This book will be instrumental in the death of your contrast (dual) mind. This mind always lives in duality. For example, it labels events and people as either good or bad, and constantly makes comparisons. This is the main cause of sorrow in life. There are many paths to reach the ultimate goal of human life â Self-Realization. One of the paths followed by different saints of ancient times was of âSelf-Inquiry with Understandingâ. This ancient path was lost in modern times. In the 20th century it was brought back to light by the famous saint Raman Maharishi; he made it available for all seekers of truth. The same has been explained here in depth. The unique thing about this book is that before looking at self-inquiry, the author introduces inquiry of the body-mind mechanism. By doing inquiry of the body-mind mechanism, one gets correctly prepared for self-inquiry. When a person is honest with himself, he starts understanding the vast mysteries within himself. If this honesty is present during self-inquiry, then the person becomes free of the illusion of this world. This is what is called self-realization. If we are ready to stabilize in this state, then we are in the search of truth. When the truth-seeker does self-inquiry with intention, courage and continuity, the light of self becomes bright. Once the truth-seeker learns this method and follows the practice with a thirst for genuine self-inquiry, he will reap great rewards. Guidance from a guru is still important, of course, but this book will be a terrific guide as well. About Author Sirshree's Introduction Sirshreeâs spiritual quest, which began during his childhood, led him on a journey through various schools of thought and meditation practices. The overpowering desire to attain the truth made him relinquish his teaching job. After a long period of contemplation, his spiritual quest ended with the attainment of the ultimate truth. Sirshree says, âAll paths that lead to the truth begin differently, but end in the same wayâwith understanding. Understanding is the whole thing. Listening to this understanding is enough to attain the truth.â To disseminate this understanding, Sirshree devised Tejgyanâa unique system for wisdomâthat helps one to progress from self-help to self-realization. He has delivered more than a thousand discourses and written over fifty books. His books have been translated in more than ten languages and published by leading publishers such as Penguin Books, Hay House Publishers, Jaico Books, etc. Sirshreeâs retreats have transformed the lives of millions and his teachings have inspired various social initiatives for raising global consciousness.