In this seminar we explore the profound transition from spiritual attainment to spiritual realization in the way that it was taught by the Indian sage Ramana Maharshi.
Sri Ramana taught that with diligent practice we can build a strong habit of remembering who we really are as the pure light of awareness that is the True Self. Once this habit has developed in us, the experience of inner peace and ease of being will become the natural resting place of our attention. We will then find that we can effortlessly sit in stillness and meditation without being swept up into the turbulent habits of the mind.
You will discover that Ramana Maharshi described this habit of attainment as the furthest point we can reach through our own effort. But that does not mean it is as far as you can go.
As we sit in peaceful meditation eventually something profound will happen. Our awareness will slip into a profound recognition of who we are. At that point it will be unforgettably obvious that open awareness is who we are. We are not a thing that is aware, we are the awareness itself. The distinction between practicing and not practicing disappears and we feel like we are in a constant state of meditation.
The seminar was offered on the occasion of the release of my new book, The Miracle of Self-Realization. This book is available only electronically and it is the first in a series of similar small eBooks. I will use this Reflection Series of books to explain and illuminate all of the ideas and individuals that have inspired my teaching work.
More about my book here: The Miracle of Self-Realization