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Advaita for the 21st Century

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

There are many sites acknowledging the wisdom of this sage. There are also a number of satsang teachers claiming association or discipleship. It is understood, however, that he did not formally designate a successor in his lineage (the Navnath saMpradAya) and some of the more recent teaching often more nearly resemble neo-advaita than traditional. Accordingly, his successors are listed in the 'Western satsang' section.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Advaita Fellowship - The Advaita Fellowship of Redondo beach, California is concerned with the teaching stemming from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj to Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman.
"Even for a moment do not think that you are the body. Give yourself no name, no shape. In the darkness and the silence reality is found."

Timothy Conway has a page containing masses of biographical and other information as well as photos and an extensive list of resources.


Nisargadatta's most famous dialogues are contained in 'I am That', an essential Advaita manual, listed in the Recommended Reading section.

Alternatively, here is the link to Amazon UK.


Here is another site specifically devoted to Nisargadatta Maharaj and another containing links to still more sites.

Nisargadatta DVD

There are four 2 1/2 hour DVDs narrated by Dr.Stephen Wolinsky (a disciple), which may be purchased from Neti Neti Films. These include actual footage of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The teaching certainly relates to Nisargadatta, although there is also much material that does not. Talks address Buddhist and tantric teachings as well as more modern, Western philosophies such as that of Korzybski, Derrida, Post-Deconstructionism and even quantum mechanics.


There is an article on a meeting with Nisargadatta Maharaj by Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer, complete with photos, at Dr. Harsh Luthar's site.


Maharaj Nisargadatta is primarily set up to provide details of this teacher and contains a huge collection of quotations, together with biography, lineage and photos and the complete text of 'I am That'. However, there are also many more essays and books on Advaita in general, including many of the books by Ramana Maharshi, Upanishads, Gita and Brahmasutras, works by Sivananda and Krishnananda, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, and a number from the Bhaktivedanta Trust.


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj is the new location of what was previously There is now a particular emphasis on recommended reading - on all Advaita-related books, not just those of Nisargadatta. Each book and each blog is illustrated by a photo (rather like this site), and some of the photos are also very good! Clearly a lot of effort has gone into the creation of this site.


Jean Dunn's Diaries (PDF Download 467K) A student of the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj who was also a friend of Jean Dunn (the editor of a number of his books) has kindly submitted a PDF of her ‘diaries’ for free download. Here is his introduction:

Jean Dunn was an American woman who lived for some years in Tiruvannamalai, India, where Ramana Maharshi’s ashram is, by the foot of the sacred mountain Arunachala.  She was devoted to Ramana Maharshi and followed his teachings. In 1977, after numerous invitations to go to meet the great sage, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, (who became known through the book of dialogues titled “I Am That”), she finally made the trip from southern India to Bombay and met the man whom she recognized as her Guru.


Sri Ranjit Maharaj (died Nov. 2000) - disciple of Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, along with the better known Nisargadatta Maharaj. Enlightened at a very early age, he lived very simply in Bombay after Siddharameshwar Maharaj died, never married, had a simple job, and, for most of his life, very few disciples. There are excerpts from talks, including two in MP3 format and a program of events.
"As long as there is a body, there is fear. If you want to be fearless, be what is fearless, because that which IS has no end. The final reality has no end and no beginning; it is limitless."

A description of a meeting with Ranjit Maharaj also describes aspects of his teaching, covering reality, knowledge and ignorance, master and death.

Timothy Conway is looking for help on one of the chapters of his new book from anyone who personally knew Ranjit Maharaj, to share impressions or teachings. Please contact him directly.

Sadguru Publishing is the official book site of, offering books on the Advaita Vedanta teachings of Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, Shri Ranjit Maharaj, Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Saint Shri Samartha Ramdas. Highly recommended


Sri Ranjit Maharaj



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