Meditate upon this truth within your consciousness

The nature of the one Reality must be known by one’s own clear

spiritual perception; it cannot be known through a pandit

(learned man). Similarly the form of the moon can only be

known through one’s own eyes. How can it be known through others?

Who but the Atman is capable of removing the bonds […]

Perception is the medium by which ignorance is brought to knowledge

Perception is the medium by which ignorance is brought to knowledge. Yet the perception must be without deceit, for otherwise it becomes the messenger of ignorance rather than a helper in the search for truth.

What needs no protection does not defend itself

Truth does not struggle against ignorance, and love does not attack fear. What needs no protection does not defend itself. Defense is of your making

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before… He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.” – Kurt Vonnegut

As soon as one knows the Self, which is the substratum of knowledge and ignorance, knowledge and ignorance perish.

Is it not, rather, ignorance to know all else without knowing oneself, the knower? As soon as one knows the Self, which is the substratum of knowledge and ignorance, knowledge and ignorance perish.