Disciple: What is the highest goal of spiritual experience for man?

Maharshi: Self-realization.

D: Can a married man realize the Self?

M: Certainly. Married or unmarried, a man can realize the Self; because That is here and now.

If it were not so, but attainable by some effort at some time, and if it were new and had to be acquired, it would not be worth pursuit. Because, what is not natural is not permanent either. But what I say is that the Self is here and now, and alone.

- Maharshi's Gospel