People who are incapable to inquire and reason are tending to follow some philosophy without verification. Therefore the more ignorant they are the easier to get them into a religious fold. Religion is so strong and popular because it makes no demand on the intelligent; it simply requires belief in guru and his teachings.
It never strikes believer to doubt whether his inherited belief system is true. They never use their reason because they start and conclude that their belief system alone is true, because they never question the validity of their inherited belief.
For religion one can interpret texts as he likes, in whatever way that pleases him, he simply imagine away. The idea of god injected in the past and inherited by people and they refuse to verify the facts, because they think it blasphemy even to question their inherited belief system.
In pursuit of truth the ultimate truth has to be proved, not assumed. Pundits who take scriptures for granted are not Gnanis.
Pundits teach that all is your-self, but none of them can show that this is so, none has analyzed it scientifically, and none can prove it. Rational proof is needed, so that one arrive at knowing truth i.e. wisdom; punditry is mere dogma, parrotism, repetition of what they read in scripture. Scriptures are not yardstick and scriptural truth is not proof. Pundits take Scriptures as authority. Authoritarianism merely assumes as true what another says, but what has yet to be proved.
Pundits have to test truth in this world not in the next world. There is no proof other than blind belief based on the scriptures, belief is not truth. So, doctrines are not the means to realize the ultimate truth. There is no need to follow them.
Scholastic or mystic argument leads nowhere. If one says “God is formless “another will say, God has a form. If one says "this scriptures has higher then all other scriptures” another will say, "No, that is lower and there are many scriptures higher then that." It is impossible to get anywhere with such talk because both sides are merely assuming and imagining.
The soul /spirit dwell in all the three states as their formless substance and witness. People worship only images, thinking that God is there. People do not recognize Spirit /Soul / Self to be the real God, but that they do not realize that god, as the spirit, which pervades in everything and everywhere in all the three states.
The ignorant people are not capable of discriminate and reason to unfold the mystery of the mind. Therefore, they will not be able to grasp the non-dual truth. It is realization the true self that will free one from bondage of duality. But the belief system makes them to believe the duality is reality therefore, they cannot think beyond physicality.
No one has ever seen God; they only heard or read about him. Some may claim they seen him in the vision. But vision is mere an experience similar to dream. If one takes the visions as real then the dream also be taken as reality. No one knows god’s capacities, what He can create, and what he cannot create. Therefore any statement one might make about God would only be a lie, because god can exist only when man exists, and believes in the belief of god. If there is no belief then there is no god. Thus god is the religious software in belief system. If the software is removed then it is only physical existence. The truth will unfold only when one is able to think beyond physical existence.
The truth of religion can only be proved by physical strength or by imagination, or power of the weapon or political power, never by reason. Belief in religious prohibitions arises out of fear of God's punishment. Seeker of truth has to regard the theosophy in the same way as he regards the idea of God- of religion.
Religionists place God as the unknown reality. Every religionist has a different idea of God. Every man has a different idea of reality, hence there is need to know the ultimate truth. The fallacy of religionist’s appeal to scripture lies in the varying and conflicting interpretations of the same scripture which different persons feel entitled to give or hold.
Therefore, one has overcome all the inherited conditioning of belief system to unfold the mystery of the physical existence or mind or universe.
The god exists only when the man exists. Man and his experience of the world exist only when the mind exists. Until and unless one is able to unfold the mystery of the mind, which appears and disappears, he will not be able to know the reality of the true existence.
Individualized God propagated by the belief system exists only in duality. Deeper self-search reveals the fact that, the self is not physical but it is the formless spirit. The experience of duality(mind or universe) is mere mirage on the standpoint of the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self.
Thus, man and his experience of world and his belief of god is part and parcel of the mirage. The mirage is created, sustained by spirit and finally it dissolves as spirit. The formless substance and witness of the mirage is real and eternal.
Therefore, deeper reasoning is necessary in order to unfold the mystery of the physical existence or mind or universe, to realize the physical existence or universe is mere mirage.