There are six stages that I thought could be the different ways to attain realization.
A child is born with complete innocence and is totally ignorant about the ways of life and everything around it. It tends to learn and experience everything around as it grows up through the various sources that are provided to it through nature and by nature. This is the right stage to imbibe the basic forms about God. This is generally done by telling stories about HIM and of various ways depicting HIS presence. These stories depict Him as a SUPREME HUMAN but with all the emotions and the normal lifestyles as any human. They are explained as HIS divine ways of making us realize the TRUTH about life. The stories include the various holy places to implicate the importance of those places as places of worship to carry the children to the next stage.
As the child grows up it begins to explore the world. It is then old enough to learn more about God. This is the rightstage to introduce it to the various hymns and holy chanting. These hymns and chanting create the roots of vibrations within. The child begins to learn more and more about itself and everything around because of the curious nature. It tends to explore the truth behind the stories told and relates them to its own experiences.
The vibrations thus created need to be connected with various other positive vibrations outside it and be enhanced. This is done by the different kinds of services to God. It includes visiting temples, taking part in various religious rituals, etc.
The fourth stage lets us realize that GOD is OMNIPRESENT, that is to realize that HE is present in everything and everyone around us as much as within us! When this stage is attained our mind becomes the temple or a place of sanctity, and in this process we begin to release positive energy that glows from within us!
The fourth stage is automatically enhanced to the fifth stage. We learn to surrender ourselves to the Almighty. Thestage helps us to free ourselves from the so called burdens of life and realize that whatever happens around us is by only because of HIS mighty will!
The final stage is that of absolute realization. This is when we attain the oneness with HIM. The stage that frees us from the illusions of the materialistic world and unites us with the SUPREME POWER!