A group of visitors was asking the method of Realisation.
Maharshi: Holding the mind and investigating it is advised for a beginner. But what is mind after all? It is a projection of the Self. See for whom it appears and from where it rises.
The 'I-thought' will be found to be the root-cause. Go deeper; the 'I-thought' disappears and there is an infinitely expanded 'I-consciousness'. When it puts on limitations it appears as individuals.
Shri Ramana Maharshi
from: Talkes with Shri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 489.