Many are good at acrobatics with words, but their knowledge is limited to the physical self, which is ego. The ego (waking entity) is the false self within the false experien ce(waking). As the inner work is in progress the realization will happen. As the conviction about the soul (conciousness), the innermost self becomes firmer the truth will start reveling on its own . Only the chosen one by the soul or consciousness will be able to realize the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth.
"Soul”, which is present in the form of consciousness, is the only reality and there is nothing other than this soul or consciousness, which is the innermost self. On the stand point the formless soul or consciousness, innermost self, there is no second thing exists other than consciousness. Because the whole universe in, which we all exist is created out of consciousness. There is no second thing exist other than consciousness. Hence it is nondual (non-duality). The soul or consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman or God.
Everyone’s individual experiences are not the same. Some are so much immersed in materiality, religion, duty bound towards their family and society, and they will not be attracted to the non-dual wisdom or understand and assimilate the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth, because they accepted the duality as a reality.
Till one rectify his reasoning base from form to formless it becomes difficult to assimilate the Self-knowledge. It takes some time to sink in. There is no need for discussion , if one goes on reading my blogs.
One will find answers for all his doubts and confusions. And as his conviction becomes stronger by becoming aware of the fact that, the self is not the form but the self is formless, his reasoning base also will be rectified mentally from form base to formless base.
There is no use of taking strain to understand assimilate the conceptual divisions invented by teachers of philosophy by their excessive analysis. There are more and more doubts and confusions, if one tries to understand and assimilate the ultimate truth through scriptures.
Why to follow the path of doubts and confusion by losing oneself in the labyrinths of philosophy, when one can realize the ultimate truth without them. By mentally tracing the source of the mind from where it rises and subsides one becomes aware of the fallacy of the mind, which rises as waking or dream and subsides as deep sleep. The mind raises form consciousness and subsides as consciousness. Therefore, there is a need for perfect understanding assimilation of non-dual truth.
There is no need to renounce the worldly life to get Self-Realization. Any householder can attain it if has the inner urge and sharpness to grasp.
The mind is the universe, because when the mind (I) is there then only the universe is there. The ego, body, universe appear together and disappear to gather. Limiting the mind (I) to the physical entity is the cause of the ignorance. The body, ego, universe ceases to exist without the mind. If one of these is absent then the mind is also absent. Thus mind is the whole universe, which appears as waking or dream(duality) and disappears as deep sleep(non-duality) Thus one which is aware of the appearance and disappearance of dual and nondual experiences is not the form (body or ego) but formless(consciousness).
The consciousness (soul) is the true self. The true self is the source of the three states. These three states deceive; the people fail to look beyond them to its source, which is real, supreme and imperishable. The three states are mere an illusion. It is difficult to overcome the illusion without the wisdom. But one can cross over this illusion, by realizing and becoming aware of the fact that, the self is not physical but it is consciousness.
People are deluded by illusion, because they have immersed in the illusion experiencing it as reality. They are ignorant because they think the self is physical and birth, life, death and world as reality. Having lost all discrimination, they follow the way of their physical nature. When ignorance vanishes through wisdom then only it is possible to negate the illusion, the mortal becomes immortal. When all the physical shackles that strangle the self are loosened, the mortal becomes immortal, here in this very life.
The ultimate understanding is: Nothing has actually been created. All that appears is mere mirage. Everything is consciousness and nothing can be a part of it. No second thing exists other than consciousness, neither the man nor the world, which contains all the objects exits in non-dual reality.
The duality means the mind, which is in the form of the universe. The universe appears as waking or dream. The universe and man co-exists together within the waking or dream. When one analysis deeply, then one becomes aware of the fact that neither the waking entity nor the dream entity is not the self. But the self is without these three states. That means the self is formless and apart from these three states.
None of these three states can exist by itself alone, without this formless self, who is within the three states but it is apart from these three states. It is within because it the formless substance and witness of these three states. It is apart because it is not an entity or identity within the waking or dream. The three states are impermanent in their nature but the self, is formless substance and the witness of the three states is permanent and eternal. The self can exist with or without the three states. In deep sleep it exists without the waking or dream experience. Thus it is empty of duality. Thus, the emptiness is the nature of the true self, which is in the form of consciousness. The consciousness is aware of these three states, which appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep. By becoming aware of the existence of formless self mentally one becomes aware of the fact that, the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness. Thus three states are mere mirage that has to be transcended by tracing the formless substance and witness of the three states, which is in the form of consciousness.
Once one gets the firm conviction that the consciousness is the true self then the wisdom dawns and the through wisdom one becomes fully aware the universe, which is in the form of mind and soul or self, which is in the form of consciousness are one in essence. Thus the mind (universe) becomes one with the soul (consciousness). Thus no second thing exists other than the consciousness. Therefore, consciousness alone exists as ultimate truth, the universe or mind is a mere mirage created out of consciousness.