People speak of getting rid of conditioning or samskara but they themselves are unaware of the fact that, the universe in which they exist is product of the inborn samskara or conditioning. The ignorance is cause of the inborn samskara or conditioning which present as ‘I’ or ‘I AM’.
The real Moksha or freedom is to realize the fact that ‘I’ consciousness is mere physical awareness. Physical awareness is not self-awareness. The self –awareness is when the formless soul or consciousness remains aware of its own non-dual true nature. – FORMLESS PATH
The one which believes itself as the body is not the body. Only after this belief all other beliefs will arise. Thus the basic belief “I am the body” has to be there before any belief. After this basic belief, the belief of name is accepted. After the belief of the body with the name, the belief of the person is born. Thus, the belief of birth becomes a belief of ignorance, without realizing the fact that, the believer is formless soul, the innermost self.
Due to ignorance the universe is born. Man is born within the universe. If there is no ignorance than there is no universe. If there is no universe then there is no question of birth, life and death which takes place within the universe. Thus, the truth is hidden due to ignorance. Thus the duality is experienced as reality.
People think ‘I’ or ‘I AM as self only their body is not self. Only when the ‘I’ is there than only the body, ego and the world are there. If ‘I’ disappears than the body, ego and the world disappear. Without the ‘I’ there is neither body, nor ego and nor world. The ‘I’ is present when the mind is present. The mind is present only when the universe is present. The universe is present only when the waking is present. Waking is present only when there is ignorance.
Thus ‘I’ is the cause of the ignorance. Getting rid of the ignorance is very much necessary in pursuit of truth.
Thus, it is necessary to realize the fact that, the belief and experience are part of the illusion created out of the soul, the innermost self. The soul is in the form of consciousness.
Many are good at acrobatics with words, but their knowledge is limited to the physical self(ego or waking entity). When the inner work is at progress then the realization will happen as conviction consciousness as self grows. Only the chosen one by the consciousness will be able to realize the truth.
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-dual truth, because they accepted the duality as reality.
Mysticism encourages people to be lazy, to think the external objects are created by Iswara and internal objects created by Jiva. Both Iswara and Jiva are man’s creation. Seeker of truth should not waste his time in talks of Jiva and Iswara disputes; rather inquire into the nature of the soul.
The formless soul, the innermost self is not Christian, Hindu or Muslim. The path of truth is path of Christ or Brahman or Buddha. The religious path is limited to individuality, whereas the spiritual path is towards universality. Mistaking the religious or yogic path as a spiritual path is the greatest obstacle in the pursuit of truth, because they will not lead the seeking mind beyond individuality.
The soul, the innermost self has to be free from experiencing the duality as reality. To overcome the duality, the waking entity has to know it itself is not the self but the self is the soul, which witnesses coming and going of the three states. Thus self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is necessary to realize ‘what is truth’ and ‘what is untruth’ to reject the untruth by accepting the truth.
Lust, anger, greed are part of the duality. From the ultimate standpoint the duality is mere illusion. If duality is mere illusion than the form, time and space are mere illusion. If form, time and space are mere illusion than the universe is mere illusion. If the universe is mere illusion, than the three states are mere illusion. If the three states are mere illusion than the experience of birth, life, death and the world are mere illusion. If birth, life, death and the world are mere illusion than the individualized god, heaven, hell, sin, and karma are part of the illusion. Therefore it is necessary to realize ‘what is illusion’ and ‘what is reality’ in order to get freedom from falsehood.
By inquiring WHO AM I? unfolds the fallacy of the form thus only half the truth is revealed. The ignorant who fail to apprehend the ‘self’ are caught in the web of illusion experience, the birth, life, death and world as reality. The people who think the ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ as self are caught up in the web of duality experiences the pain and pleasure as reality.
As the waking entity or ego becomes more and more inward turned, it becomes gradually free from experiencing the duality as reality. When the soul, the innermost self becomes freed from all the obstruction by fully eliminating the ignorance it remains in its own awareness. When the soul, remains in its own awareness in the midst of duality then the duality is mere illusion created out of the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness.
So long the soul, the innermost self identifies itself with the waking entity it remains in ignorance of its formless nondual true nature. Therefore it is necessary to realize the fact that, the ‘self’ is neither the waking entity nor the ‘self’ is dream entity but the self is the formless soul, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states.
Just as the sun is the direct cause of the daylight, so without the self-knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana no emancipation can be had. Compared to all other forms discipline self-knowledge is the only direct means for freedom from experiencing the illusion as reality.
Only when the wisdom dawns the soul, the innermost self can remain in its own awareness in the midst of duality.