Volume 6 Issue 2 FALL 2020

2 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 6 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 2 0 Ātma vichāra and its Pathways to Freedom Received July 23, 2020 Revised September 5, 2020 Accepted September 8, 2020 Key words Ātma vichāra, Ramana Maharshi, Advaita Vedānta, Yoga Dar ś ana Gejza M. Timčák Ā tma vich ā ra ( Self-enquiry ) is a spiritual practice that has attracted a lot of western attention since 1934 when Paul Brunton (Brunton 1970, 126–157) made Ramana Maharshi from Indian Tiruvannamalai known to the world. Some phenomenological and methodical aspects of Ā tma vich ā ra are dealt with in this article in order to develop its didactics. The outcomes of Ā tma vich ā ra courses conducted by the author throughout 40 years were also taken into account in this regard.