Yesterday some foreigners asked Mataji questions.
Q: How can I get Self-Realization?
Anandamayi Ma: The Self is Swayam Prakash (self-illumined), so you need not do anything.
Q: But have we not to make an effort towards it?
Ma: Yes, there is a veil over the Self and you can remove it by your effort.
Q: What is the process towards this?
Ma: Do you really want it? Then will you do without questioning what I tell you?
Q: (hesitating) I came to India for this purpose and I regard Ramana Maharshi as my guru.
Ma: Then you must do exactly as He tells you. If you want Self-Realization and nothing else, you shall find a way. There is no doubt about it.
This is really the point and justifies what J.Krishnamurti said: “ If one is in dead earnest, this very seriousness becomes the guru.”
But who is in dead earnest?
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