Self-Realization is not an experience. People who think Self can be experienced are still infancy because they are not personally self-searched. Their understanding and assimilation are dependent on intellectual spoon feeding form whatever they have read, heard and assumed. Since their egocentric outlook, they refuse to accept or verify anything other than their accepted truth. Discussing with such people is waste of time. Discussions on the subject are more important then mixing up every teaching or quotation of some great thinkers or scriptural authority.
It is beyond all experience. Experiences imply duality. Duality is mere illusion from ultimate standpoint. The consciousness beyond experience and it cannot be experienced because it is cause of all experiences and it itself is uncaused because it is non-dual in its nature.
The grace cannot be experienced. It is emotionally hallucinated people propagate to experience the grace by plying with people feelings of people hallucinating them with ornamental words promising them with the experience of the self. Such hallucinated experience is not wisdom.
Birth, life and death, Virtue and vice, pleasure and pain are of the waking or dream not of the formless witness of the waking or dream. The formless witness (soul , the innermost self)pervades in everything everywhere, in all the three states as their formless substance. The true self is neither the doer not enjoyer because it is not an individual. Doing and enjoying is an individual experience within the illusion.
People think that their chosen path is right path. And it is foolish to tell them they are not in right path because until they themselves become aware that their chosen path is inadequate and useless in quenching their spiritual thirst they will not accept anything other then what they think is right. Pursuit of truth is personal journey and it cannot be imposed on others. The people who have inner urge will find the right path, at right time with right people and move ahead in their mental (inner) journey.
Consciousness is the true Self and it does not belong to any religion or race and creed. It is not perceived by the senses. It is unattached, formless and witness of all the body and universe.
Consciousness is the Eternal Truth, the real Self and the only Universal Reality or Omnipresent Reality which is the Truth of all life and existence whether visible or invisible.
Consciousness has no beginning and no end it is the eternal ageless Consciousness is the One besides which there is nothing else existent.
In Consciousness is the essence of the illusory universe in which the birth, life and death takes place. There is no experience or conception by which one can limit it.
The formless is form, the timeless is time, and the spaceless is space. The form, time and space are mere mirage created out of consciousness. Thus form, time and space are created out of single stuff, which is consciousness.
The cause and effect is the theory based on the false self. When the birth, life and death and the world are mere illusion on the ultimate standpoint, how the physical based theories such as creator and creation, cause and effect, karma can be real.
Illusion is the nature of consciousness. It is in ignorance the illusion becomes reality and when the consciousness remains in its formless non-dual true nature the duality is mere illusion. The universe is in the form of mind. The mind is mere mirage created out of consciousness. Without the mirage it is pure awareness. The mind appears as waking or dream. The dream is parallel waking and waking is parallel dream. Mind and spirit are one in essence.
One has to burn down the ignorance with the fire of conviction that “I AM is the self but the self is I AM-less existence. Until one hold the ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ as self he is duped by his own egocentric outlook and he will remain hallucinating that he knows the truth and what he knows as ultimate truth. Until and unless one comes out of hangout from I and I AM base, it is impossible to cross the threshold of duality. ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ or words used in duality to indicate the self. Deeper self-search reveals the fact that neither the ‘I’ nor the ‘I AM’ is self because the sense of ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ is present only in physical existence whereas the self is beyond ‘I’ or I AM. In the past some sages must have used it to help the seekers to reach up to the level of ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ by revealing only half wisdom and kept the other halfway to reach the destination as a secret. People who are stuck with ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ remain in the stagnant water if they do not proceed beyond ‘I’ or ‘I AM’.
Because People hold their teacher, guru, god men or scriptural scholar as authenticated authority on truth and treat only the words of religious robed god men or gurus as a final say, and they miss their inner track. If one is seeking truth then it is necessary for him to investigate all the facts, on his own by deeper reasoning to realize the fact that, the path of religion and path of yoga are not the means to realize the ultimate reality, because theses paths are egocentric paths. Thus all the egocentric paths lead to hallucination not towards the ultimate realization. Thus, it is wrong declaration to say that, every path leads one to the same destination because egocentric paths leads one to hallucination and only soul-centric path leads one towards the ultimate realization.
Self –Realization is Self - awareness that is, realizing the self is not form but self is formless consciousness and being aware of the true self in the midst of duality, which is mere illusion.
Therefore one has to become aware of the true self, is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity but the formless substance and witness of the three states. Therefore, one has to dropping all the baggage of the accumulated dross, which is blocking his realization of his formless true identity by starting a fresh in his pursuit of truth.