Meditation and Enquiry

Meditation is a means to peace of mind. When partnered with enquiry into the true nature of the Self, our meditative sphere is extended almost infinitely, like changing one’s swimming pool for the ocean. We may still hug the coastal shallows, but when we look seawards, the boundless deep beckons.

Our self-enquiry is not meant to be open-ended. Taking as clues the teachings on mind and Self found in the Vedanta writings, we awaken the highest human faculty: spiritual discrimination. This enables us to discern, in the immediacy of our experience, that which never changes, even though the mind and the world change all the time. It is the attempt to divine that which is deeper than the mind and nearer than thought.

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This article is from the Spring 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.