Knowledge of Paramatma’s Essence (tattva jnana – knowledge of true
essence of a thing) is “Actionless” (i.e it has no dependency on any
activity or object, Karana Nirpeksha). Therefore it’s realization
can happen by the Self (atma) alone. Not by mind, senses, intellect
As long as one sees the perishable as real (existing), till that time
there will not be enlightenment.
On attaining enlightenment, no flaws remain in our selves (Self), and
one sees nothing special (visheshtaa) in one’s Self.
That which is not our true nature (swaroop), if relations are
servered with it(tyaag), then our true Self will be realized (known).
A spiritual aspirant must have no insistence of any sort. Not of
dualism (dwait), nor of monoism (advait). On having insistence, one
does not attain enlightenment.
As long as there is egoism (aham), till that time, pride of one’s
knowledge exists, but true (vastavik) knowledge cannot exist.
As long as one has likes (attachment) and dislikes (aversion) with
regards to knowledge, till that time, one has not realized their true
and essential nature, they have only learned what to say.
To realize one’s essential nature, does not take many lifetimes. If
one has an intense longing, then it can happen in minutes, because
knowledge of essential self is present at all times.
The knowledge of essential Self, does not come through practice
(abhyaas), rather, it happens on giving importance to our
discrimination (vivek). Through practice (abhyaas), one attains a
new state, one does not attain realization of the essence.
As long as Beings do not realize their essential Self (tattva jnana)
till that time, they are trapped and imprisoned in a cage. They
engage in sinful acts according to their own wishes, and they undergo
pain and suffering, per other’s wishes.
From “Drops of Nectar” by Swami Ramsukhdasji in Hindi
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