One must be desirous of knowing the ultimate truth, consider the ultimate truth as means to freedom. Truth is the most distasteful, bitter and unpleasant thing; but there cannot be any question of “satisfactions” in truth. Many think what they know is truth. But they never question or verify what they know is truth. Imagination is not truth.
Self-knowledge means realizing the nondual nature of reality. Sharpness is needed to grasp and assimilate the nondual understanding. By perfect understanding one becomes aware of the fact that the soul, which is in the form of consciousness and the mind, which is in the form of universe are eternally not separate, because the mind is erupted from consciousness, sustained by consciousness and finally dissolves as consciousness. Therefore, the mind, which is in the form of universe is mere division created out of consciousness. The division is mere mirage from the ultimate point of view.
Nonduality can be ascribed to the true Self or the Consciousness alone. It is not accessible to reason, for the ego-bound experience in the waking condition cannot step out of the duality of subject-object relationship.
Soul is in the form of Consciousness alone, is real and eternal. And consciousness is ultimate truth. The mind, which is in the form of universe, is mere illusory appearance and it is impermanent. The Self is nothing but consciousness, which is ultimate truth.
The names and forms are present only in duality. The duality is mere mirage on the ultimate standpoint. Therefore there is a need to know the ultimate end from where the duality, which is in the form of mind or universe, rises and subsides. When the mind rises all the names and forms are present and when the mind subside all names and forms subsides. The knower of the mind or universe, which comes and goes, is apart and eternal. Thus the knower of the mind or universe is formless and nameless and apart and eternal. The mind or universe, which comes and goes, is impermanent. The formless witness of the mind or universe is real and eternal. Thus there is a need to realize the existence of the formless witness apart from universe or mind, which appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep.
Whatever are named are part of the illusion because noting can be named in reality because there is no duality in reality. The nonduality is the source of the duality. Universe has a source and it has a no name.
Thus the nondual nature of reality is recognized by identifying the source of the mind or universe. No name is the same name as that nondual nature or eternal name. But the universe contains names and forms. Until people recognise the nameless by giving it name as “I AM” it becomes impossible to cross the threshold of duality. One can talk about nondual reality with words, but one has to grasp its existence mentally because it exist prior to the appearance of the universe or mind. The duality or universe emanates out of nondual reality.
Until we discard the universe from its source mentally the reality will not be revealed. Buddha kept silent when asked about the Ground of Being. Only his Noble Silence would simply reflect one back upon his -self, challenging him to awaken in the moment, in the now, which is universe or waking experience.
The words and thoughts are mere tools to move towards nondual reality. Little use for words doesn’t precipitate or point to, awakening because words and thoughts are part of the duality, they ceases to exist in nondual reality. Even logic must take a far, far, second place to the all-important task of a personal realization of the unborn, undying, pure wisdom source which is the birthright of everyone.
Seeker of truth should not to become attached to words as being in perfect conformity with meaning, because Truth is not in the letters. When a man with his finger-tip points to something, the finger-tip may be mistaken for the thing pointed at; in like manner the ignorant, are unable even to the day of their death to abandon the idea that in the finger-tip of words there is the meaning itself. They cannot realise Ultimate Reality because of their intent clinging to words which were intended to be no more than a pointing finger. Words and their discrimination bind one to the duality or birth, life and death; meaning stands alone and is a guide to nondual freedom. Meaning is attained by much learning, and much learning is attained by becoming conversant with meaning and not with words; therefore, seekers of truth have to avoid the sticklers for particular words.
Consciousness without division is Ultimate Reality defies all description or characterization." "All characterizations of consciousness, in short, are intended in their experiential dimension to aid those who are searching for ultimate truth or reality but have not yet realized it.
"Human language has its source in phenomenal experience; hence, it is limited in its application to states of being that are beyond that experience; logic is grounded in the duality as it relates to the phenomenal order; hence, it is unable to affirm, without at the same time denying, what extends beyond that order." Whatever is expressed is ultimately non-Brahman, is ultimately untrue.
Inquiry, analysis and reasoning is necessarily to reach the wordless reality, one must place himself in the source the mind or universe to realize the all the thoughts and words are part of the mirage hence I they are meaningless on the standpoint of the source which is consciousness. Once one is able to view on the standpoint of the source of the mind the words, thoughts and experience becomes, meaningless and lifeless because there is no division in the consciousness only oneness.
One has to understand the without the mind there is no universe. Without the universe there is no individual experience. Without the individual experience there is no duality. Without the duality there are no thoughts and words. Without the thoughts there is no separation. Without the separation there is no illusion. Without the illusion there is no ignorance. Without the ignorance there is no urge for wisdom. Without the wisdom there is no reality. Without knowing the reality there is no non-duality.
All the words are having the meaning within the illusory world. If there is no words and thoughts then there is no division. When there is no division then there is duality. When the there is no duality then there is oneness. Thoughts and words are present only in waking or dream. Waking experience is parallel dream and dream is parallel waking experience. Waking experience is parallel dream. The experience birth, life, death and the universe within the waking experience is mere mirage on the ultimate stand point because the self is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity, but the self is the formless substance and witness of the mind, which is in the form of waking or dream which comes and goes.
Thus, the words and thoughts have their value within the false experience of waking or dream. When one becomes aware of the false hood of this waking or dream by becoming aware of the true self, which is consciousness, the awakening happens and one becomes aware of the fact that, the forms and names thoughts and words are mere mirage created out of consciousness. Thus the all the experiences of the three states are mere mirage created out of single substance, which is consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real and eternal. Consciousness alone is ultimate truth, which is identified as God/ Brahman/Buddha/Christ/Allah. Thus the universe, which is in the form of mind emanate out of consciousness, sustained by consciousness and finally dissolves as consciousness.
People read so much, hoping to have an inkling of Truth, but more they read the more Truth recedes from their ken. All the philosophies are all useless and inadequate in the quest of truth. Philosophers differ among themselves. Therefore one has to trace the source of the mind mentally and realize the fact that, the source itself is the self, which is in the form of consciousness.