Liberation is not on the other side of the sky – Yoga Vasishta

Liberation is not on the other side of the sky, nor is it in the nether world, nor on the earth; the extinction of the mind resulting from the eradication of all desires is regarded as liberation.

O Rama, there is no intellect, no nescience, no mind and no individual soul (jiva). They are all imagined in Brahman.

To one who is established in what is infinite, pure consciousness, bliss and unqualified non-duality, where is the question of bondage or liberation, seeing that there is no second entity?

O Rama, the mind has, by its own activity, bound itself; when it is calm it is free.

The noble-hearted man whose desires of the heart have come to an end is a liberated man; it does not matter whether he does or does not practice meditation or perform action.
Yoga Vasishta