On Nisargadatta Maharaj: What is the ‘I am’ mantra?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: Acharya Ji, When Nisargadatta Maharaj says Dwell in the ‘I-am-ness’, is he saying, ‘Just be in the silence?’

Acharya Prashant: He’s asking you to look at yourself a little deeper. We never say, “I am.” We say, “I am somebody, I am a male, I am X, I am Y…