Self -Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana transforms the unreality into reality. Soul knows no birth. Soul knows no death. If one knows the truth then he will realize the soul will continue to exist beyond death too. Consciously becoming aware of the soul in the midst of illusion is Self-knowledge
Illusion is intoxicating. Within the illusion man and his experience of the world are reality. One has to go beyond illusion, which is present in the form of the mind. That’s what pursuit of truth is all about.
The attachments, aversions are within the waking or dream. It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears to be unreal when one is awake i.e., when true wisdom dawns.
When the ultimate reality is not understood, all the accumulated knowledge is useless, and study of the scriptures is useless when the ultimate reality has been understood. One should never permit carelessness in one’s adherence to the self.
It is owing to people’s worldly desires, their desires for religious life, scriptural studies, and their desires concerning their materialistic life that they do not achieve realization.
Non dualistic or Advaitic truth can be understood and assimilated by anyone who is sharp enough to grasp it, not only by a scholar. What the truth is like must be known with one’s own reason; no one can do it for anyone?