Where there is duality, one sees another, smells another, tastes another, speaks to another, hears another, touches another, thinks of another, knows another. But where there is unity, one without a second that is the world of consciousness. Knowing consciousness as ultimate truth is the supreme goal of life. Those who do not seek this Supreme goal live on in the false experience, experiencing it as reality.
The ignorance is ever present in duality, because the duality [mind] is the product of ignorance. To get rid of the ignorance is not possible without knowing the cause of the ignorance. Judging on the base of the ignorance and concluding on the base of ignorance and propagating it as truth with ornamental words, is misdirecting others from pursuit of truth. The point here is a parson and the world are within the appearance, but the person is not aware of knower of the appearance, which comes and goes as mind. The inquiry is more powerful then theories.
Seeker of truth wants to know; how to know the mind is mirage, which is only appearance. It is possible only through deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning based on the formless self. Therefore rectifying the seeking base is very much necessary in order to know “what is truth?” and “What is untruth?
It is easy to say the body and the world as illusion, but it is difficult accept them as illusion. It is very difficult to accept the body and world as illusion, on the base of false self, because man and his experience of the world exist within the illusion/mind. Until and unless one inquires into the nature of illusion/mind, and realize the fact that, man is false self , but the formless soul, is the true self , it is impossible to accept them as illusion.
Only when one indulges in deeper inquiry he becomes aware of the fact that mind is not within the physical body but the physical body including the universe are within the mind. The same way as the dream man and dream universe, were within the dream [mind], the waking man and waking universe are within the waking experience [mind]. Thus one has to trace the knower of the three states which appear and disappear in succession, in order to realize the appearance is mere mirage and the formless knower of the mirage is real and eternal. Thus, whatever exists without the appearance is consciousness without the ignorance/duality.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
-- Albert Einstein