"Jnana is eternal and no effort is really needed. Because it is already there and needs no accomplishment, jnana is pure intelligence, the same consciousness which is ever self-radiant.
What kind of effort can avail to disclose the eternally self-resplendent consciousness? Being coated with a thick crust of infinite vasanas (dispositions), it is not easily perceived. The incrustation must first be soaked in the running stream of mind control and carefully scrapped off with the sharp chisel of investigation. Then one must turn the closed urn of crystal quartz-- namely, the mind cleaned in the aforesaid manner-- on the grinding wheel of alertness and finally open the lid with the lever of discrimination.
Lo! the gem enclosed within is now reached and that is all!"