Nisargadatta Maharaj’s talks and writings drew an active and wide following. Along with Ramana Maharishi, a dedicated teacher of Vedantha in a field crowded with sharp salesmen and feeble consumers.
‘To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not. Discover all that you are not-body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that-nothing, concrete or abstract, which you can perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand that on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realize that you are the limitless being. You are already ‘That’.’
As with Ramana Maharishi, the primary tool of Inquiry is Yājñavalkya’s Rule.