I am THAT by Nisargadatta Maharaj

Translated by Maurice Frydman

In 1933, Nisargadatta Maharaj was introduced to Siddharameshwar Maharaj, who would become his guru. Nisargadatta continued to practice what his guru had taught him while also operating a small shop in the Khetwadi neighborhood of Girgaon, located in Mumbai. This occurred approximately two and a half years after Siddharameshwar passed away. In 1951, after receiving an inner revelation from his guru, he began giving initiations. These revelations had been passed down to him. He welcomed devotees to come together twice daily for Satsang, which included meditation, bhajan singing, and answering questions. He did this until he passed away on September 8, 1981, when he was 84. Maurice Frydman, a Jewish refugee from Warsaw, came to India in the late 1930s.
Frydman eventually became a disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in the early days of Nisargadatta’s spiritual work in 1965. This occurred during the early days of Nisargadatta’s work. Since Frydman was fluent in Marathi, Nisargadatta began to use him as a translator for his lectures. He made recordings of the sessions and compiled them, ultimately leading to the publication of I Am That.