Guru says, “Child, the composition and structure of this self-luminous akshara will dictate the created being’s perception of the Supreme Self and this will then dictate the path the created being will follow to realize the Supreme Self. The premise for any path is immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.
The knowledge, realization, understanding and experience of the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara is as definitive in its conclusion as the subtlety of the inherent nature of the manifested state of the self-luminous akshara.
Why does the knowledge, realization, understanding and experience of the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara appear to be different for each created being even though its inherent nature i.e., Aksharam is the same? Why does this lead to different perceptions and understanding of liberation or salvation or absorption into the Supreme Self?
This is because of the manifested state of the self-luminous akshara that is termed as “body” that the self-luminous akshara takes on. Even though, each and every self-luminous akshara has the same origin that is Aksharam and possesses the same core of inherent light, sound, matter and consequent differentials of time, space, ego, mind, intellect, five-fold attributes, five-fold elements and others, the so-called differences arise from the various interpretations of the science of the akshara – Akshara Vijnāna. This leads to various interpretations about the genesis of the universe and thereby, different theories and understanding and hence, various methods and paths to seek the Supreme Self.
These various interpretations lead to differential understanding of the Supreme Self and absorption into the Supreme Self. These are generally termed as moksha and mukti with its subdivisions under Sālokya, Samipya, Sārūpya and Sāyujya.
But what should be known and followed is that the goal of every path, practice, dhyāna, dāna, dharma, jnāna, vijnāna, rituals, mantra sadhana, yagna, yāga, tapas and others is for the most subtle of subtlest atom in the created being to know, realize, experience and resonate its true state of the Primordial Sound – Sabda Brahman, to be filled with the brilliance of a million suns – Primordial Light and to experience the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara being Consciousness – Chaitanya that is AUM.”