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Enquiry 24/7
« on: December 25, 2008, 06:27:28 AM »
In the teachings of Bhagavan, the attention to the primary I-thought seems to be a positive effort, i.e something we do instead of something happening to us. I understand that the result of this enquiry is resting in the Self. Now how can you carry a mental effort 24 hours , seven days a week, especially when you have other mental efforts to make? Now you can make the effort, reside in the Self, and from there, can other mental activities happen? Who will organize the thoughts? My job is for the large part mental, who directs the thoughts here?

I started with reading Jiddu Krishnamurti and his teaching is that in relationship, the awareness can flower, but when on a task, mental effort is fine, akin to buddhist mindfulness.  Am I missing something here?

Thanks very much and Merry Christmas.


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Re: Enquiry 24/7
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 11:31:39 AM »
Dear Pondybala,

If one can start self enquiry at the rate of 1/24 X 7 per day, at the
time of leisure and then slowly increase to 2/24 X 27 etc., one can
find this stablizing and remain as a continuous monotone in due course,
throughout the day 24 X 7.  As in Karnatic music when other instruments
are being played and when the vocal artist is singing non stop, you will
find the 'thambur' giving the monotone throughout the performance.
This 'thambur' is the guiding back-music for all the artists.  And so
is the self-enquiry.  If one cannot do self enquiry, one can do mantra
japa within the mind, without using the tongue, lips etc., One Australian
devotee has said that this mantra (he used Buddho, Buddho) throughout
the day amidst work and leisure helped him to a great extent.  When other
thoughts occur, he brings it to nought by this mantra japa more vigorously.
If one could practise this, even in sleep, you will find this mantra sounding
within you and when you get up, you start this consciously!  I am doing
Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva, like this for quite sometime now!
It works!

Arunachala Siva.