A visitor: Should I give up my business and take to
reading books on Vedanta?
Bhagavan: If the objects have an independent existence,
i.e., if they exist anywhere apart from you, then it may be
possible for you to go away from them. But they don’t exist
apart from you; they owe their existence to you, your thought.
So, where can you go, to escape them? As for reading books
on Vedanta, you may go on reading any number of them. They
can only tell you, ‘Realise the Self within you’. The Self cannot
be found in books. You have to find it out for yourself, in