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(eC ean Cae The EXPERIENCE or NOTHINGNESS Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s Talks on Realizing the Infinite Edited by Robert Powell, Ph.D. Br BLue DOVE Press SAN DIEGO » CALIFORNIA + 1996 ‘This book is the third volume of a trilogy of books by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, edited by Robert Powell. The other volumes, also published by Blue Dove Press, are The Ultimate Medicine and The Nectar of Immortality. Blue Dove Press publishes books by and about sages and saints of all religions as well as other inspiring works. Catalog sent free upon request. Write to: Blue Dove Press Post Office Box 261611 San Diego, CA 92196 Phone: (619) 271-0490 © 1996 by Robert Powell All Rights Reserved FIRST EDITION Photograph on page 62 courtesy of Carl Adlon, taken as Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj stepped out of his bath. Other photos courtesy of Jozef Nauwelaerts and Dingeman Boot. Special thanks to Dr. Lance Nelson, Department of Religious Studies, University of San Diego, California, for help in the preparation of this book, Cover and text design: Brian Moucka, Poppy Graphics, Santa Barbara, California Cover art by Rob Jacobs ISBI -884997-14-7 ‘ary of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication data: Nisargadatta. Maharaj, 1897-1981 The experience of nothingness . Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's talks on realizing the infinite / edited by Robert Powell P em. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 1-884997-14-7 1. Spiritual life--Hinduism. 2. Hinduism-- Doctrines. I. Powell, Robert, 1918- . II. Title. BL 1214.26.N573 1996 294.5°2--de20 96-24322 cIP