The world is the same in the cause of a Gnani and in the cause of the ignorant. A Gnani has realizes the world in which he exists is mere an illusion created out of the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness whereas the an ignorant thinks the world, in which he exist is a reality.
The look of the world in we exist depend upon the medium through which the Seer views it. In fact, our mental and intellectual condition will determine the world that confronts us observed and experienced.
A Gnani viewing the world in which he exist see differently for the ignorant viewing the same world. Each one of them interprets the world the world that confronts them in terms of their existing knowledge. A Gnani see the world, in which he exists as the illusory paly of the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness whereas the ignorant see the world in which he is born, live and dies as a reality.A Gnani is the one who gained the self- knowledge has realized the truth, which is beyond the form, time, and space. Gnani is fully aware of the fact that the Soul is the innermost ‘Self’. The Soul is the fullness of the consciousness without the division of the form, time, and space. in the realm of the Soul the form, time and space are one, in essence. That essence is the consciousness. The Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness, is second to none. The Soul is the ultimate truth or Brahman or God.
Chandogya Upanishads:~ This universe comes forth from Brahman and will return to Brahman. Verily, all is Brahman. A person is what his deep desire is. It is our deepest desire in this life that shapes the life to come. So let us direct our deepest desires to realize the ‘Self’.
The world is both real and unreal. It is real because it is a manifestation of the consciousness, but is unreal, in the sense, that it is not absolute and eternal like consciousness it’Self’.
People's approach is more practical, and they stuck with the reality of the world, they take it as real. That is why all the confusion.
That is why Sage Sri, Sankara says: ~ VC-63. Without causing the objective universe to vanish and without knowing the truth of the ‘Self’, how is one to achieve Liberation by the mere utterance of the word Brahman? — It would result merely in an effort of speech.
VC~ 65. As a treasure hidden underground requires (for its extraction) competent instruction, excavation, the removal of stones and other such things lying above it and (finally) grasping, but never comes out by being (merely) called out by name, so the transparent Truth of the ‘Self’, which is hidden by Maya and its effects, is to be attained through the instructions of a knower of Brahman, followed by reflection, meditation and so forth, but not through perverted arguments..
Mandukya Upanishads: ~ Even the Gods cannot find out who is a Gnani because he bears no external mark. Neither nudity nor the religious robe has anything to do with him.
Sage Sri, Sankara clearly indicates in the Viveka Chudamani (2) that the Knower of the Atman (A Gnani) "bears no outward mark of a holy man" (Stanza 539).
Sage Sri, Sankara page 482: On Gnani:~ "The knower of Brahman wears no signs. Gives up the insignia of a monk's life…his signs are not manifest, nor his behavior."
Sage Sri, Sankara mentioned as the Knower of the Atman or the knower of Brahman or Brahma Gnani.