Non-dual Peace is the true nature of the soul, the innermost self. The soul is present in the form of consciousness. The restlessness is the nature of the mind, which is present in the form of the universe. Peace is lost when one admits the second thing, which is the cause of ignorance. Ignorance is the cause of experiencing the duality (waking) as reality.
Consciousness, that which knows or is. There can be no ignorance in its true nature. Taking things for what it is not, leads to non-dual self –awareness. Just as a dream reality lasts only a short time so with Gnana or non-dual wisdom the delusion of the waking reality disappears. i.e. the universe is seen as no reality but as an illusory appearance.
All worldly enjoyment depends on the waking experience, which is a second thing; whereas the everlasting happiness is only in non- dual reality.
If one gets abundant enjoyment by acquiring all kinds of worldly objects than surely he cannot be happy without renouncing all. One need not renounce them for the sake of getting wisdom. being in the midst of illusion one must know and realize the unreal nature of the waking experience by mentally renouncing the waking experience by holding on to the formless witness of the three states leads to self-awareness.
There is no practice as such but perfect understanding is needed. Deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning revel the fact that, the self is not physical but the self is formless consciousness. Therefore, all the accumulated knowledge, experiences and understanding based on physical self (ego or body as Self) are falsehood based on the false self, within the false experience (waking). Thus, whatever is based on the waking entity is bound to be falsehood because waking experience itself is false hood. Since many teachers and teachings are based on the false self (ego or body as self) and they consider the false experience (three states) as reality, they are incapable of grasping the witness, which is within the three states, but it is without the three states.
Thus, the formless knower of the three states has to be grasped mentally and realize the fact that, all the three states, which comes and goes, are mental. They are impermanent. The formless witness or knower of the three states is permanent and eternal. Therefore, there is a need to understand “What is Mind?” and “What is the substance of the Mind?” in order to understand and assimilate the non-dual truth.
For this one has to drop all his accumulate knowledge, which he is using as a yardstick and lands himself in pursuit of argument without reaching anywhere. One has to think deeper and analyze and verify everything and accept only un-contradictable truth. Nothing has to be accepted as truth because some great thinker says it or some guru or teacher says without verification.
Those who lack the intelligence to discriminate between formless witness (subject) and three states (object) will not be able to grasp what is real and what is unreal. Both subject and object are consciousness, not subject alone.
The truth can never change. The nature of truth is, it can never be changed under any circumstances. It may be misrepresented. It must apply to the whole of existence, to the whole of the universe. It is in the object [three states] alone that one has all changes, as deeper analysis points out.
The subject (formless witness) remains unchanged. The subject (formless witness), as such remains immortal. It can never die for it never changes. The body and the world are an object, and goes, but the subject or the knower of the body and the universe, can never go. The seeker has to take this principle as his guiding thread and non-dual truth becomes easy to grasp. The formless witness can never be subject to the changes of the object; it is unchanged. The mistake usually made is that subject becomes object, or that object is subject.