The practice is called Atma Vichara. Placing the
awareness on the subjective experience of "me". This
"me" is called the "I"-thought: the foundation of
ignorance. Initially, the mind can have a hard time
holding onto this. All types of vrittis of the chitta
come and pull the attention off. One way to redirect
the attention back to the "I"-thought is to ask "Who
had this thought?" or sometimes just "Who?" Placing
the attention on the "I" thought will eventually bring
about its transcendance into Self. In CC when you try
to subjectively locate that sense of "me" it's not
there-just infinite emptiness. There is no
self-referential me that can be located. Initially a
little spooky for the mind! 

--- Robert Gimbel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Who are you? 
> “Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And
> if you think those 
> are simple questions, keep in mind that most people
> live their entire 
> lives without arriving at an answer.” 
> -- Gary Zukav 
> How deeply can you answer this question? Please
> realize that you are 
> the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell
> you who you are. You 
> must discover this for yourself. And the challenge
> of knowing ourselves 
> is no easy task. 
> We hope this question excites rather than
> intimidates you. There’s so 
> much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t
> this intriguing? 
> Perhaps it’s time to go exploring…. 
> “Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the
> human brain is the 
> most complex thing there is and the most difficult
> task it can undertake 
> is to understand itself.” 
> -- David Noonan 
> “I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or
> what we did for a 
> living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering
> this is the work of 
> the soul – it is our true life’s work.” 
> -- Bernie Siegel 
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