Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is one of the most direct and concise guides to the process of insight you will find anywhere. The great master and sage Ramana Maharshi in Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi said the following:

"...the disciple feels he is unable to realize the truth even after repeatedly hearing it. What is it due to? Impurities in his mind: ignorance, doubt, and wrong identity are the obstacles to be removed.
(a) To remove ignorance completely, he has to hear the truth repeatedly, until his knowledge of the subject matter becomes perfect;
(b) To remove doubts, he must reflect on what he has heard; ultimately his knowledge will be free from doubts of any kind;
(c) To remove the wrong identity of the Self with the non-self (such as the body, the mind, the senses, or the intellect) his mind must become one-pointed.

All these things accomplished, the obstacles are at an end and samadhi results, that is, Peace reigns."

It is the final step, wrong identity, that is the most difficult yet the most simple, that we simply choose not to be believe because of physicality, materiality, the senses, and thought and the conceptualizations and conditionings of a lifetime. Please see my prior posting a couple of weeks ago for more on this point.