Nisargadatta Maharaj, born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was a Hindu guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism. The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers, especially from North America and Europe.
|Born:||Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, April 17, 1897, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India|
|Died:||September 08, 1981, Mumbai, India|
|Philosophy:||Advaita Vedanta, Nath Shaivism|
About Nisargadatta Maharaj
Remembered as a guru in the Indian nondualist, or Shiva Advaita, philosophical tradition, he gained an international following after his Marathi-language lectures were published in English as a 1973 book titled I Am That.
In his thirties, he met Siddharameshwar Maharaj, the Hindu Navnath Sampradaya leader who would become his guru.
He opened his Mumbai apartment to visitors seeking spiritual guidance.
Born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, he spent his youth in Mumbai (then Bombay), India, and was one of six children of deeply religious Hindu parents named Parvatibai and Shivrampant Kambli. With his wife Sumatibai, he raised four children.
The American spiritual writer Wayne Dyer became one of Maharaj’s disciples.
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