Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, “Child, when the very purpose of one’s existence is to know, realize, perceive, understand and experience the Supreme Self and lead him or it to become immersed and absorbed into the Supreme Self, the most appropriate and best method is to abide by the guidance and instructions of the Self or the self-luminous akshara or alphabet. The purpose of one’s existence is to follow the education and teachings and guidance rendered by the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet to transcend the complex structure and composition of creation and creation dynamics and differentials of light, sound, matter, time, space, movement, ego, mind, intellect, five-fold attributes, five-fold elements, myriad forms of the Supreme Self and the entire gamut of creation in its various forms and shapes that are self-luminous aksharas or alphabets that have come into being.
His or its time should be well-spent in thinking and pondering over transcendence and following the guidance and instructions, sadhana, anustana and practice bestowed by the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet. It is imperative that a created being must be aware and conscious of “intuition” or prātibha as that is the most appropriate way and path for Self-realization, Self-Surrender and immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.
When the created being is steadfast in following the guidance of the Self or self-luminous akshara which is bestowed through “intuition” or prātibha, the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet will help him or it to transcend the various structures and compositions of creation and the universe, becoming more and more subtle and pierce through the indivisible nature of the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet like an arrow piercing through the hardest barks of a row of trees to reach the inherent nature of the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet that is the Supreme Self.
Every ritual, sadhana, anustana, practice, yāga, yagna, dhāna, dharma, japa, mantra japa, dhyāna, jnāna, yoga, Vedaopasana, Nadopasana, mantra sadhana, thapas and every other methodology will eventually help a created being to transcend the complex gamut of creation but it is the Brahmopadesham delivered by the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet that will ultimately lead a created being to use the “body” or the manifest or Vyakta state of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet to know, realize, understand, perceive, experience and transcend the unmanifest or Avyakta state of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet to become immersed and absorbed into the Supreme Self.”