“ ‘Who realizes or has realized the Self?’ ‘That is all a matter of words.
The Atman cannot be reached.
Apart from the Self, what else is there?
Who reaches the Self, except the Self?
Non-realisation is simply an excuse that one gives for trying to escape from the Real; and, continuing to lead with a clear conscience, a stunted life of prayers, devotions, and even asceticism,
all no doubt very satisfying to the little ego, but in fact utterly useless.
Has the Sun really set, merely because I have closed the shutters?
The fundamental obstacle to Realisation is precisely the notion that this Realisation is still awaited.