31st Pravachan of the VM Online Satsang Series on Sadhana Panchakam of Sri Adi Sankaracharya by Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmananda Saraswatiji of the International Vedanta Mission. In this talk Poojya Guruji concludes his talk on the seventh Sutra of the text, and also starts the eight sutra - the final sutra of this shloka.
In this discourse Poojya Guruji talks about the necessity of realizing the fact that all our worldly idenities are 'relative' identities, and every relative identity is not only limited but also dependent on some 'thing' outside. Taking up of our relative identity is just our discretion & choice. As every relative identity if dependent, so intrinsically there is fear & insecurity. There has to be endless seeking associated with every relative identity, which means all the inevitable problems of seeking. A righteous life facilitates a thoughtful mind the test of a thoughtful & a sensitive mind is in the realization of this fact that my very identity is the cause of all suffering, and thus there is a valid case of knowing the truth of myself. Having got this clear & intense desire, one should get out of one's comfort zone and search for a guru who can help us know this truth.