Nome would look at recurring experiences, examining them to see what brought them about, and what brought samadhi to an end. â€œWhat takes one up, and what brings one down?â€ was the investigation. It helped to eliminate vasanasâ€”misidentifications and attachments. The Maharshiâ€™s revelation of the Truth eliminated the entire field, â€œWho is the knower?â€
Questions about samadhi were difficult to raise, for one could not expect an accurate answer in any less expansive or more formed state of mind, and in samadhi itself the questions do not arise. Meditating with Sri Bhagavanâ€™s guidance, Nome saw that what is experienced in samadhiâ€”the essenceâ€”does not come and go; the boundaries constituting the before-the-beginning and the after-the-end appear and disappear, for they are composed only of illusions. â€œWho goes up or down?â€ â€œWho enters into or merges with what?â€ â€œWho realizes what?â€ He cut each knot, vanquished every illusion, and dissolved every vasana.