Friday, August 17, 2007


D: Bhagavan, I have heard about your 'vichara marga' but I have no clear conception of it. Is it to sit in a quiet place and ask oneself the question 'Who am I?' repeatedly or meditate on that question as on a mantra?

Bhagavan: No, it is not repeating of or meditating on 'Who am I?'. It is to dive deep into yourself and seek the place from which the 'I' thought arises in you and to hold on to it firmly to the exclusion of any other thought. Continuous and persistent effort would lead you on to the Self.

~ from A Practical Guide to Know Yourself, Conversations with Sri Ramana Maharshi by A. R. Natarajan

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