288-290. As a person who has been in shackles for a long time may be aware of the nature
of his bondage, intense or feeble, and also its duration still so long as he does not make
any effort to break them, he does not get himself free from the chains, and may have to
remain so, for a long time without obtaining freedom. Similarly a person with karmic
bondage, even if he has the knowledge of the extent the nature, the duration, and the
strength of the karmic bondage, does not get liberation (by this mere knowledge) but he
gets complete liberation if pure in heart.