The knowledge of both matter and spirit is the True knowledge. The true knowledge is Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.
The formless consciousness is the innermost self, is the only reality and universe to be but an illusory manifestation, an appearance which is not real. Mind (universe) and soul (self) do not represent two complimentary aspects of reality because they are one in essence. Thus the essence has to be taken as reality and the illusory manifestation cannot be considered as reality because it is created out of single stuff, which is consciousness. Thus the experience of birth, life, death and the world and form, time and space are happening within the illusory manifestation has to considered as illusion.
The seeker of truth has to begin to discriminate first with his words; then with his ideas; then with his outlook; then with his life and lastly with his consciousness.
By physical based practices such as yoga and rituals one does not get at the ultimate truth. One has to think hard to remove the ignorance.
The birth, life and death are part of the known, and not of the formless knower. The knower is not an object of imagination but the subject which is responsible for the object to exist.
The Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is not for those who lack the intelligence to discriminate between the subjects (formless) and object (form). Both witness and witnessed are spirit, not witness alone.
Non-dual Truth can ever change. The nature of non-dual truth is this: It can never be changed under any circumstances. It may be misrepresented. It must apply to the whole of existence, to all the three states.
Deeper self-search reveals: - It is in the waking or dream alone that one has all changes. The witness remains unchanged. The witness, as such remains immortal. It can never die for it never changes.
The waking or dream is witnessed, and goes, but the witness or the knower of the three states, can never go. Seeker of the truth has to take this principle as his guiding thread and assimilation becomes easy. The witness can never be subject to the changes of the witnessed; it is unchanged. The mistake usually made is that witness becomes witnessed, or that witnessed is the witness.
Absence of contradictions is possible only in the absence of duality; where there is no second thing. If there is duality then there is a contradiction. The contradiction between the witness and witnessed. The experience" is witnessed. Diversity implies contradiction, and it implies that two things are not the same, hence duality exists there.
The soul and mind are one in essence. Because of the ignorance of the soul, the innermost self the universe (mind) becomes reality and becoming aware of the soul the universe (mind) becomes an illusion.
The soul is only imaginary in the realm of duality, and mind is a myth in the realm of the soul, the innermost self. All ideas of immortality and eternity are ideas within the duality. The duality is falsehood/ideas on the standpoint of the soul, the innermost self.
The duality is apart from soul because it is prior to appearance of duality. The duality is mere an object to the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. The mind (universe) is a mere mirage created out of the soul or consciousness. The people who claim to have a vision of the highest or describe it as supra-mental etc. does not understand the soul as self, because it is free from physicality and it exit prior to any appearance.
Ordinarily knowledge arises from experience of object by a subject; that all knowledge of objects will only lead to more thinking but never give one ultimate truth. Intellectuals try and get more objective experience because they base themselves on physical proof. The intellectuals can never get at the ultimate truth that way because it leads to endless thoughts and because they ignore the soul, which is the true self and is the formless substance and the witness of the duality or falsehood. The seekers of truth have to indulge in deeper self-search to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman.
Investigations into objects are useful empirically; but only that the seekers of truth should not delude themselves that this is the correct path to final reality.
No one as a person can see the awakening of consciousness, because awakening happens when ignorance is disappears. Ignorance disappears when the mind becomes one with the soul. Only through non-dual wisdom or self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana, one becomes aware of the three states are mere mirage created out of the soul or consciousness, the innermost self, in the midst of the waking or illusion. The waking or dream is witnessed by the soul or or consciousness, the innermost self, without the physical apparatus.
Claiming himself to be God or agent of God is not spirituality but a hypothesis, because in the realm of truth noting exists other than spirit, which is the true self and ultimate truth or Brahman.