The concept of self-realization comes from Hindu spirituality. In the Hindu tradition, one who reaches the stage of self-realization is liberated from repeating the cycle of birth and death. The self being realized or fully known is the inner self, which we in Unity call soul. We of the Unity persuasion want to know soul more, as did the ancient Greek philosophers, who admonished seekers of truth to "know thyself."
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