"The world is filled with different mindsets with so many varied beliefs; many wants to impose their ideas and viewpoints based on their accepted truth and on the different subject. Thus it becomes difficult to move on convincing everyone. Such debate and discussion based different view point’s leads only to arguments which yield no fruits and waste of time and effort. Thus it is necessary to study the full subject and discuss only within the scope of that subject will lead the seeker to his spiritual destination.
The Waking experience (illusion) is superimposed on the consciousness the innermost self. Therefore, the formless witness of the waking experience is consciousness. Without the formless witness the waking experience (seen) ceases to exist.
The Dream (illusion) is parallel waking experience and dream is also superimposed on the on the consciousness . Thus the formless witness of the dream and waking is consciousness.
In Deep Sleep experience in which the waking and dream (illusion) are absent that is the absences of duality. Thus the experience of duality is mere illusion on base of consciousness as self.
All the three sates are real only on the base of ‘ ego or waking entity’ as self. However on the base of the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self, all the three states are mere illusion or duality.
Consciousness is the substance and witness of the duality(illusion) . The duality is present in the form of mind. Mind is present in the form of universe. The universe appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep. The one which is aware of the coming and going of the three states is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity but the formless soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. When the soul becomes aware of its formless non-dual true nature in the midst of duality it is called self –awareness. It is foolish to limit the consciousness only to duality because the consciousness pervades all the three states
The formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self, is beyond the illusion however it is within the illusion as its formless substance. And it is apart from the illusion (three state) as their formless witness. It is apart because it is not an entity or identity within the waking or dream because it is formless. Waking or dream is an object to the consciousness, the innermost self because it is the formless subject
All the three states are not the experience of the ‘ ego or waking entity’ directly or indirectly. All three states appear and disappear in succession; the formless knower of this appearance of these three states is the formless witness of the three states. The seeker who becomes aware of the existence of the formless witness is qualified for Self-Knowledge and able to progress in the pursuit of truth and assimilate and realize it, in lesser time and effort.
In deep sleep the waking or dream is absent. While in waking experience one says that he did not know anything during the deep sleep. When the person and the world are within the waking or dream, then the question arises who slept? Who got up? Who dreamt? There must be the formless knower apart from these states which witnesses the appearance and disappearance of these three states in succession. The knower is formless because the forms are within the waking or dream.
The wisdom has to be got only in the waking experience (duality or illusion). The knowledge of the formless witness is possible to grasp only in the waking experience. Therefore waking experience is very important in the pursuit of truth. Most people think absent of duality or absent of thought is the true state. It is not so. Seeker has to become aware of the fact that the burden and bondage of the waking experience (duality) is not on the physical body but on the formless witness to realize the waking experience is mere illusion on the base of formless witness. Therefore the waking experience or the thought does not disappear but the ignorance which caused the burden and bondage of the illusory duality, which one experienced as reality disappears. Thus, one becomes free from experiencing the birth, life and death (waking or duality) as reality. Freeing one self from experiencing duality as reality is real freedom.
The seeker who becomes aware of the existence of the formless witness and learns to view the worldview on the base of the formless witness(soul) gets the conviction that formless witness (consciousness or soul) as the true self and he will be free from experiencing illusion as reality. Thus he becomes one with the birth-less and deathless true identity.