The mind which contains the whole universe with it perceiver is apart from the consciousness, which is ever formless. Consciousness is the source in which the mind rises and sets. The waking, dream, and deep sleep states take place within the consciousness. The experience of birth and death likewise take place within the consciousness. The birth, life death and the world are within the mind but the consciousness is without the mind. When consciousness prevails without the mind it is nondual reality.
Consciousness can never be destroyed, but it resolves back to its formless nondual true nature. Nothing is beyond or higher than the consciousness. – Mind and the soul [consciousness] are essentially one, as are the ocean and the waves. As long as illusion exists the separation exists. As long as separation exists duality will prevail as reality. So long the ignorance prevail, the birth, life, death and the world will remain as reality. But when one awaken into reality, all the reality of illusion cease forever.
Neither by Yoga, nor by scriptural studies, nor by action, nor by learning, but by the realisation of one's identity with consciousness is freedom possible, and by no other means.
Lectures consisting of a shower of ornamental words, the skill in expounding the Scriptures or intellectual theories, and likewise erudition - these merely bring on a little personal enjoyment to the scholar, but are no good for freedom.
The study of the Scriptures is useless so long as the highest Truth is unknown, and it is equally useless when the highest Truth has already been known.
The Scriptures consisting of many words are a dense forest which merely causes the mind to ramble. Hence one should earnestly set about knowing the true nature of the Self.