This part is taken from Various Stories & Tales in “Spiritual Stories” as Told by Ramana Maharshi

A disciple served his master for a long time and realised the Self. He was in Bliss and wanted to express his gratitude to the Master. He was in tears of joy and his voice choked when he spoke. He said, “What a wonder that I did not know my very Self all these years! I suffered long and you so graciously helped me to realise the Self. How shall I repay your grace? It is not in my power to do it.” The Master replied, “Well, well. Your repayment consists in not lapsing into ignorance again but in┬ácontinuing in the state of your real Self.”