“Self is not “I”. To know the ultimate truth of one’s Self as the sole Reality, and to merge and become one with it, is the only true realization.
Just realize the Self, is not” I” but self is the formless substance and witness of the “I”, which is mere illusion. Because people want something elaborate and mysterious, so many belief systems have come into existence. Only those who are mature can understand the matter in its naked simplicity.
The ultimate truth is so simple; it is nothing more than being in natural, original state of the self, which is the soul. The soul is in the form of consciousness.
When one realizes the body is not the self, the soul is the true self, and then he realizes the experience of his body and the experience of world are mere illusion created out of the soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Therefore, there is only oneness, there is no second thing exists other than consciousness in the realm of the true self. By realizing the true self is not “I” one becomes free from experiencing the duality as reality.
Realization comes only when one realizes the self is not the body or ego, but the self is consciousness, and it pervades all the three states as their formless substance and witness.
One should not look for truth within the religion. The truth is beyond religion because the religion is based on the ignorance. Ignorance exist because of one thinks the false self ( ego or waking entity) as true self and false experience (world)as reality.
There is no permanent peace in the duality; there is eternal peace only in the non-duality. Nothing can satisfy one but reunion with his real Self by realizing the fact that, the self is not form but self is formless.