Jean Dunn

1921  - 1996

 

Jean Dunn lived in India a number of years before she met Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. During those years she lived at Tiruvannamalai as a devotee of Ramana Maharshi. In 1977, after numerous invitations to go to meet the great sage Nisargadatta, she made the trip from southern India to Bombay and met her Guru.

   

Jean wrote of meeting Nisargadatta, "Loved him on site."

Nisargadatta Maharaj acknowledged Jean as realizing her True Nature and told her she was to carry on his work for him. After Nisargadatta left the body, Jean lived the rest of her life making the teachings available from her home in Vacaville, California.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

1897 - 1983

 
"One of the most revered holy men in India, Sri Nisargadatta held conversations with the seekers who came to him from all over the world in his modest dwelling in a run-down section of Bombay." (from the book jacket of Seed of Consciousness; The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Jean Dunn)
   
 
     
 

"Maharaj was whatever was needed: kind, gentle, patient, abrupt, abrasive, impatient. Moods passed over him like summer breeze, barely touching him.

The force of his message resounds with his singleness of purpose: 'Give up all you have read and just BE. You, as the Absolute, are not this I Amness, but presently you have to abide in I Amness". (From the introduction to Consciousness and the Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Jean Dunn)


 "Jean, who was with Maharaj during his last years, observed that during this time, Maharaj did not entertain any questions pertaining to worldly life and it's improvement, and exclusively taught the highest truth. 'Even one sentence was like an Upanishad.' He was very blunt and sharp in his answers and did not cater to anyone's ego - in fact, his stated purpose was to destroy this 'Pseudo-entity'." (from the book jacket of Prior to Consciousness: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Jean Dunn)

 
     
     
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj

1888 - 1936

 
"This world is like a dream and hence in this dreamworld, whatever is good or bad, Dharma or Adharma, merit or sin, morality are of no consequence for the awakening of the Self. And therefore renunciation of both auspicious and unauspicious, good and bad, is necessary to get the knowledge of Self."

Quote from Master Key to Self-Realization

 


"Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj was the disciple of Shri Bhausaeheb Maharaj who mainly taught the path of meditation as a means to realization...After the passing of his master in the year 1914, Siddharameshwar Maharaj continued meditating on the teachings of his Master. In 1918, he renounced the world and joined his brother disciples to popularize his Master's teachings. In the year 1920 ... he got the idea that one could go beyond the path of many years of long mediation as a means for realization and that meditation is an initial stage to attain Final Reality...After his realization, Siddharameshwar Maharaj began teaching that...one could attain Final Reality very quickly through the path of "The Bird's Way", which is primarily of listening to the teachings of the Sadguru, as well as utilizing the power of discrimination (Viveka), combined with thoughtfulness and investigation into one's True Nature (Vichara)." (From the preface to Master Key to Self-Realization, by Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj)

 

 
     
     
 
 
 

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