To imagine that the Self is shackled by mental projections is to imagine that the fire reflected in a mirror can burn it.
There is absolutely no bondage beyond the foolish certainty that you are bound and the difference of entity created by mind.
Until these two blemishes are washed away by the holy waters of investigation into the Self, neither I, nor Brahma the Creator, nor Vishnu, nor Siva, nor even Sri Tripura, the Goddess of Wisdom, can help that person to be emancipated.
Therefore, Rama, surmount these two hurdles and remain eternally happy.
~ Sri Dattatreya in 'Tripura Rahasya', chapter XVIII, verses : 127-130