Your effort is meant not to allow yourself to be distracted by other thoughts.—-Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; As I have been doing this practice for 30 years and I have found that when we are as a Saddhaka leave this practice of Observation or Nam Japa my mind sometime starts to think about worldly objects and goes to unnecessary things. That time you cannot take on the taste of bliss or divine experience and mind start to work on it’s stupidities. It is a time of our downfall. That is the meaning of Maharishi Ramana that your effort is meant not to allow yourself to be distracted by other thoughts.