The Moksha is freedom. Freedom is becoming free from experiencing the illusion or duality as reality by realizing the fact that, the self is not the form but self is formless. The individual self or ego is the reality within the false experience. Thus all the knowledge accumulated by judging on the base of the false self(waking entity or ego), is false knowledge.
People believe in old myths propagated by their religion. Every religion has propagated its own myth. Every religious belief contradicts other beliefs. It is the mere blind belief accepted as truth without verification and evidence. This causes division. Modern science has exposed many Religious dogmas as myth. All these dogmas were introduced in the primitive era before people had the benefit of modern science. Science attempts to objectively discover how life works, and religion makes one blindly believe and cast his burden on the blind belief without verification, to live in peace and harmony in worldly life.
Seekers main aim is to investigate both dual (waking or dream) and non-dual(deep sleep) experiences to find and define the underlying truth in everything, thereby realizing what the ultimate truth is. Because of so many beliefs propagated by a belief system, people think seekers of truth are atheists because they do not accept the belief blindly. Seekers of truth believe the religionist and atheists both are believers because religionist believe in the belief of god and atheists believe in belief of no god.
Pursuit of truth is all about accepting uncertainty and open questions and seeking for the things that are certainty. Believers and nonbelievers will not accept anything other than their inherited belief system or accepted truth. Atheists feel there is no proof for god’s existence. So the atheist chooses to just believe there is no such thing called God. And religionists just believe in the existence of their conceptual god. A Gnani is one who is fully aware of the fact that, the existence or non-existence of God cannot be proven on the base of the physical self. Therefore deeper understanding is necessary to understand and assimilate the truth about Gods existence to know what is supposed to be the God.
The seeker has to investigate through deeper self-search:-
v What is the cause of this experience of duality?
v Is it the soul,which is present in the form of consciousness is the Supreme Reality?
v Why man and his experience of the world exist only in waking or dream?
v Why man is unaware of the fact that, the experience of birth, life and death takes place in waking experience.
v Where shall man at last find rest? What makes one bound by the experience of birth, life, death and the world and its opposite?
The Form, Time and Space ceases to exist without the mind. The mind ceases to exit without form, time and space. The Form, time and space exits only in waking or dream. The form, time and space are absent in deep sleep. the mind is present only in waking or dream and mind is absent without the waking or dream.
The individual and his experience of the world are within the waking or dream. The one that witnesses the three states which comes and goes in succession is not the waking entitybut the formless soul, the innermost self.
The self is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity but it is the formless soul, the innermost self . the soul, the innermost self is the knower of all the three states.
The Self is one. Ever still, the Self is though motionless, it outruns all pursuit. Without the Self, never could the experience of diversity exist.
The Gnani sees the truth within the three states but without the three states. A Gnani is full aware of the fact that the formless soul,which is present in the form of consciousness is the ultimate Reality or Brahman. The soul or consciousness the self-luminous all pervading, which dwells as the self-conscious power in everything and everywhere in the three states. It is one without a second. Deep within everything and everywhere it dwells in the three states, hidden as their formless substance and witness. It presides over time, space, and all apparent causes.
Like water in snow, butter in cream, water in the river-bed, fire in the tinder, the Self dwells within the three states. Seeker has to Realise it through deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning.
Like butter in cream is the consciousness in everything. Knowledge of the Self is gained through soul-centric reasoning. The soul, the innermost self is Supreme Reality. Through true Self-Knowledge or Bram ha Gnana or Atma Gnana, all the ignorance is destroyed.
Fire, though present in the firestick, is not perceived until one stick is rubbed against another. The Self is like that fire; it is realized through soul-centric reasoning.
He who is realized by transcending the experience of duality, in deep contemplation, becomes aware of the fact that , the soul,which is present in the form of consciousness is the real self. The soul,which is present in the form consciousness is the formless substance and witness of the three states. The formless witness is real and all the three states are a mere mirage. The soul, the innermost self is the imperishable.
The Gnani know the self to be the soul as the one reality behind all that seems. For this reason they are devoted to it. Absorbed in it and they attain freedom from experiencing the illusory cycle of birth, life, death as reality.
The three states are perishable. The Self, the destroyer of ignorance, is imperishable, immortal. It is the one reality. By constant reflecting on the nature of the soul, the innermost self and by identifying the soul as the self, one overcomes the ignorance. The ignorance is cause of experiencing the duality as reality. the duality is cause of experiencing the form,time and space as reality. the form,time and space is cause of experiencing the birth,life,death and the world as reality.
The seeker has to know the truth to overcome the ignorance. when wisdom dawns the ignorance vanishes. the experience of the birth, life, death,world and rebirth will become part of the mirage. The seeker has to reflect on the soul, the innermost self and transcend the physical awareness. In non-dual self-awareness one will be one with the universal identity, which is ever formless. The seeker of truth must know this. There is nothing further is there to know. The seeker has to indulge in deeper self-search to realize that mind is mere mirage and formless substance and witness of the mind is real and eternal. the formless substance and witness of the mind or universe are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. The consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.