Inner longing to know the truth, sharpness to grasp and courage to accept the truth leads one to self-awareness. People are immersed in ignorance and remain experiencing the illusion as reality and they do not to exert themselves to know the reality of their true existence. By clinging to things unreal they think their experience of birth, life, death and the world as reality.
By quoting the Scriptures and sacrifice to the gods, by performing rituals and worship the deities, but there is no freedom without the realisation of one’s identity with the soul or consciousness, which is the true self.
There is no hope of immortality by means of riches. Action or inaction cannot be the cause of freedom because inaction also is action and action and inaction are part of the duality. People think by using lesser words or by keeping silence the truth emerge on its own but they keep hoping and remain in the prison of duality.
Seeker of truth has to strive his best for freedom from experiencing the illusion as reality, and fixing his attention on the formless substance and witness of the three states. The formless substance and witness are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. The consciousness alone is real and eternal and it is the source of the mind, which rises as universe and subsides back as consciousness.
Having grasped, understood the ultimate truth intellectually, one should recover oneself, immersed in the illusory experience of ocean of birth, life, death and the world by means of devotion to right discrimination.
Seeker of truth, having commenced the path of the self- realization has to give up all physical based theoretical practices and try to realize the fact that, the waking experience in which the individual experiences birth, life, death and the world as reality is also is as unreal as the dream. By realizing the formless substance and witness of the three states as consciousness one becomes free from experiencing the duality as reality.