Non-dual wisdom is bitter medicine for those imprisoned by orthodox cults. The ultimate state of consciousness, which the modern non-dualists describe, is that of the traditional sage or fully enlightened being, but they do not show the seekers the process leading to the realization of this state. They describe marvellously the goal, but do not indicate the steps to be taken: thus their preaching is not a roadmap to the ultimate end.
Many Seekers of truth think the ways to Truth are many. What is most important is, one should not to restrict himself to one path that he imagines that all the others are false. Thus if religionists say that one should follow one particular traditional path, and modern thinkers demands to abandon all paths, but seeker of truth should to take an independent way , after verifying validity of all claims and by sound reasoning and accept only un-contradictable truth until he reaches his pathless land.
Many people think they will lose all their sense of identity to their functioning, if they do not get cling to their ego. The ego creates the feelings of separation, pain, and alienation as well. But all these feelings are within the universe and the formless witness is without the universe.
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 true self (soul or consciousness), which is the witness of the three states, is apart, real and eternal. Thus he becomes aware of the ultimate truth (pure consciousness) in the midst of the duality (waking). Realizing the truth in the midst of duality (waking/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.