Analysis Of The Mind Or Transcendence? By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar
Bhagavan Ramana’s teaching of self-inquiry is fundamentally different than the schools of thought which focus on self-improvement through a variety of motivational approaches. Sri Ramana used to say that when you are going to throw out the trash, you need not spend time analyzing its contents. He was referring to the mind.
For one who is fascinated by self-inquiry and focusing on the core of one’s being and existence, the need to endlessly brood over the mind and its activities evaporates. The mind is what it is.
In the short run people can benefit from positive thinking and various self-help methodologies. Ultimately, the point of self-inquiry is not to improve the ego mind, but to fully transcend it and recognize our inherent perfection in the Heart of Being.