The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 73 — A Quiet Contemplation of Self-Inquiry

Join me in a meditation of Self, an inquiry into understanding the true nature of this knowing presence that you are and that I am.

Self-Inquiry, otherwise known as atma-vichara in Sanskrit, is a tool used in Advaita Vedanta’s seminal practice of Jnana Yoga, which is the Yoga of Wisdom.

This wisdom is not of the intellect however, it is the wisdom of knowing your Self as you truly are, and not how you think you are. Self-Inquiry is used to dispel the illusion of mind which is continually projected onto the world (and self) you perceive.

Self-Inquiry dissolves the ignorance of the falsely perceived personal self into the silent awareness of pure consciousness, which is the very presence of being which you acknowledge through your utterance of, I am.

I often speak of Self-Inquiry, but few understand how to approach it in their daily life. So, if this interests you, please join me in this podcast for a quiet walk-through of this inner-inquiry, which is the oldest question in the Universe—Who am I?

Delve into the nature of your being, of consciousness, and find your Self.

Om shanti shanti shanti
Brian Thompson

This episode includes readings of the following recently-published works from the Zen Thinking website:

Prior to everything, I Am

Reader question: How can I rest in awareness if I am already that?