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Whatever practices [if any] that you resonate with in the moment, are meant to ultimately bring you to ‘one pointed-ness’ where vigilance becomes your norm. The seductive distractions of the Grand Dream have had eons to become entrenched and the conditioning manifested as a result surrounds your Awareness of Truth in a heavy fog like the deep sleep produced by the witch’s curse in Sleeping Beauty [Who You Really Are]. To brush these clouds aside so that it becomes possible to focus steadily on Truth requires the one pointed faculty.

None of the multitude of practices available bring one to the Self Realized state … they are the ropes the climber uses to reach this level of ‘consistent focus’ on Self Inquiry. When a particular spiritual discipline is in effect, some can indeed offer vignettes of Truth as a temporary experience, however once the practice subsides the dream-world manifested from one’s conditioning re-asserts itself. Self Inquiry however, will force the false self back into the SELF from which it arose where it will dissolve … revealing only the SELF or Truth You Really Are.

 “Other than Self Inquiry, there are no adequate means to make the mind ‘permanently’ subside.” – Ramana

SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF INQUIRY: A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom

BOOKS by John McIntosh

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