Those who seek everlasting liberation need not endeavor to practice repetition and countless verse mantras and yoga methods such as breath control (pranayama), breath retention (kumbhaka), and concentration.
There is no room for performing puja (worship of deities), Namaskaram, japa (incantation), Dhyana (contemplation), and so on. Hear from me that the highest truth acclaimed in the Vedas can be known only through jnana; hence, there is absolutely no need to know anything outside of oneself.
For those whose minds are constantly expanding, clinging to external objects, factors will always arise, causing increasing bondage. If the outward-wandering mind is turned inwards to stay in its natural state, know that one will not undergo any suffering in the world.
Unite with that one totality, which is all-pervasive, which has no inside or outside, which is bereft of all (concept of) directions such as above, below, and in between, which assumes all the forms in the creation and yet is itself formless, which can be known only by itself, and which is self-luminous.
- Sri Devikalottara (Expounded by Lord Shiva to Devi Parvati)