The universe or mind is unreal means it has no separate, independent existence. It cannot exist just be by itself. It has inter be with consciousness which, is the true self. The universe or mind is mere mirage appears as waking or dream [duality] and disappears and deep sleep [non-duality]. The one formless knower [witness] of the appearance and disappearance of these dual and non-dual experiences is real and eternal. Thus the three states unreal on the standpoint of the real, which is formless consciousness. Thus, it is necessary to learn to view the three states on ultimate point of view not on the standpoint of the waking entity, which is the false self.
Seeker has to look deeply in to the three states and discover that none of the three states can be independent; they are dependent on the consciousness, which is the true self. So, all the three states are of the consciousness alone. Thus, the universe is consciousness because it is created out of consciousness. Consciousness is universe because universe has no separate existence apart from the universe. Thus, the consciousness pervades in everything and everywhere in universe, which is in the form of mirage.
The mind is myth on the ultimate standpoint. Thus universe in which the birth, life and death takes place is also is myth because it takes place within the mirage. Thus it is erroneous to spin yarn of imagination about non-duality on the base of the waking entity, which is the false self. Therefore, the true self has to be traced and realized to understand and assimilate the non-dual truth.
Only the path of reason one can reach the non-dual destination without any teaching or teacher. By accepting oneself as some one’s guru or some one’s disciple and following some one’s teaching without verification is greatest obstacle in pursuit of truth. Non-dual truth is universal truth, it belongs to the whole humanity and it is not the commodity, which can be bought from the market.
Nondual truth is un-contradictable truth it cannot be attained by discussing and arguing on base of some teachings.
Self-knowledge or nondual wisdom does not need the support of any Scripture or Revelation like the Veda. Ultimate truth is based, not upon the varying theological fancies, which are as numerous as the sands of the sea, but upon reason, the common heritage of all mankind, irrespective of colour or creed or clime.
Essence of scriptures:-DEHUM-NAHUM- KOHUM – SOHUM— which indicates the body is not the self, the self is that which is without the body. Thus one can conclude, if the body is not the self then the body based religion and theories, beliefs, practices rituals and yoga are of no use in pursuit of truth.
Therefore, all the personal research is for making sure, which is the surest and easiest path to acquire self-knowledge, when we are confused with uncertainty which path easier for to acquire nondual truth or self-knowledge. Seekers thought have to be rational and scientific, opposed to blind faith in God and tradition. One has to have a clear distinction between religions, which is in the realm of opinion. And pursuit of truth aims at knowing Reality or ultimate Truth.