Most of the authors are speculating on non-duality on the base of the ancient eastern teachings. They are only playing with words. Many group discussion forums on the non- duality is conservative and formed to market the books of the authors.
Until and unless there is humility to verify the validity of their accepted truth themselves, they will remain in the clutch of ego, misguiding the fellow seekers in the name guidance.
People think the religious, yogic and scriptural authority is proof. But they are based on the physical self and physical self is false self, therefore they cannot be accepted as truth.
Inquiry and reasoning reveals:
One may think if there is, only one self why one is in pain another is in pleasure, everyone should have the same experience. The individual experience is a happening within the waking experience. The soul, which is the true self, witnesses the waking pr dream as a whole. The individuality has no meaning because the waking itself is mere mirage on the standpoint of the soul as self.
The whole waking experience is a parallel dream. Whatever happening within the Waking experience is as unreal as dream. Until and unless the formless witness of the three states is traced mentally, the experience of duality will remain as reality.
Once seeker becomes aware of the fact that the formless substance and witness of the three states is soul/spirit and realizes the experience of duality is a mere mirage created out of the soul/self, Then the reality of the duality /mind gradually start subsiding.
That is the Seeker becomes fully aware of its true self and realizes the fact that, the formless substance of the three states itself is the witness of the three states. Therefore, the witness and the witnessed are one in essence.
Whatever experience experienced within the Waking or dream is only illusion. Only in the ignorance of the true self, the birth, life and death, the pain and pleasure are experienced as reality. When the waking itself is unreal what value they have in the realm of truth.
Since, the individual is ignorant of the formless substance and witness of the three states, which is the soul; he is bound to believe in the birth, life and death as reality. Once he realizes the self is not physical then he will realize whatever he knows, seen, believed accumulated and experienced as a person is part of the illusion because the here states are unreal on the standpoint of the soul, which is the true self.
The separation is felt within the Waking experience between one another and the world. There is no division is possible in the non-dual true nature of the self/spirit. When this is realized, there is no second thing other then spirit/self.
Even in dream experience, there are millions of people and the dream world or cosmos, but they existed within the dream. The dream remains as reality until the Waking takes place. Same thing is applicable to Waking experience also. When the formless witness wakes up in its formless non-dual true nature, then the Waking experience is bound to be unreal.
The confusion and doubts exist until the whole thing is viewed on the standpoint of physical self/ego and holding Waking experience as reality.
Whatever objects, forms, and life is created and bifurcated by naming them with in these states of duality are created out of one and only material that is Spirit/Soul/Self. Realizing the fact that, there is no second thing other then the spirit/soul in this illusory experience of the duality will unfold the mystery of the true existence.
v When man is within the waking or dream who or what sees in waking dream experiences as whole?
v When ‘self is’ is not the physical then what witnesses three states?
v The whole cosmos, objects and persons are contained within the waking or dream experience then what is it that is aware of the waking and dream?
v What is it that is aware of the deep sleep where there is no duality?
When one verifies the fact through inquiry, analysis and reasoning he becomes aware of the fact that, that the all the three states are illusory in their nature. They remain as reality until one thinks one is born in this world and living in this world and dies in this world. Even in the dream the dream entity is bases itself as birth. If one does not base on its birth then there is no duality only reality.
When one becomes aware of the fact that, the self is not physical, but it is the formless spirit, he learns to judge truth on the base of the spirit, and realizes the fact that, the experience of duality is mere mirage. Thus the duality has no value because it is created out of the spirit. In reality there is only non- duality.
The experience of duality is non-existent in reality. If everything is viewed and judged on the base of physical self then the ignorance prevails.
In a dream, if one experiences that one is Alexander conquering another country, it is only soul/spirit is appearing as the dream experience of Alexander and another country. Therefore, Alexander and the country he conquered are created out of one and only stuff that is, the formless soul/spirit. Therefore, whatever one experienced in waking or dream is created out of soul/spirit.
Whatever experiences within the Waking or dream is only illusion created out of the soul/spirit. Therefore the soul is the true self not the physical self. It is very much necessary to realize the fact that, physical self and the world are within the mind. Viewing and judging the worldview on the base of soul as self is necessary to assimilate the non-dual truth.
The ignorant person does not attain non-dual wisdom. Since, he believes ‘self is physical’ and three states as reality. He views the soul as an object or idea. This is erroneous. He desires to attain non-dual wisdom as a person without rectifying his reasoning base.