"Jesus said:-"Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all." (Gospel of Thomas 2)
"The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you, Not in a mansion of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and God is there, Lift a stone and you will find God." (Gospel of Thomas)
Realizing the consciousness as self, itself is rebirth. The one who is free from the ignorance he is established is sameness. Since, consciousness is the same in all and free from defects, therefore they are established in consciousness, which is ultimate truth.
Resting in consciousness, with steady intellect and unclouded, the knower of consciousness as ultimate truth neither rejoices on obtaining what is pleasant nor grieves on obtaining what is unpleasant.
Consciousness can be explained in words is mere indicating about it. One can only indicate the existence of the underlying Reality with words and it has to be realized without words.
Gnani points to the Truth easily and spontaneously. Knowledge of Reality is not just first-hand knowledge but the formless substance and witness of the three states.
Silence is the indicator of the nature of the objectless awareness or objectless consciousness. Words, and actions, are always pointers towards ultimate reality, the formless substance and witness of the mind, which is consciousness.
The scriptural scholars, priests, religious heads satsang givers, good public speakers, and charismatic orators are not Gnanis. Their knowledge is are mere accumulation for scriptures and books or passed on from their teachers.
Ultimate Reality, whatever it is, must always be Real and eternal. Therefore, the non-dual truth to be grasped by a seeker is that whatever is real, permanent, eternal, must be right here and right now in this very waking experience [mind]!
Sage Sri Sankara –VC--"All this universe which through ignorance appears as of diverse forms, is nothing else but Brahman which is absolutely free from all the limitations of human thought
"It is this Supreme Oneness which alone is real, since there is nothing else but the Self. Verily, there remains no other independent entity in the state of realization of the highest Truth."
People believe that teacher or mystic or priest has got so many followers and therefore there must be some truth in their teaching, is a common fallacy accepted by the mass due to their inherited conditioning. It proves only an ignorant can find a number of greater ignorant to follow him.
If the consciousness is not here and now and is to be gained at some future time, then it must be subject to loss also. What can be gained can also be lost!
Therefore, consciousness which is Real, Absolute, Eternal cannot be gained. It is so because the true Self is already consciousness! What the true self already is cannot be attained because it is its very nature.
Only by accepting this truth, which undermines our true existence one becomes aware of the true fact that, the three states are mere illusion, which comes and goes. And the formless substance and witness of the three states is real and eternal. The substance and witness are one in essence. The essence is consciousness. Therefore, there is no second thing exists other than consciousness.