The Direct Path to Spiritual Realization

For most spiritual questers, it is a deeply held matter of faith that our thoughts, feelings and beliefs rule every facet of our lives, and that gaining mastery over them leads to a new freedom and happiness. But how – exactly – do we do this? Beyond prayer, meditation and affirmations, the ancient Hindu masters taught a way of experiencing a truer reality than most could even imagine.

In the early years of the 20th century, an Indian sage named Ramana Maharshi made the essence of this dateless teaching available to the modern world. The response was explosive, yet many of the most ardent spiritual explorers have never even heard of Ramana Maharshi or Self-Inquiry.

Abiding in Self-Inquiry is like putting on a pair of glasses that you didn’t even know you needed, but now could hardly imagine life without.

Discover all that you are not – body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that – nothing concrete or abstract which you perceive, can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Becoming adept at the process of Self-Inquiry and symbolic insight is a vital spiritual task that leads to the growth of faith in oneself.

~Caroline Myss

The complete story of Ramana Maharshi and Self-Inquiry (1:19:59)

An Illustration of How You Are Not Your Thoughts (6:15)
by Sunny Sharma