‘The ultimate aim of the Karma Kand (Chapter on Action) of the Veda is really that the individual, having purified the antaHkaraNa (inner instrument, mind, inner self) by means of karma yoga, he gets to meet the sachchidaananda (Truth Consciousness Bliss) Paramatma.
According to Upasana Khand of the Vedas we are told the “yoga” of stopping the fluctuations of consciousness [‘yogash-chitta-vritti-nirodhah’ – YogaDarshanam 1:2]. The ultimate aim is this, that by the practice of having stopped the fluctuations of the inner self, to experience the Supreme form of the Self. Calm without a wave in any part of the pool of water, that manner a person can see his own face. That really is the method, stopping the fluctuations of the consciousness is really giving a clear reflection of the imperishable self in the instrument of inner vision. This indeed is “darshan” (sight) of “atma” (self or soul).’