Contemplations on the Self by A. Saranagati
270 pages; 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”
It is said that hearing helps the intellectual understanding of self-realization, that meditation makes that understanding clear, and finally that contemplation brings about self-realization. This collection of contemplations is offered to those seeking self-realization through self-inquiry.
Self-inquiry, or Vichara, leads to the end of suffering and the realization of the inherent peace and happiness that is shared by everyone. A shift in focus is all that is required. Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India's most acclaimed sages of all-time, recommended self-inquiry exclusively as the most effective and direct means of becoming self-realized. The roots of Vichara can be traced back to the ancient Hindu teachings of Advaita Vedanta, though its application can be found in the ideologies of many spiritual traditions.
This book begins with an explanation of self-inquiry and is followed by 78 illustrated contemplations.