What is Self Realization?
In Western psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, the term “self-realization” is used. In Indian religions, it is also used. People in the Western world see it as the “fulfilment by one’s self of the possibilities of one’s character or personality” (see also self-actualization). Atman (essence) and sunyata (absence) are two types of self-realization in the Indian sense. Atman is the permanent, undying witness-consciousness that is atman (essence), and sunyata is the absence of this permanent Self.