As long as you are contaminated with notions of me or mine (e.g. my home, my body, my mind, my intellect), the Self will not be found, for it lies beyond cognition and cannot be realized as ‘my Self.’

Retire into solitude, analyze and see what those things are which are cognized as mine; discard them all, and transcending them, look for the Real Self. …

Analyze everything in this way, and discard it. What remains over, transcending it all, beyond conception, appropriation, or relinquishment –know That to be the Self.

That Knowledge is final emancipation.

Tripura Rahasya
IX.13ff

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