Ramana Maharshi on Meditation
- "For the beginner meditation on a form is
more easy and agreeable. Practice of it
leads to self-enquiry which consists in
sifting the reality from unreality. What is
the use of holding on to truth when you are
filled with antagonistic factors? Self-enquiry
directly leads to realization by removing
the obstacles which make you think that
the Self is not already realized.
Meditation differs according to the degree
of advancement of the seeker. If one is fit
for it one might directly hold on to the
thinker, and the thinker will then automatically
sink into his source, pure consciousness.
If one cannot directly hold on to the
thinker one must meditate on God and in
due course the same individual will have
become sufficiently pure to hold on to
the thinker and to sink into absolute being.
Meditation is possible only if the ego is
kept up. There is the ego and the object
meditated upon. The method is therefore
indirect because the Self is only one. Seeking
the ego, that is its source, the ego disappears.
What is left over is the Self. This method is
the direct one."
From his book "Be As You Are" by David Goldman
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