The world is mere illusion or myth. Therefore, the birth, life and death that take place within the world, is also illusion. The belief of god, the religion and its scriptures are reality within the illusion. Therefore, trying to get enlightenment on the base of waking entity which is limited to the waking experience is erroneous, because the waking entity is false self within the false experience. Therefore, it is necessary to realize the fact that the self is neither the waking entity nor dream entity but the formless knower of the coming and going of the three states. Any type physical practice will lead one to hallucinated enlightenment, based on the imagination.
All the three states are produced by ignorance, and dissolves in the wake of non-dual wisdom. The material or cause of the duality is the One without a second, subtle and unchanging Existence, just as the water is the material ot cause of the cloud and the like.
The self is in the form of consciousness. As true self is also the One, the Subtle, the Knower, the Witness, the Ever-Existent, and the Unchanging, so there is no doubt that it is the consciousness.
Consciousness the true self is verily one and without parts, whereas the body consists of many parts; and yet everyone confound these two as one due to ignorance.
Consciousness is the ruler of the three states and is internal; the three states are the ruled and are external.
Consciousness is permanent. All the three states are illusion created out of consciousness. Consciousness is the Illuminator and purity itself; the three states is said to be of the nature of darkness.
Consciousness is eternal, since it is Existence itself; the three states are transient, as they are non-existence in essence.
It is very strange that a person ignorantly rests contented with the idea that self is the body and world as reality, while he knows that the body and universe exist because of the consciousness.
True Self verily consciousness, being equanimous, quiescent, and by nature absolute Existence, Knowledge. True Self is neither the body nor the mind which are non-existence in their essence. This is called true Knowledge by the Gnani.
Consciousness is without any change, without any form, free from all blemish and decay. Consciousness not subjected to any disease, and it is beyond all comprehension, free from all alternatives and all-pervading.
Consciousness is without any attribute or activity, true self is eternal, ever free, and imperishable. Consciousness is free from all diversity;true self is immovable, unlimited, undecaying, and immortal.