The Absolute Guru Of Swami
A devotee who can call on God while living a house-holder's life is a hero indeed. God thinks,"He is blessed indeed who prays to me in the midst of his worldly duties. He is trying to find me, over-coming a great obstacle. Such a one is a real hero."
In the scriptures you will find the way to realize God. But after getting all the information about the path, you must begin to work, only then can you attain your goal.
You cannot realize God unless you get rid of all such egoistic ideas as "I am such an important person" or "I am so-and-so". Level the mound of "i" to the ground by dissolving it with tears of devotion.
You may speak of the scriptures, of philosophy, of Vedanta, but you will not find God in any of these. You will never succeed in realizing God unless your soul becomes restless for Him.