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In it all desires and fears are absent, not because they were given up, but because they have lost their meaning.

Without self-realisation you will be consumed by desires and fears, repeating themselves meaninglessly in endless suffering. Most of the people do not know that there can be an end to pain, but once they have heard the good news, obviously going beyond strife and struggle is the most urgent task that can be. Either you remain forever hungry and thirsty, ever losing and sorrowing, or go out wholeheartedly in search of the state of timeless perfection to which nothing can be added; from which nothing can be take away. In it all desires and fears are absent, not because they were given up, but because they have lost their meaning.

Nisargadatta, I Am That, Chapter 69

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