Mind appears as the universe.
There was no mind is deep sleep. As soon as waking takes place the mind which contains, of a ready-made universe – including all men and creatures appears. The man – confronts universe in waking or dream. The waking or dream appears as a whole and disappears as a whole. To examine it closely, one has to analyze the three states and trace the witness of the three states is formless and apart.
One becomes aware of the fact that, that the universe or mind, which appears and disappears is only form and shape created out of consciousness and nothing else. The consciousness alone is positive proof and on the standpoint of the consciousness or soul as self, one becomes aware of the falsity of this universe or mind which is mere appearance. The one, which appears as mind [universe] and disappears as no mind [soul] is consciousness alone. Therefore, the mind and soul are one in essence.
Mental analysis shows that, the existences of the formless witness, which witnesses the three states coming and going without a break. This, on closer analysis, is found to be that changeless, soul or consciousness itself.