siddharameshwar Maharaj began teaching that Newer Post Older Post Home. A person who is already dead is not worried about anything. Let this life live itself and understand you are not this.

This book contains transcripts of 21 talks given by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj inshortly before his death. Jean Dunn had the rare opportunity of being close to the contemporary sage, Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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He said you must do your homework. Is stabilizing in Consciousness meditation?

The Unborn Nisargadatta – Pradeep Apte. He is looking hard at me but appears to be in too much pain to nnisargadatta. In my true state, I am not. Does he often send people away who come to see him? When he went back to the road and turned to look behind, from where he had just come, there was no house jeqn at all. Was there a particular reading that Maharaj liked best? What brought me back into this body? I worked on mean. Later, in the Himalayas he met a fellow disciple who persuaded him that it was more fruitful spiritually, to go back into the world.

Why does Maharaj know this and we do not? But at the Bombay station there seems to be little chance of getting on the Rajdhani Express to Delhi — unless there are last minute reservation cancellations. No one was born and no one dies. Jfan does he usually teach? To round off, could you say what are the benefits gained from coming into contact with your guru?


More than five hundred pages of transcribed conversations allow you to eavesdrop on Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, the most famous teacher of Advaita since Ramana Maharshi, as he sits in his living room and answers nisaargadatta from visitors who have come to ask what they should do to become enlightened. He gives no ethical guidance? Did Maharaj provide any type of initiation to those who accepted him as a teacher? That sounds rather Krishnamurthi-esque. I have finished work on the second book; the work is complete.

This is an interview between Jean Dunn and The Inner Directions Journalfollowed by a few selections from the personal diary she kept from He wants questions to come out, jwan there will be silence so that remaining questions will be answered within yourself. Are you living in India on a permanent basis? As far as I know, J. How did you first hear about him?

Up until his illness it was by questions and answers. Notify me of new posts via email. At the present time, Consciousness is what we are, not personal Consciousness, but impersonal, universal Consciousness. No one can give a reason for what he does. Reading can be a hindrance.