Most instruction books I get included with sharpening stones say to push the blade away from myself as though I was trying to slice off a thin layer of the stone. In other words, the instruction books recommend moving the blade towards edge side.
In "The Razor's Edge Book of Sharpening", however, the author, Jovanovitch, says that this is wrong and that the blade should be pulled across the stone away from the edge. He says that pushing the edge towards the stone will cause grit to flow over both sides of the edge and this will cause dullness.
Which advice is better?