In the spring of the year 1980, (luck, destiny ?) I met one of the most amazing …. hmm, wanted to write person but that he wasnt one actually. What word than, individual, …..neither as strictly speaking there wasn’t neither individual or a person. OK, withou getting into philosophical technicalities, the world called him Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and meeting him, defined my entire life. I will allow myself to share here, some transcripts of the conversations he had with various people.
“What is wrong with its seeking the pleasant and shirking the unpleasant? Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem. By flowing with life I mean acceptance — letting come what comes and go what goes. Desire not, fear not, observe the actual, as and when it happens, for you are not what happens, you are to whom it happens. Ultimately even the observer you are not. You are the ultimate potentiality of which the all-embracing consciousness is the manifestation and expression.”
from “I am That” Nisargadatta Maharaj