"If you seek reality
you must set yourself free
of all backgrounds, of all cultures,
of all patterns of thinking and feeling.
Even the idea of being man or woman,
or even human should be discarded.
The ocean of life contains all,
not only humans.
So, first of all abandon all self-identification,
stop thinking of yourself as such-and-such
or so-and-so, this or that.
Abandon all self-concern,
worry not about your welfare,
material or spiritual.
Abandon every desire, gross or subtle,
stop thinking of achievement of any kind.
You are complete here and now,
you need absolutely nothing."
--Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj