Many people think that, they will lose all their sense of identity to their functioning ,if they do not get cling to which they feel to be a distinct, separate entity-their ego. But their ego also creates the feelings of separation, pain, and alienation as well. Can the sense of identity be found in a different mode of consciousness (perception), a more inclusive one?
When one becomes aware of the fact that, self is consciousness through wisdom, then he also becomes aware of the fact that, the body, ego, senses and the universe which are present in the waking experience or dream are also consciousness. And he becomes fully aware of the fact that, the formless the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self , is the witness of the three states, is apart, real and eternal. Thus he becomes aware of the ultimate truth or Brahman (objectless consciousness) in the midst of the duality (waking). Realizing the ultimate truth or Brahman in the midst of duality (waking or illusion) is wisdom.
One does not lose the physical experience (universe or mind) but he will be fully aware of the fact that, the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness. By realizing the fact that, the self is not physical but self is consciousness, the mind becomes still to know that consciousness alone is real, and the mind (universe) in which the whole humanity exits is mere mirage created out of consciousness.
There is a need to drop all the pre-conceived ideas and accumulated dross and try to verify a fresh to understand and assimilate the non-dual truth. One should not make any teaching as a yardstick but one should verify all the facts by sound reasoning and overcome all the obstacles by realizing what is truth and what is untruth.
If one becomes aware consciousness is the true self, then all his judgment has to be based on consciousness [formless] as self, not on the ego or physical self (form). Then only it is possible to understand and assimilate the non-dual truth. Since, everyone is judging the truth on the physical self [form or ego] which leads to doubts and confusion and one will land up in pursuit of argument.
People think that, the birth entity (ego) as true self and the world as reality. And their judgement is based on the birth entity (ego). Therefore, they think human and world are real. Thus they think the self is born, lives and dies, whereas the self is never born and it can never die because it is formless.
Thus arguing on the base of the ego (form) is waste of time and makes one more egocentric. Thus, there is a need to learn to view and judge the worldview on the base of consciousness as self, to overcome all the obstacles to reach the ultimate truth or pathless land, to realize the fact that, human and world are mere mirage created out of consciousness.