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Q: Is self-realization so important?

M: Without it, you will be consumed by desires and fears, repeating themselves meaninglessly in endless suffering. Most of the people do not know that there can be an end to pain. But once they have heard the good news, obviously going beyond all strife and struggle is the most urgent task that can be. You know that you can be free and now it is up to you. Either you remain forever hungry and thirsty, longing, searching, grabbing, holding, ever losing and and sorrowing, or go out wholeheartedly in search of the state of timeless perfection to which nothing can be added, from which nothing taken away. In it all desires and fears are absent, not because they were given up, but because they have lost their meaning.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj – I Am That – Chapter 69 – p. 315-316

Is self-realization important?

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    • I perfectly agree that there are a lot of up and downs and may be sometimes going astray following false views or wrong thoughts, but at the end, once one has realized that freedom is possible, nothing really can stop the mind anymore in its struggle to free itself from the veils of ignorance and expose true happiness. Every step might then be an oasis.
      It is nice to read some new comments from you. Thank you for passing by. 🙂

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