“What is the reality of this world?” …someone once asked Ramana Maharshi. And he answered:
“If you know your reality first, you will be able to know the reality of the world. It is a strange thing that most people do not care to know about their own reality, but are very anxious to know about the reality of the world. You realize your own Self first and then see if the world exists independently of you and is able to come and assert before you its reality of existence (…) If by the inquiry `Who am I’? you understand the Seer, all problems about the seen will be completely solved.”
I love that! – “If you understand the Seer”… yes, just that! – If you just understand the Seer… Do I? Do I understand the Seer?
(See my post: Do I understand?)