Poojya Swamiji during the Krishna-Janma co-memoration as a part of
The words ‘Supreme Reality’ may give you the idea of something very grand and magnificent. But the effect of Self-realization could very well be something strikingly opposite. Instead of becoming externally grand, great and glorious – by the normal meanings of the words – a realized Soul, a Knower, will actually become humble, contented and fulfilled! The effect or impact of this kind of internal fullness is the cessation of all kinds of flair and fascinations. You become quiet, you become withdrawn, and you become contented. You will be filled with love, compassion, sympathy and concern for others. Feeling of expansion will replace the earlier self-centered attitude. All the object-based pursuits vanish and the subject-based life takes over.