All agendas are within the illusion, which appears in the form of mind or universe or waking experience. The self is within the illusion as its formless substance and it is without the illusion as its formless witness. The formless witness is the one which witnesses the body and universe together. Thus the ordinary awareness is physical awareness [waking] is not self-awareness. In self-awareness the body is not the body but it is the consciousness, the ego is not ego but it is the consciousness, the world is not the world but it is the consciousness even though they exist but their unreal nature is exposed. Just as the dream becomes unreal when waking takes place, the waking also becomes unreal when non-dual wisdom dawns.
Thus the true self is never subject to birth. All beings, too, are free from birth. Those who know this do not fall into false knowledge.
A substance may be the cause of another substance and a non- substance, the cause of another non-substance. But the true self cannot possibly be anything like a substance or a non-substance.
Thus three states are not caused by the mind, nor is the mind caused by them. As long as a person clings to the belief in causality, he will find cause producing effect. But when this attachment to causality wears away, cause and effect become non-existent.
As long as a person clings to the belief in causality, the experience of duality will prevail as reality. But when this attachment to causality wears away, the duality becomes non-existent as reality.
The three states are created by false knowledge; therefore nothing in it is eternal. Everything, again, as one with Ultimate Reality, is unborn; therefore there is no such thing as destruction.
Birth is ascribed to the individual; but such birth is not possible from the standpoint of Reality. Their birth, life and death are part of the illusion. That illusion, again, does not exist. The illusory sprout is born of the illusory seed. This illusory sprout is neither permanent nor destructible. The same applies to the individual and the world.
The term permanent or impermanent cannot be applied to the birthless self. What is indescribable in words cannot be discriminated about as permanent or impermanent.
As in dreams the mind acts through illusion, presenting the appearance of duality, so also in the waking state the mind acts through illusion, presenting the appearance of duality. There is no doubt that the mind, which is in reality non-dual, appears to be dual in dreams; likewise, there is no doubt that what is non-dual i.e. consciousness, appears to be dual in the waking state.