Self alone is the real eye. Therefore Self, which is known by itself, alone is the real direct knowledge. But insentient people, who do not have Self’s sight, claim the knowledge of alien sense-objects to be direct knowledge.(Freddie’s emphasis.)
—Guruvachaka-Kovai, verse 878, translation by Sadhu Om and Michael James
The only true and full awareness
Is awareness of awareness.
Till awareness is awareness
Of itself, it knows no peace at all.
—Guruvachaka-Kovai, verse 418, quoted in Sri Ramana: The Self Supreme by K. Swaminathan, page 90.
Don't meditate at intervals.
Abide without a break of steady
Self-awareness. Instead of plucking
Hair after itching hair of thought
Better shave the whole scalp clean.
—Guruvachaka-Kovai, verse 675, quoted in Sri Ramana: The Self Supreme by K. Swaminathan, page 92.