There are many things that bring yourself to masteries of every kind which you can come across in your lifetime. You can search the meaning of life. You can come to the discovery of “Who am I” through philosophical inquiry. You can find Truth with a capital T. In all these, requires your active searching where you look into yourself in a deep way.
Though the greatest is your own self-realization. When you come to your own self-realization, knowing yourself beyond the many things around the world, become wise, you begin connecting to the source of who you are. This self-realization gives the greatest service to the world. It’s as knowing yourself in a much better way. Where it’s not on meaningless activities. Hence, gives a potential and fulfillment to yourself and the world.
There is somebody who lived in a small town. But decided to travel the world. Through the travels learned life, wisdom, and a greater respect to others and him or herself. In actuality, this person transcends the small town and lives in a bigger picture of life. Self-realization is looking into the self in a deep way. And when coming to point having self-realization, there is an awakening. This gives the greatest service to yourself and to others and makes the world a better place.
Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. – Ramana Maharshi