Q: Why don't I realize the Self?
M: The fact is that all the while you do know the Self. How can the Self not know the Self? Only you, the Self, have got into the habit of thinking that you are a third thing. You need to get rid of this wrong notion of the Self. In the case of the ever-present, inescapable I', how can you be ignorant? You must fight to get rid of your false notions of ‘I’, one after another.
Do that! That will lead to Self-realization.
Who is ignorant of what? Ask the question and pursue the inquiry on who is said to be ignorant. Once you put the question, try probing into the ’I’ and the ‘I’ will disappear. What remains is true Self-knowledge.