LEVEL 1/PART 1: WAKING STATE MEDITATION
Reference Orange #1 in Chart 1 below.
is forms the very foundation on which the entire Self-Inquiry Practice isbased.
“Isolating the subject ‘I’ from all the objects that it associates with, latching onto the witnesser of such a subject, and sinking into and becoming that witnesser”
rst involves bringing the attention away from the second person object(he/she and related thoughts/images), as well as the third person object(them and related thoughts/images), and focusing it
rst on the subject ‘I’or ‘ME’.
is will bring one’s attention
rst to the body.
en the second step consists of latching on to the witnesser of the body (i.e., subject ‘I’) and sinking into the feeling ‘I am that witnesser’.Having withdrawn from the foreground [the sum of all objects and thesubject ‘I’] and become focused on the witnesser as the backgroundawareness, one must then sink/melt into that witnesser as one’s inner self.Such a practice must be done at regular intervals, usually through a mentalinner question such as “Who perceives this?” or “To whom does thisappear?”.For example, if you experience anger or fear arising within you, ask thequestion, “Who perceives this?”
is question will
rst bring yourawareness to your body.
en ask, “Who perceives this body?”
is will point to the witnesser.
en sink into that witnesser and become one with it.