Whenever you put in effort is from the bodily standpoint.
Try to understand yourself as you are, do not add any qualifications.
Do not try to be something, even a spiritual person. You are the manifested. The tree is already there in the seed. Just see it as it is. Do not try to interfere with what you see.
Knowledge is the soul of the whole universe.
If you think yourself as an individual you will surely have death.
As long as you think that the body is you, you will not get true knowledge. This body is a borrowed thing you have to return it. This identity with the body has to go.