The ignorance prevents one from knowing, which is beyond form, time and space. The form, time and space are the product of ignorance. The form, time and space are present in the form of the mind. The mind is present in the form of the universe. The universe appears as the waking or dream. Till one holds the self as ‘I’ he is in the grip of the ignorance. If the ignorance is present than the duality is present. If duality is present than the illusion is experienced as reality. If illusion is experienced as reality than one is stuck with the reality of the practical life within the practical world.
People believe that guru or mystic or priest has got so many followers and therefore there must be some truth in their teaching, is a common fallacy accepted by the mass due to their inherited samskara or conditioning. It proves only an ignorant can find a number of greater ignorant to follow him.
A permanent view of world as unreal can come only after soul centric reasoning; such knowledge cannot change. Were the seeker who is sufficiently sharpness he could grasp the unreal nature of the world by soul-centric reasoning alone. To know whole truth, one must know the whole universe, otherwise he gets only half-truth.
The seeker has to pursue this quest until his questions will be answered, until his problems will disappear and his doubts will be solved.
Doubt is the beginning of knowledge. One must verify his own ideas and concepts. He must put his imagination aside, and let the truth be verifiable by others.
The scholastic like all believers have to start with an assumption that there is some unseen Being or Power or World, and then they start to interpret this assumption. Whereas deeper self-search starts with the world, going up from the objective world to truth by inquiry and soul-centric reasoning.
No assumption, no faith, is needed in pursuit of truth, the ultimate truth demands deeper thinking. People do not want to think: it is too troublesome. Why worry about the ultimate truth, they say. This is their excuse, an alibi for being too lazy or incompetent to think. They do not want to be bothered to inquire and reason.
Reasoning is interpretable in two ways. The egocentric interpretation is to apply it only to waking experience. The soul-centric interpretation is to apply it to the three states. The latter leads to final settlement of the problems because it takes all data into consideration.
When the ultimate truth is rightly known and one attains eternal life thereby. Through soul, the innermost self he gains strength and through its knowledge immortality.
Not by intellectual speculation but only by an awakening to the reality of his true existence he gets soul-centric vision. Soul, the innermost self’s nature is like state of deep sleep.
Religion, yoga and intellectualism are not the means to acquire self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana. Without getting rid of the ignorance and trying to get self-awareness through religion and yoga is like a sleeping man trying to know what he is about, without waking up. As sleep is to waking, so is ordinary life to the state of realization.