Many think there is purpose behind their birth. This is true on the base of `ego ' which is false self. When one becomes aware of the fact that `I' is not the self and consciousness is the true self, then he becomes aware of the fact that the birth, life and death are part of the mirage, on the base of consciousness as self. People who think and judge on the base of their birth entity will never be able to cross the threshold of duality, because they have accepted duality as reality.
Many think that the supreme consummation of life is union with the God. This may be the consummation of experience, but the true consummation is other than this. It is a direct knowledge that there is no power outside of the true self with whom to unite, that there is only one without a second, no other, and that is the soul, which is in the form of consciousness.
When one changes from within his outward mind-set and outlook also changes. One has to grasp this fact thoroughly that no change can occur in the physical level. If he could change through intellectual understanding, a man would undergo a transformation after listening to some sermon or after reading some book or after hearing some discourses on spirituality. But it does not come to pass. The question arises, why? The reason is that one is based on the physical based ideas and thought and never relay on the inner revelation. The intellectual understanding is never very deep. Until one learns to view and judge the worldview on the inner core [consciousness] no real change can be wrought. Thus rectifying the seeking base is necessary to assimilate the self-knowledge. Character is formed by inner urges based on the form. The illusion all arise from the formless core. Thus it is necessary to view and judge the worldview on the base of the formless core which is consciousness, which is the true self.
There are two bases one is intellectual and the second is spiritual. The intellectual base is used for the worldly life. The spiritual base is for the understanding and assimilation of self- knowledge. Until the intellectual base is rectified to the spiritual base, there can be no grasping of the nondual truth. Thus one has to understand when he views and judges the worldview on the base of physical body as self, he cannot think beyond duality. If he views and judges the worldview without the physical body, that is, as formless self, then the truth will start unfolding on its own.