Sri Bhagwan says :
“It is false to speak of Realisation. What is there to realise? The real is as it is, ever. How to real-ise it? All that is required is this. We have real-ised the unreal, i.e. regarded as real what is unreal. We have to give up this attitude. That is all that is required for us to attain jnana. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this: We dig a well and create a huge pit. The akasa in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the akasa there. The akasa was there then, and is also there now. Similarly, we have simply to throw out all the age-old samaskaras which are inside us, and when all of them have been given up, the Self will shine, alone.” He also said, “Mukti. Jnana, dhyana is our real nature. They are other name for the Self.”
Day by Day with Bhagwan, P. 102-103
What does ‘keeping the mind in the source’ mean ? It is simple understanding that it never really existed. Therefore, the above quoted Teaching means that it is enough if we can simply relax in this ‘I am’. We must always remember that everything is happening in this ‘I am’, in this Consciousness only. So, relaxing in this ‘I am’ and remaining indifferent to whatever happens in this Consciousness is the key to Realisation. Then understanding will dawn that we are the Consciousness Itself , and not the thoughts, feelings, emotions, concepts, joys, and sorrows, et all, which appear and disappear seemingly in the Consciousness. After all, we remain indifferent to many happenings, in and around us, good or bad, because we think that they are not happening to us. Similarly, if we can remain as the Consciousness ‘I am’ without identifying, judging, comparing, etc. the myriad things that come and go in the mind, it is enough. Now, do not say that we are not aware of the Consciousness ‘I am’. For, we cannot deny our existence. Only thing is our attention is turned to second and third persons. That is why “Who am I?” question is so important. It first enables the seekers to attend to the first person and then to relax in the Consciousness ‘I am’. IF ONE CAN RELAX IN THIS CONSCIUSNESS, THIS ‘I AM’, IT IS ENOUGH. For always being the Self, we see everything else.
Sri Bhagwan says, “See the Seer and everything will be found to be Self.”
Dear devotees, first of all what is most important, in my view, IS TO GET ONESELF THROUGHLY AWAKENED TO THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INDWELLING REALITY, THAT IS, TO THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF ONE’S BEING, THAT IS, THE CONSCIOUSNESS ‘I AM’. And when it comes to awareness of one’s ‘being’, there is nothing like Atma-Vichara or the Self-enquiry, as taught by Sri Bhagwan, in all the three worlds.