A friend wrote me and asked how he can get established in the practice of self-inquiry (atma-vichara). I’ve included my reply below, in case it might be helpful to others. I’ve always loved Ramana Maharshi, but it took me a long time to click with his self-inquiry method. I couldn’t figure out how self-realization was…

Spiritual Practice

Enlightenment has four doors. Each door is associated with a practice or core idea. All doors lead to the same goal, so you can pick whichever one you like. 1. The front door. This is the path of attainment. Focus on a meditation object to stabilize your attention. When you arrive at spacious clarity, abide…

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