Jnana yoga is a process of sincere self-enquiry using the intellect to attain true wisdom and, eventually, realisation. It is closely linked with meditation. We use the witness awareness to reflect back on our actions and thoughts with the aim of gaining deeper self-understanding.
Swami Niranjan has also developed the “SWAN” technique as a practical means for individuals to practice self-enquiry and self-analysis as the basis for developing wisdom. SWAN is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Ambitions and Needs.
Through deeply reflecting on each of these aspects over time, we come to know and understand ourselves objectively. As we come to have a true understanding of ourselves, we come to understand the nature of life itself and develop intuitive wisdom, eventually culminating in an experience of inner unity.