Everyone’s inner work leads towards new understanding and realization. When doubts crops up and when one does not get a reasonable reasoning for his doubts from the other source, then only he indulges in his own personal research, and try to investigate, and then only he becomes aware of the truth. As he goes deeper and deeper into the subject the truth will start reveal.
At every stage of life, wherever one turns or goes, ignorance meets him. One always worries what is going to happen in the future to him, or to the world? What will happen to the money if he deposits it, will it be safe? What is happening inside his body? What is the ultimate condition of this this world? He will not get answers. Because futures have yet come, he is thinking of the past and future fears in the present. The present is always built on past and survives on the hopes of the future. But when one becomes aware of the fact that time is mere illusion and one which is aware of the time is timeless existence, which is the consciousness. To overcome the sense of time one has to realize the one which is aware of the form and space also is consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real and form, time and space are unreal because they are one in essence.
Pursuit of truth means an enquiry into the nature of the universe. How it came to be? What is it? What is it for? Pursuit of truth is not making various theories about the Absolute, nor ornamental words, nor imagining things. It is directed towards life and has the highest value in weighing life properly.
From practical-outlook people regard pursuit of truth as a waste of time. They will say "world is a reality. Everybody knows it is the world. Why waste time inquiring into it?" This attitude belongs also to the primitive mind-set as well as to children. Therefore reasoning belongs to advanced humanity.
Science is true so far as the world of science is concerned, yoga is true so far as one is in yogic Samadhi: the yogi's experiences are not lies but truly described; all these are however only relative truths, true only from physical point of view, they come and go, they contradict each other; whereas nondual wisdom, which is higher than all these, which is un-contradictable and does not conflict with anything else.
The question never enters the mind of the people; why are there so many contradictory religions, opinions, theories, authorities, scriptures and men? Nondual wisdom is not theoretical wisdom. Philosophic speculation is not nondual truth.
Pursuit of truth does not belongs to any religion, because it inquiries into the value of religion just as it inquiries into the value of the whole physical existence. Because pursuit of truth is so troublesome, people don't want to be bothered with it, but remain content with mysticism or religion, where the need of thinking is absent. Nondual wisdom comes only by transcending them all for it depends on un-contradiction.
Inquiry will always look thoroughly into all sides of a question, whether it is concerning a material or a spiritual matter, and decide upon it only then.
The fear and suffering is often a cause of bringing people to the pursuit of truth. Because of contradictory arguments and conflicting conclusions—people mistook Religions for spirituality. Many People think that ultimate truth cannot be got, but they are mistaken. Religion will give one the goal of nondualistic truth, i.e. the knowledge of everything. Religion may make one happy, give satisfaction, but that is another matter, but one cannot get rid of his ignorance through relgion. Therefore one must make his mind clear as to what object or goal he wants in life, because he cannot travel in opposite directions.
Therefore, it is necessary to for the seeker of truth to inquire on his own and realize the nondual truth without any scriptures in this very life time, and make sure of Sri.Sankara‘s declaration world is myth and Brahman alone is real.
Thus by quoting one authority from one scripture, and another authority from another scripture, and trying to prove and realize the truth is like, trying to drain the ocean drop by drop.
As Sri, Ramana Maharishi said: scriptural knowledge is conceptual divisions invented by teachers of philosophy by their excessive analysis. Where do all these concepts end? Why should confusion created and then explained away? Fortunate is the man who does not lose himself in the labyrinths of philosophy, but goes straight to the source from which they all arise.
When Ramana Maharishi indicated the direct path to the truth, is the source from which the false arises. Thus the source is the soul/ Ataman, which is the true self. Ataman itself is Brahman. Thus it is necessary to view the worldview on the base of the source, which the true self, and formless substance and witness of the experience of diversity. Thus deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning on the true base, one can acquire the self –knowledge in lesser time and effort. The unity in diversity is possible only through self-knowledge not by mastering the scriptural knowledge.
Orthodox and pundits have “I know” attitude, therefore, they think others know nothing. They pretend to be listening but they think others are in a primitive people who could not possibly have anything to share with them.” This type of outlook is great obstacle in pursuit of truth. The orthodoxy is greatest hindrance in realizing the nondual truth.
This witness position cannot be taken in the midst of work or activity, because work and activity is part of the mirage.
Adopting the neutral, impersonal point of view of the Witness also helps us transcend form, time and space. In fact, memory of the past, knowledge of the present, and projection into the future require the existence of a consciousness which is in itself outside form, time and space. By learning to view and judge the three states on Witness position can transcend sense of form, time and space, which helps to reduces its grip of duality.
To reduce all the three states as mind. The first effect of this practice is a lessening of the impact of individual experience. In the next stage, one has to train himself to ask where the mind dwell. The answer one arrives at is: in the Self, the consciousness! The three states come and go; what remains after they vanish is the consciousness which contains them. It alone is real.
Meditation remains necessary only in preliminary stages, but meditation is not the means to acquire Self-Knowledge. The highest state attainable by yoga is no better than deep sleep. Only path of reason can by itself lead to Realization of ultimate truth.