Sant Baljit Singh explains how life is like a river with two banks. One shore represents this world where we live now, which is illusory by nature. Across the river is the other shore, our true home where we can experience reality and feel whole and complete. Due to the illusory nature of this world, our minds cling to temporary comforts and luxuries, keeping us on this side of the river. What can help us make the journey across? We must first begin the journey wholeheartedly, and then continue onward with earnest effort.