Actualising the Inner Light

The inner life needs light, and that light is the light of meditation.
Hari Prasad Shastri

We travel on a journey that was accomplished before we set out. The real end is gained when we stay still.
Swami Rama Tirtha

The light that is uncovered by the practice of meditation, when we are inwardly still, is the light of peace and wisdom. To uncover this light we need to adopt the role of a special investigator. The field of our investigation is our own Self. Our enquiry centres on the question: ‘What am I?’ This enquiry can only be pursued if our state of mind is serene and undistracted. The purpose of the higher Yoga is to bring about this state of mind.

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This article is from the Autumn 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.