Give up the element of unreality of this soul, the body and all the rest of it, and fix the mind on the consciousness of the Self that has the form of 'I'. This is extremely subtle, like a ray of the real Self. The seeker should then dive into the Heart, seeking the place of birth of this 'I'-sense by asking the question 'Who am I?' or 'Whence is this "I"?' This is the way a dog rejoins his master, seeking him by following his scent. It is like a diver diving into water to recover something that has fallen there. This is the way to attain one's own real state.
—Power of the Presence, Part Three edited by David Godman, page 180
The real Self will shine as it really is only in the natural, thought-free state of the Self. In other states the real Self will not shine as it really is due to its being mixed up with intellectual views.
—Power of the Presence, Part Three edited by David Godman, page 181