Humanity developed the present state of mind in evolution.So it is developed in course of time in evolution.Thought is a movement of past experiences to the present challenge.As far as objective reality is concerned we require the aid of past experiences in the present context. But in psychological arena we relate with others, nature, plants, animals etc.Life is action in relationship.We are not sensitive to life in the present moment because we already came to conclusion about the other, about ourselves and nature.So in relationship "Insight" with perception of still mind is required.Majority of us we can exist without thoughts and mind is more fresh and rejuvenated if we have thought-free mind when action of thought is not required.Action of thought during relationship bring past into observation and the observation is clouded by smoke of the past. So we have learn how to look at inner things, psychological problems without clouds of past interfering in observation.If we want to see the whole map we must have "insight, looking inner without the aid of thought.Looking with thought limits our observation and it further complicates the problem due to partial looking at the problem. To have insight and looking psychological problems with innocent consciousness we must have a free mind that is devoid of any prior conclusion, judging, condemning,evaluating the thing we are looking at. For this kind observation Self-inquiry is very useful.Now we are acting from limited ego and limited ego has limitrd perception and action resulting in residue of regrets which brings disorder of human mind and so aq very disordered state of society and values which is quite obvious in daily life.Self-inquiry is the only way to bring an orderly mind and a society that is orderly and which is based on love. The present chaos in the world is brought about by disordered mind and because it constitutes majority of humanity it is considered sane. If people do Self-inquiry and act spontaneously out of love such action is complete and have no regrets and residue of incomplete experience which is the cause of ego.If atleat some people start doing Self-inquiry which brings radical revolution in the functioning of mind with right thinking it is real virtue and society becomes orderly without any compulsion.Just as we study "matter" in objective science, we study the nature of the "subject" and its mechanics of functioning through movement of thought the science of Self-inquiry is required. So Self-inquiry is a science of inner, it is nothing to do with prayer, faith, belief, dogma. Kindly consider doing Self-inquiry for your mental health and right thinking.
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About the Author
The author, Dr.P.V.S.Suryanarayana Raju is a pediatrician from Andhra Pradesh, India, born on 12th December 1950. He has been working on the subject of self-inquiry for the past 30 years under the living Presence and guidance of Osho and Ramana Maharshi which he discovered 30 years ago in Ramanasramam. He met Osho personally in 1987 and 1989 in whose presence there happened radical transformation of being.He is a frequent visitor to Ramanasramam and out of gratefulness to Bhagawan he has written many books analyzing his teachings and these are some of them: The Art of self-enquiry, Alpha and Omega of self-inquiry, The essence of self-inquiry part 1 & 2, Insights in self-inquiry Part 1 & 2, Theory of self-inquiry, The Practice of self-inquiry, The theory and Practice of self-inquiry, The comprehensive book on self-inquiry, Know Thyself, He also wrote self-inquiry quotes in two volumes,commented on "who am i", Upadesa saram,Bhagavad Gita, self-inquiry in Bhavad Gita,Beyond Religion, The Art of living and all are products of his own experience. He has also written many books on Self-inquiry in Telugu which include "Nenevadanu? which is a commentary of his on "who am i" in Telugu, Nija Vicharana and his most recent books in Telugu Vichara Chudamani, and Vichara Chandrodayam which mainly deal with the practical aspect of self-inquiry and he explains in them why self-inquiry is a direct and easy way for realizing the Self. He also wrote self-inquiry in Bhagavad Gita in 3 volumes, Bhagavad Gita commentary vol1, The essence of Bhagavad Gita, Beware of structure of society-it enslaves you, Gold nuggets, Inner conflict leads to outer disorder, Integral self-inquiry, Self-inquiry is the Art of comprehending the self activity, Self-inquiry is the Art of being with your Self, Self-inquiry quotes of Dr.Raju and most recently, A B C of spirituality,The genesis of self-inquiry,Self-inquiry-The science of soul,Pathless path-The Golden path of self-inquiry, Introduction to self-inquiry,Original facelessness,Awareness-The means and goal of self-inquiry,Despair to bliss-The message of Bhagawad Gita,New man is emerging with a new way of life,Self-inquiry is the Art of being with your Self,The Sage and the scientist.