Once a blind young man came to hear Maharaj teaching.
When Maharaj himself asked him what he had understood, he sat quietly for a few moments, and then spoke:
Maharaj, I do not have the right words to express my feelings of gratitude to you for making the whole picture so very clear to me, so simply, and so quickly. I can summarize your teaching:
1. You asked me to remember what I was before I had this knowledge 'I am' together with the body, i.e., before I was 'born';
2. You told me that this body-cum-consciousness had come upon me without my knowledge or concurrence, therefore 'I' had never been 'born';
3. This body-cum-consciousness that is 'born' is time-bound and, when it disappears at the end of its allotted span, I shall be back in my original state, which is always present, but not in manifestation;
4. Therefore, I am not consciousness, and certainly not the physical construct which houses this consciousness;
5. Finally, I understand that there is only 'I' — neither 'me', nor 'mine', nor 'you' — only that which is. There is no bondage other than the concept of a separate 'me' and 'mine' in this totality of manifestation and functioning.
After hearing these words from the blind youth, uttered with absolute conviction, Maharaj had given him a look of understanding and love, and had asked him: "Now what will you be doing?" The answer was: "Sir, I have understood you truly. I will be doing nothing. 'Living' will go on." He then paid his respects to Maharaj with great adoration and left. The blind young man was not really blind, said Maharaj. He had the true vision. There are few like him.
-From the book "pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj" by R. Balsekar-