There are no steps to self-realization. There is nothing gradual about it. It happens suddenly and is irreversible. You rotate into a new dimension, seen from which the previous ones are mere abstractions. Just like on sunrise you see things as they are, so on self-realization you see everything as it is. The world of illusions is left behind.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj – I am That

Are there steps to self-realization?

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    • The mind “training” that is done in steps and gradual is very often misunderstood as a gradual evolution of self-realization. Meditation and all the rest is but a preliminary preparation to tame the mind in order to allow self-realization to happen. Sri Nasargadatta Maharaj was such a gifted man. I really enjoy reading his words because he had such a precise way to express himself, similar to Jiddu Krishnamurti. Thank you for your comment! 🙂

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