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. Theres so > much more to you than you know at present! Isnt > this intriguing? > Perhaps its 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 dont 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 lifes work. > > -- Bernie Siegel > > > > --------------------------------- > Do you Yahoo!? > Next-gen email? Have it all with the all-new > Yahoo! Mail Beta. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/