Effort must be made in walking stage and the self realized here and now.
meanig of vadanta is end of vadas.
Of course ,every teacher and every book tells the aspirant to keep quite. But it is not easy to do so. that is why all this effort is necessary. even if we find somebody who has achieved this supreme state of stillness ,you must take it that necessary effort has been take in previous life. see what helped you to keep out of thoughts and adopt that for meditation.—- Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; it is very hard to be silent . meaning stillness of mind. according to maharishi it is very hard because we are too much attached to worldly affairs. if any time you tried it looks very hard. only our effort is necessary for this purpose. if you see anybody who has this quality you should think that he has done this practice in his previous life. because our real nature which is bliss ,which we can not say in languages but it comes in the absence of thoughts.
The result o self-inquiry is the care for all sorrows.it is highest of all results. self-inquiry itself is most meritorious and purifying.—- Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; what is our destination of an human life? we want to got bliss which is our real nature. it is inside in your heart not outside. you may be rich you may be poor, you may have lots of luxuries, but you never satisfied by fame by sex, because we want to touch our inner being which we are! but we does not know ‘ WHO AM I’ ? for this self- inquiry should be practice. I wrote so many posts who we can do it? but no body can do it for anybody only you can do yourself.
Effort is necessary for upto the stage of realiation . even then the self should spontaneously become evidence. otherwise happiness would not be complete. upto the stage of spontaneously there must be effort, in some form or other.——– Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; Maharishi Ramana told us from his direct knowledge of Samadhi that when we do practice of observation sometime first you got the experince of sa- vikalpa Samadhi . but it is not liberation, you have reached near but yet it is incomllete . so your effort should be carry on upto your satisfaction.