Literally, “not this, not thus” or “neither this, nor that,” neti neti represents a process of discriminating the world and the relative existence from the Absolute Reality of the Self. It uses dis-identification with or negation of all names and forms in order to arrive at the underlying truth. This phrase is a well-known Upanishadic response to the inquiring practitioner who uses the mind to find a positive description of the transcendental Self. Whatever can be said about the Supreme Reality is ultimately not true.