I AM THAT pretende chamar a atenção para o inevitável que é ser, assim como elevar para além da forma ilusória o que realmente é, independentemente da sua Fronésis, da sua filosofia, ou da sua conceptual idade. Pretende trazer ao presente o outro lado luminoso do criativo deixando o objectual ser mero reconhecimento do palpável, num deambular de yoga entre o mental e o fisico até à unificação. Aqui desenha-se por simbologia uma dessas possibilidades, quer na apresentação expressiva da acção, quer no entendimento da sua antagónica quietude.

‘The real does not die, the unreal never lived.’ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Give up all questions except one, “Who am I?” After all the only fact you are sure of is that you “are”. The “I am” is certain, the “I am this” is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality. (Chapter 21; Who Am I?)

Be content with what you are sure of. And the only thing you can be sure of is “I am”. Stay with it and reject everything else. This is Yoga. (Chapter 36; Killing Hurts the Killer not the Killed)

Love says: “I am everything”. Wisdom says: “I am nothing”. Between the two my life flows. (Chapter 57; Beyond the Mind There is no Suffering)

To deal with things, knowledge of things is needed. To deal with people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself, you need nothing. Be what you are — conscious being — and don’t stray away from yourself. (Chapter 66; All Search for Happiness is Misery)

‘Once you now that dear happens to the body and not to you, you just watch your body falling of like a discarded garment.’ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


‘The real you is timeless and beyond birth and death. The body will survive as long as it is needed. It is not important that it should live long.’ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

‘I AM THAT’ Performance by Filipe Garcia Inspired n the book I AM THAT by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Galeria Rua do Sol 172 Porto PT 2013  The English translation of the book from the original Marathirecordings was done by Maurice Frydman, edited by Sudhakar S. Dixit and first published in 1973 by Chetana Publications. ruadosol172