All the three states are an object to the formless subject. The object is the form [universe or mind] and the subject is formless consciousness (soul). All the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness. . There is nothing that is not consciousness in objectified waking or dream. There is consciousness alone and nothing else. Consciousness is formless and limitless, and it is the source from where the mind rises and subsides as waking or dream.
One confronts the world within the waking or dream experience. The duality is within the waking or dream. There is non-duality in deep sleep. The dream entity and the dream world are reality within the dream. Likewise the waking entity and the waking world are reality within the waking. Therefore, the waking is parallel dream and dream is parallel waking experience. The duality exists in waking or dream and duality ceases in deep sleep.
The form, space and time are reality within the duality. Until one hold the form as self he is in the grip of time and space. The form, time and space exist together and disappear together. One has preconceived inherited conditioning that, he is an individual separate from the world and world existed prior to him, and he is born in this world afterwards. Until this preconceived conditioning is there he is bound hold the birth, life, death and world as reality. Until one holds the experience of birth, life, death and world as reality, it is difficult for him to overcome the inherited conditioning, which is the cause of the ignorance.
One cannot overcome the ignorance, until he makes sure of the fact that, the self is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity but the self is the formless witness of the three states, which comes and goes in succession. Until one becomes aware of the fact that, the self is not human it is difficult to get rid of the humanized conditioning. Without getting rid of this conditioning it is difficult rectify the reasoning base from form to formless.
All the accumulated knowledge based on the ego is useless raft to cross the ocean of duality. Therefore, perfect understanding and assimilation is required to assimilate and realize the non-dual truth.
Until one thinks “I AM” as self, he will remain in the prison of duality, because he will not accept anything other than whatever he has heard and read without going deeper and he keeps himself busy with intellectual speculation. And his egoic attitude will not allow him to go beyond duality.
Assuming and speculating with second-hand knowledge without verifying with deeper reasoning is like eating the half-baked cake and sharing the same half-baked cake with others.
Seeker of truth has to reach mentally until they get the un-contradictable truth. Only the non-dual or Advaitic truth is un-contradictable. One has to make sure whatever he knows as truth is un-contradictable. Seekers should never indulge argument with others. Seeker should discuss with the fellows seekers and he should accept only, if it is un-contradictable truth after deeper reasoning. Through constant deeper reasoning, the inner dialog will start and it will reveal the un-contradictable truth on its own.
Everyone longs to be perpetually happy, without any suffering. Since in everyone the highest love is alone felt for one’s self. Since happiness alone is the cause of love, in order to attain that happiness, which is one's real nature and which is experienced daily in the mindless state of deep sleep, it is necessary to know one’s self. To achieve that, one has to become aware of the fact that, the self is not the form but the self is formless.
By mentally negating ’I’ or ‘I AM’, the formless consciousness alone will prevail in its formless and non-dual true nature, without the waking or dream. That is self-awareness. Thus consciousness alone is real and the experience of duality (mind) is mere illusion created out of consciousness? Therefore it is necessary to know “What is Mind?” and “What is substance of the mind?” in order to reach the ultimate end.