It is not an easy thing to realize the unreality of the world. One cannot have that realization without the grace of God. Cry to Him and pray and you will have His grace. He is right inside. You will realize Him the moment He lifts the veil of ignorance. It is grace and grace alone that we need. There is no other way.
(p.70, For seekers of God, Swami Shivanandaji’s words on 30 April, 1929 in Belur Math.)