I Am That is an insightful collection of talks given by one of the most inspiring spiritual masters of the 20th century, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Summary of the Book
Maurice Frydman, a disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj translated the original Marathi work by the author in 1973. The book has 101 sections, presenting conversations on particular concepts. They are compiled in a question-and-answer format, and deal with mostly spiritual quests. Most of Nisargadatta’s teachings are based on the Advaita Vedanta, and on his own experiences. The main themes of the book are: Identification with the Body, Meditation on the “I Am” Feeling, Surrender to the Truth, Conceptual Knowledge and Effort/Earnestness.
About Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual guru and Advaita philosopher. Born into a poor Hindu family as Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, he was inducted into the Inchegiri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya by his guru Siddharameshwar Maharaj. In two and a half years of association, Maruti realized his true self and awoke to the cause, renaming himself Nisargadatta. He was installed as the head of the Inchegiri doctrine after his guru's passing. Widely remembered for his propagation of the Advaita Vedanta, Nisargadatta Maharaj schooled many students and his teachings have been collected into numerous books, some of which are: Master of Self Realization, Self Knowledge and Self Realization, Nectar of Immortality, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Discourses on the Eternal, I AM – The complete "I am" quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and The Experience of Nothingness