Self-Inquiry is Light unto itself

Basically inquiring into the self is, bringing light of seeing onto the seer or seeing source.

The answer of ‘Who am I’ is not found as an object in the field of perception inside and outside, but this question is resolved in the source of seeing.

The effort of Self-Inquiry highlights our attachment with the objects of perceptions within (generally seen as thoughts and feelings) and breaks it.

Once the attachment with what is being perceived is broken, the light of seeing becomes free to fall onto itself. The Seeing Presence wonders ‘Who am I’, there are no questions here, no answers, just pure sense of wonder revealing the deepest truth of life.

‘Appa Deepo Bhava’ – Be a light unto yourself

‘Who am I’ is a true friend

The question ‘Who am I’ is a true friend, which doesn’t hesitate in showing the seeker of truth what’s false while reflecting all along what’s true.

Though at first this question seems like a practice that’s going to bring spiritual growth and awakening in time and it works that way too for some time, but in essence it’s a question on the existence of the one who is asking this question.

Mostly one continues selecting truest version of the false that is shown in the mirror of this question, which matches the image of the True-Self one carries in the mind. The process of questioning ‘Who am I’ may take different turns like this but fundamentally it must give the questioner this shock that ‘I don’t know who I am’.

Once the questioner knows experientially that I don’t know who I really am, the doors for exploration open up; exploration of what the questioner already is. In this exploration one doesn’t care to define before experiencing what is there within oneself. It’s an experience based exploration, which is mostly felt like feeling-knowing.

This is one of the pointers for Self Inquiry I feel like sharing today with all of you dear friends.

Hope it will help you!