Just as the snow that melts in the heat of the sun cannot escape, so those who have realized the fact that, the self is not physical but self is consciousness will surely realize the fact that, the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness. the formless substance and witness of the three states, which is consciousness, is real and eternal. Thus consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.
A Gnani is not in quest anymore because he is established in the true self which is consciousness. People are caught up in the day-to-day quagmire of the worldly life because they have strong conviction that the birth, life death and the universe as reality. Therefore, they will not be able to accept the consciousness as true self. Thus, they experience the illusion as reality because they have accepted the false self (ego) as true self and false experience (three states) as reality.
Only intense urge leads the seeker towards non-dual destination. Only his intense urge and seriousness and sincere mental effort of deeper thinking ignites a spiritual fire and burn all his mental barriers reduced to nothingness.
An examination of the ephemeral nature of the mind, which appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep leads to dispassion. Hence deeper self-search is the first and foremost step to be taken. When inquiry, analysis and reasoning continue automatically, it results in contempt for wealth, fame, power, ease, pleasure, etc. the ‘mind’ becomes clearer for inspection. The source of ‘mind’ is the consciousness – the final goal.
When inquiry, analysis and reasoning on the true base takes possession of the individual, other attachments grow weaker, i.e., dispassion develops. Attachment for the ideal simultaneously grows and finally holds the field. Thus concentration grows simultaneously and imperceptibly – with or without visions and direct aids.
Without any religious background or training it becomes easier to grasp the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth. The only way towards nondual destination is, to ignore all the paths and practices. There is no need to follow anyone. One has to trace the formless substance and witness of the three states mentally and rip the veil of ignorance to know the fact that, all the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness. When one becomes aware of the fact that, the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness is the true self, then the body, ego, universe is part of the mirage.
The ideas such as bondage and liberation are of the mirage, which is present in the form of mind. the mind is present in the form of universe. the universe appears as waking or dream(duality) and dispersal as deep sleep(non-duality). One has to simply abandon all craving and through wisdom and dispassion bring about the cessation of the mind. Even if the desire to be liberated" arises, the mind (illusion) will prevail as reality.
The ego is like a monkey within the jungle of illusion. Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, but its existence is limited to the mind, which is illusion.
Let this illusion go. Let the mind go. Let duality go. Let conflicts go. Let experience go. Let the fiction of birth, life death and universe go. Just by remaining soul centric, the ignorance vanishes. When the ignorance vanishes then the whole mind (illusion) which contains duality, conflicts, experience, factious birth, life, death and universe becomes unreal. All the mental barriers will be reduced to nothingness, which is consciousness.