On Being You

Autor: Michael Vincent
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 144909757X
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"I came into this body with no-thing: without my name, my mind, my ego and without any material thing. It is assured that I will leave this body with no-thing. What is the nature of this "I" which existed before all these things were attached to it........? What is the nature of this Consciousness, this Awareness, that existed as "I" before entering this body? Who is this "I" that I am? Who amongst us will dare to ask.....?" If you would reflect on "Who am I?" in your search for Self Realisation this small volume may be the invitation you seek and the map you require on your personal journey. The travelling may not be easy as you are invited to drop all the masks and kick away the crutches. But as the fog lifts and the clouds clear away you will become aware that the Realisation of True Self is the essential factor rendering as decoration and side show all other activities pursued in life. You have within you all that is required and membership of this club is guaranteed with endless benefits......

The Myth Of Self Enquiry

Autor: Jan Kersschot
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626257825
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“Probably you believe you are a person reading these very words right now. Maybe you also see yourself as a spiritual seeker. You've been to sacred places, followed yoga or meditation, maybe you've been involved in a group of seekers with similar interests. Probably you've invested a lot in this search for the ultimate truth. Maybe you feel you have been close to finding your true nature, and still ... something is lacking. What if this search leads you nowhere because the seeker who wants to achieve ‘it’ is itself a concept? Have you ever investigated the existence of the investigator you believe you are? The seeker you believe yourself to be will not like this book. Seekers do not want to learn that that their search for enlightenment is just a game of their ego. They don't like to see that their spiritual enquiry is endless and that their goal of finding their ‘true nature’ is a myth.” Jan Kersschot graduated in medicine from Antwerp University, Belgium. His lifelong quest for the ultimate truth was characterized by his interest in a wisdom which does not exclude anything or anyone. Blending the core of Eastern wisdom with a contemporary Western lifestyle, Jan shows in this collection of extraordinary dialogues how the popular myths about self inquiry and enlightenment can be unmasked. He is the author of the books, Coming Home, Nobody Home and This Is It.

The Practice Of Self Enquiry

Autor: Anil Sharma
Publisher: Partridge Publishing India
ISBN: 1482833468
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Anil Sharma in his book The Practice of Self Enquiry has come out with a detailed exposition on the teachings of his guru Sage Sri Ramana In December 1993 the author of this book Sri Anil Sharma experienced the rising of cosmic currents in his body- a result of which for the next seven years he experienced the various states of higher consciousness. This book is a dedication to his satguru Sri Ramana Maharshi.Maharshi especially for people who are seeking enlightenment and making an effort to know the various concepts pertaining to birth-death-rebirth and realizing : Who am I? In easy and understandable terms, Anil Sharma has flawlessly described to aspirants who are in search of meaning of life and its earthly existence.The author explains, "Our consciousness of our own being, that is 'I am', alone can be our real self. The non-dual and indivisible consciousness of our own being is our true consciousness, indeed it is our true self, our essential being, of what we really are.This is always present in all our three states : waking, dream and sleep, and in all the three divisions of time: past, present and future. This is what the Sage taught one and all, the simple practice of self-attentiveness which is the path of atma-vichara, 'self-inquiry' or self-investigation. And, whatever Sage Ramana said through his teachings, that is the only way by which we can experience perfect peace and bliss that is our own true nature, our own real being.

Self Enquiry

Autor: Michael Vincent
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785352741
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In stripping away the flowery language, the sugar coating so to speak, the author is aware that he is presenting Self Enquiry as the challenging Practice it is designed to be, directly, "in the raw". But then this will take you to an important question: Who or what is being challenged? What is it within you that creates this resistance, doubt and fear? This is your first opportunity to go to the source, to step back from this anxiety and concern and see it for what it is: the many-layered mind with all its attachments continuing its game-playing in an effort to remain in control. In being prepared to swallow what seems to be a bitter pill you are taken directly to what matters: the path to Truth.

Self Enquiry

Autor: Sri Ramana Maharshi
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365583708
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The present work in prose consists of forty questions with answers covering the entire range of spiritual disciplines required for the gaining of release (moksha). The questioner was Gambhiram Seshayya, one of the early devotees of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was a Municipal Overseer at Tiruvannamalai about 1900. Besides being an ardent Ramabhakta (worshipper of Rama) he was interested in the study and practice of Yoga. He used to read Swami Vivekananda’s lectures on the different yoga’s as also an English translation of the Rama-gita. For resolving the difficulties which he came across while studying these books and in his spiritual practices, he approached Bhagavan Sri Ramana from time to time. Bhagavan, who was only twenty-one years old, was then living in Virupaksha cave on Arunachala Hill. As he was keeping silent at the time not because of any vow taken but because he was not inclined to talk - he wrote out his answers to Seshayya’s questions on bits of paper.

Talks On Self Enquiry

Autor: Miles Wright
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3739235551
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This is a collection of writings by Miles Wright about Self Enquiry (Atma Vichara) as taught by Ramana Maharshi. They are mostly responses to questions asked by members on various yahoo-groups (Ramana Maharshi, Atma Vichara, The Sage of Arunachala and Acalayoga) from 2000 to 2007. Before this groups have been deleted I managed to save the most important writings, or what I felt may be of interest for a later reading and study for my personal use. Amongst them many are on Atma Vichara and also deal with misconceptions, which still circulate. I feel these questions and answers may also be of great value for others, and with Miles’ permission this collection can now be offered to the public. Gabriele Ebert (editor)

The Art Of Self Enquiry

Autor: Penmetsa Venkata Satya Suryanarayana Raju
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781468122763
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Humanity is in a dark state of Self-ignorance. Ego is a product of this Self-ignorant dark state and it creates god, religion, poetry, art and painting as an outcome of this darkness.The culture of human society, its education, family system, beliefs, dogmas all add to this metaphysical sleep which keeps the human in darkness causing a lot of misery to him. Because the ego state is a dark one, we have to bring in the light of "awareness" to learn how the ego works and causes suffering to humanity. For this purpose self-inquiry is the direct method and this book deals with that study of the self (ego).

Self Inquiry

Autor: Swami Shankarananda
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ISBN: 9780975099537
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Insights In Self Inquiry Self Inquiry

Autor: Suryanarayana Raju
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781468121858
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The need for self-inquiry in daily life. Everybody needs sleep for his survival.If a man does not have sleep adequately he wil go insane and his life will be in disorder.Similarly everybody needs meditation in waking state, otherwise his mind and life will be in disorder.This disorder is quite obvious both inside the mind and so outside in the preseny world where majority humanity have no idea or time to do meditation. Meditation is to go beyond thought and establish ourselves in the being.But we cannot go beyond thought the mechanics of the working of the "me" which is an isolating and destructive factor.At present thought is dominating and directing our way of life. Thought is a reaction of past memories and experiences and if it is face the challenge in the present which is always new, it encounters it partially which results in conflict. So thought as our master of life brings disaster and ego is nothing but thought. So thought subsides when activity of "me" subsides which is the result of understanding born out of awareness, watchfulness in a state of observation in which there is not a trace of condemnation or justification of what is being observed. In that passive alertness we listen to the noise of the "me" with relaxed attention beyond the noise of words without intervening screen of thoughts, conclusions, prejudices. . Mind is simply a combination of all the thoughts, of all the clouds. Mind has no independent nature of its own. When all the thoughts are gone and the sky is clean and clear, you will see that everything that you have paid so much attention to is nothing but emptiness. Your thoughts were all empty. They contained nothing, they were void. Whatever you thought they contained was your own energy. You have withdrawn your energy -- just the empty shell of the thought falls down. You have withdrawn your identity and immediately the thought is no longer alive. It was your identity that was giving it life force. And strangely enough, you thought that your thoughts were very strong and it was difficult to get rid of them! You were making them strong, you were cultivating them. Just by forcing them, you were getting into a fix. The search for truth is individual and is not possible in religious congregations. All this is possible in self-inquiry in which we go beyond thought and establish in the being and we respond to the challenge in a holistic way and we attend to the present instead of getting lost in imagination of day dreaming and we relax totally in being in full awareness.