I googled Self-enquiry and got ‘about 13,000,000 results (0.22seconds)’. If you’re going to go on a journey of self-enquiry, as well as advising to:
1. Get your shots (Many’s the self-enquirer has saved years for a trip only to spend much of it laid up in hospital because they thought “I’ll be grand”, you will until a malaria carrying mosquito dines out on ya).
2. Pack loads of sunscreen (Obvious, but you’d be amazed at how many people don’t).
3. Check that your passport won’t run out of date anytime soon (you don’t want to end up stranded in some strange country where you don’t speak the language).
I’d like to send you on your way with some words from Wei Wu Wei:
What do we do?
Pack your bags,
Go to the station without them,
Catch the train,
And leave your self behind,
Quite so: the only practice- and once.
So Bon Voyage and remember if it’s taking more then 0.22 seconds then you’re probably on the wrong track. I’m having fun of course, what I’m trying to say is:
How can an illusionary individual self be dropped by this illusionary individual self enquiring into itself? Self-enquiry simply reinforces the idea that there is a separate self with volition and so the search continues. A search in time for something that is timeless. Of course what ever happens is appropriate so this is certainly not a message that self-enquiry is bad, it’s simply asking who it is who would do such a thing.