Yogi: I exert too much effort and stay too close to the object. So, I ask some questions, but the mind is not interested in them.
Sayadaw: We ask the questions to remind ourselves, and to wake up wisdom energy (to arouse interest), not to repeat mechanically.
For example, if you’re thinking ‘it is nature’ (not personal, subject to cause and effect), if you understand the meaning of nature, it is more effective – the mind will be more interested in watching. If you don’t understand what you’re applying, it will not work.
If you understand the meaning of the right attitude ‘everything is nature’, then it’s more effective when you apply this thought.