ఉత్తమాతత్త్వ చింతాచ మధ్యమా యోగ చింతనం |
అధమా మంత్ర చింతాచ తీర్థభ్రాంత్యంऽధమాధమః ||
The lowest step is going to holy places. Having visited "tirthas" one gets in touch with holy men and their blessings.
The next better step is "mantra chintanam" - repetition of a mantra. i.e., japa
Even better is practice of yoga.
The Best is the vichara into the tattva i.e., the tattva of oneness!
om tat sat