To acquire Self-Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is possible by getting free from the bondage of ignorance. Seeker has got no one but himself to remove his bondage.
The illness can be cured by doctors, but no one but one’s own self can get rid of the ignorance caused by illusion.
The true nature of things is to be known personally, through the mental eye of clear illumination, and not through the physical eyes. One has to get rid of the bondage caused by the fetters of Ignorance on his own by clear and perfect understanding.
Through consciousness, man becomes aware of the waking, dream or deep sleep experiences. Consciousness is the all-pervading Self in all the three states. Knowing consciousness as self, the ignorance ceases to exist.
All the three states are directly rooted in the Self, which is consciousness. The ego is individual self and the soul is the universal self. Ego is the false self within the false experience. When through wisdom all this is truly known, the ignorance ceases, for the Gnani identifies with the consciousness, which is the true Self.
Consciousness transcends all illusion. Consciousness is the immortal Self. Only in physical existence one thinks that he is poor, wealthy, powerful individual separate from the world. And he also thinks that the world existed prior to him and he is born in it later on. Until this conviction is there he will not become aware of the fact that, his body and the world are also made of consciousness. Until, he thinks he is born in this world, he is in the shackles of physicality. Until he is in the shackle of physicality he will never accept the truth that the universe is mere illusion. Without realizing the fact that the universe is unreal, it is impossible to understand and assimilate nondual truth.
The individual experiences and circumstance totally beyond individuals control, which appear and disappear spontaneously. It is wrong to think individual is the masters of past, present and future because the time exist only in illusion. All our fear comes from unawareness the fact that self is formless. By turning inward and discovering the fact that the self is beyond form, time and space. By realizing this fact one will pass beyond illusion. Yoga is inseparably bound up with the necessity for physical based practices of regulating the vital force or breath; therefore they are not means to self realization. All theoretical understands are egocentric, therefore, they are more than dead words on a dead page.