Self inquiry/vichara meditation of Ramana
- View Source"The mind turned inwards is the Self, turned outwards, it becomes the ego and all
the world. But the mind does not exist apart from the Self, i.e., it has no
independent existence. The self exists without the mind, but never the mind
without the Self."
Q. When we enquire within 'Who am I?' who enquires?
It is the ego. It is only that which makes the vichara also. The Self has no
vichara. That which makes the enquiry is the ego. The 'I' about which the
enquiry is made is also the ego. As a result of the enquiry the ego ceases to
exist and only the Self is found to exist.
M. Everything we see is changing, always changing. There must be something
unchanging as the basis and source of all this. It is the Self.
Sri Ramana has said that whatever one
experiences, with steadfastness, one
should remain in inquiry in awareness.
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