At every stage of life, wherever one turns or goes, ignorance meets him. One always worries what is going to happen in the future to him, or to the world? What will happen to the money if he deposits it, will it be safe? What is happening inside his body? What is the ultimate condition of this this world? He will not get answers. Because futures have yet come, he is thinking of the past and future fears in the present. The present is always built on past and survives on the hopes of the future. But when one becomes aware of the fact that time is mere illusion and one which is aware of the time is timeless existence, which is the consciousness. To overcome the sense of time one has to realize the one which is aware of the form and space also is consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real and form, time and space are unreal because they are one in essence.
Seeker has to inquire into the nature of the mind ,which is present in the form of universe. How it came to be? What is it? What is it for? Pursuit of truth is not making various theories about the Absolute, nor ornamental words, nor imagining things. It is directed towards life and has the highest value in weighing life properly.
Materialistic people regards pursuit of truth as a waste of time. He will say "world is a reality. Everybody knows it is the world. Why waste time inquiring into it?" This attitude belongs also to the primitive man as well as to children. Therefore reasoning belongs to advanced humanity.
Science is true so far as the world of science is concerned, yoga is true so far as one is in yogic Samadhi: the yogi's experiences are not lies but truly described; all these are however only relative truths, true only from a certain narrow point of view, they come and go, they contradict each other; whereas non-dual wisdom, which is higher than all these, which is uncontradictable and does not conflict with anything else.
The question never enters the mind of the people; why are there so many contradictory religions, opinions, theories, authorities, books and men? Non-dual wisdom is not theoretical wisdom. Philosophic speculation is not non-dual truth.
Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana does not belongs to any religion, because it inquiries into the value of religion just as it inquiries into the value of the whole physical existence. Because pursuit of truth is so troublesome, people don't want to be bothered with it, but remain content with mysticism or religion, where the need of thinking is absent.
Non-dual wisdom comes only by transcending them all for it depends on un-contradiction.
Inquiry will always look thoroughly into all sides of a question, whether it is concerning a material or a spiritual matter, and decide upon it only then.
The fear and suffering is often a cause of bringing people to the pursuit of truth. Because of contradictory arguments and conflicting conclusions—people mistook Religions for spirituality. Many People think that ultimate truth cannot be got, but they are mistaken. Religion will give one the goal of non-dualistic truth, i.e. Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana. Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is knowledge of the whole. Religion may make one happy, give satisfaction, but that is another matter. It cannot get rid of his ignorance. Therefore one must make his mind clear as to what object or goal he wants in life, because he cannot travel in opposite directions.