Steve Cotten D.R.H. cotten at GTE.NET
Wed Apr 22 13:40:33 CDT 1998

    Ramana Maharshi solved this one for me. I concentrated on the "I"
thought and it led me deeper to the experience of "beingness" or just
"Awareness". That is the real me. When I'm just "being" I'm not thinking nor
am I experiencing. I'm just being.....Happiness! That's me... Happiness! I
do it all the time even when I'm not meditating and I'm so grateful to RM
for pointing the way home.


(Aloha means Love by the way)

-----Original Message-----
From: Chandran, Nanda (NBC) <Nanda.Chandran at NBC.COM>
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 4:37 AM
Subject: Meditation

>For quite a while now I've been trying meditation. Initially I used to
>try concentrating on some particular object in my mind and try to not
>let me mind waver. Then as per Ramana Maharishi's advice I took a deep
>breath, got a good hold of my basic 'I' feeling and tried not to let my
>mind wander.
>Lately I've trying to concentrate on my "I" feeling, plumbing the depths
>of my being and trying to discern what it is. Then it struck me that if
>the basic "I" feeling is itself me and the true seer how can the "I"
>know itself? As Sage Yaganavalka questions in  Brhadaranyaka Upanishad,
>"How can the knower itself be known?". So  does it mean "I" can't know
>"I", but "I" should try concentrating on knowing what's not the "I"?
>Easier said than done! At present, I'm not even able to distinguish my
>body from my "I"! :-)
>Any ideas?
>Also can someone suggest some good books on meditation?
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