Neti-neti means "not this, not this."
Whenever a thought or feeling which is not the goal of the
meditation that is, which is not the soul, the inner self occurs to the
mind, the meditator simply says, "Not this, not this," and dismisses the
thought, image, concept, sound, or sense distraction.
Any thought, any feeling, is discarded patiently
discarded again and again if necessary, until the mind is clear and the soul is
Remember never to meditate in a
passive way. This state of consciousness is one of alertness,
an amazing application of awareness.
When you get into the habit of "neti-neti," you
can also discard worry, doubt, or fear, and become established in the light of your inner
self. You can then look back at worries and fears with deep insight and handle them.