“Other than Self Inquiry there are no adequate means to make the mind permanently subside.” – Ramana
The belief that one is a separated being is the root cause of ‘all’ suffering. From this belief a false identity springs forth fostered into an illusory existence by conditioning [attachments, expectations and identifications tied to memory (past) and imagination (future)]. BEFORE this belief - ONE ‘is’ … also known as the SELF and many other names. That is WHO You Really Are … and IT is an unbroken state of Freedom and Peace.
Conditioning fills the ‘dream-world’ projected out of this original ‘separation’ delusion with an endless stream of thought, which in turn produces the mind [not the other way around]. Virtually ‘all’ spiritual practices and disciplines are oriented to ‘stilling the mind’ and some are very successful at this, bringing about moments of SELF Awareness. However, this ends when the practice ends returning one to the dream of a separate ‘me’ identity. Self Inquiry ‘dissolves’ conditioning altogether and this ‘reveals’ the ever-Present Reality of the Real You or SELF.
“SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF INQUIRY” A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YKCHFP3