Nisargadatta Maharaj















“You seem to want instant insight, forgetting that the instant is always preceded by a long preparation. The fruit falls suddenly, but the ripening takes time.”

Question : Can I make myself remember my state of deep sleep?

Nisargadatta Maharaj : Of course! By eliminating the intervals of inadvertence during your waking hours you will gradually eliminate the long interval of absent-mindedness which you call sleep. You will be aware that you are asleep. – ‘ I am That’, talk 8, 2nd June 1970