One thinks he is imprisoned within this body; whereas the body and his experience of the world are within the mind. The consciousness is within the three states but it is without the three states. The one, which has the awareness of the three states, is not the body but the soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Thus consciousness is not limited to waking experience alone because it pervades all the three states. Till one views and judges the world-view on base of ego or waking entity, he is in the grip of individuality or intellectuality. The self is not an individual because it is universal. And it pervades everything and everywhere in all the three states. Thus individualized judgment will not lead one non-dual destination.
That is why Sage Sri, Sankara says: - 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.
66. Therefore the wise should, as in the case of disease and the like, personally strive by all the means in their power to be free from the bondage of repeated births and deaths.
Thus one has to know what is real by realizing our body and our experience of the world is mere illusion created out of consciousness, which the innermost self. The nature of the self is emptiness. And it is identified by different masters with different name, such as God or Brahman or Buddha’s nature or Christ consciousness or Self, Ultimate Truth.
The seeker has to indulge in deeper self-search to realize the fact that, the self is neither the waking entity nor the self is the dream entity but the self is formless soul, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states in succession without the physical apparatus. This has to be mentally grasped and assimilated to realize the formless soul, the innermost self is nothing to do with the three states. On the standpoint of the formless soul, the innermost self, the three states are mere illusion.
The practical life within the practical world, which is present as waking experience, is mere illusion. If waking experience is mere illusion than the individual experience of birth, life, death and the world are mere illusion. If the experience birth, life death and the world are mere illusion, it means the form; time and space are mere illusion. If form, time and space are mere illusion, it means the past, present and future is mere illusion. Thus it is necessary for the seeker to realize the fact that, form, time and space are one in essence, in order to realize the three states are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. Thus all the diversity is created out of formless consciousness. Thus no second thing exists other than consciousness, the innermost self. Seeker of truth has to constantly reflect on the subject in order to get a firm conviction of the truth. The seeker has to reflect on the same truth again and again until it becomes reality. One needs to constant reflect on the subject until he gets a firm conviction of what is what. Words are needed until one gets a firm conviction of ‘what is what. People need to read and hearing the words to think deeply and reach the ultimate end.
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