Self-inquiry


“The inquiry is only a momentary seeing, without understanding or naming, the reality of what it is to be you – this background presence that never moves, that is never absent, that never changes and is unaffected by any of it, and may seem to be separate from you. This is the reality of what you are, and it is the determined, conscious intent to look at that, just momentarily, repeatedly, that is the inquiry. It is the repeated part of it that does the work. It is cumulative, it is not like we’ve been led to expect somebody coming out of the clouds, or some internal thunderbolt striking and clearing everything up, and making everything right. It is not like that. It is destroying all beliefs about what you are, and it takes time.”

    John Sherman – ‘Look At Yourself’

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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