The Zen Thinking Podcast
About This Show
A podcast from Brian Thompson, Zen vegan poet, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being, non-duality & infinity—author of Sparks to Awaken.
Featuring discussions on mindful living, inner awakening, transformation and transcendent awareness — with a new episode every Thursday.
The Zen Thinking Podcast shares teachings and experiences of Zen wisdom, Non-Duality, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy—in an informal manner—through an awakened personal narrative, to help you understand the nature of your true self so that you can live peacefully in the present moment.
Links to any of the writings featured in the podcast can be found at: http://www.zenthinking.net/podcast.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 73 — A Quiet Contemplation of Self-Inquiry
Join me in a meditation of Self, an inquiry into understanding the true nature of this knowing presence that you are and that I am.
Self-Inquiry, otherwise known as atma-vichara in Sanskrit, is a tool used in Advaita Vedanta’s seminal practice of Jnana Yoga, which is the Yoga of Wisdom.
This wisdom is not of the intellect however, it is the wisdom of knowing your Self as you truly are, and not how you think you are. Self-Inquiry is used to dispel the illusion of mind which is continually projected onto the world (and self) you perceive.
Self-Inquiry dissolves the ignorance of the falsely perceived personal self into the silent awareness of pure consciousness, which is the very presence of being which you acknowledge through your utterance of, I am.
I often speak of Self-Inquiry, but few understand how to approach it in their daily life. So, if this interests you, please join me in this podcast for a quiet walk-through of this inner-inquiry, which is the oldest question in the Universe—Who am I?
Delve into the nature of your being, of consciousness, and find your Self.
Om shanti shanti shanti
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