The diverse teachings all point to different parts of this evolution. The first part: seek yourself in things. Create an identity, a persona and be someone in this life. Defend and prop up this me. The second, stop seeking your life in things as this is the cause for suffering and inquire into the source of things. Third, once a glimpse is caught of the Absolute, then seek that to the exclusion of all other things. Fourth, once absorbed into the absolute and exclusive identity is erased, one senses them self in all things, times and places. Then one seeks to drop back into their humanity, re-inherit the personality and explode from the center.