"It is false to speak of realization. What is there to realize?
The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new
or achieving something which we did not have before.
The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well
and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well
has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth
which was filling the space there. The space was there then
and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out
all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us.
When all of them have been given up,
the Self will shine alone."
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
|photo source: pixabay|