The Soul is prior to the world in which you exist. Remember you are not the Self. You are the false self within the false experience. You are born, live and die with this illusory world. Thus, your existence is itself is illusory. Your existence is impermanent.
The Soul, the innermost Self is permanent. The Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness, is always there, only the transient world in which you exist comes and goes.
The world in which you exist hides the reality. The reality is beyond the form, time and space.
If you desire Self-realization, but you still identifying the Self as the “I," If you feel the ‘Self’ is the ‘I’, you are not a wise a seeker. You will never get Self-realization holding the Self to the ‘I’. You are simply wasting your time.
Advaitic wisdom is soulcentric knowledge. It is difficult for people to understand soulcentric knowledge from the dualistic perspective. Our intelligence is based on the dualistic perspective thus; one has to learn to view and judge the worldview on nondualistic perspective. As one go on reading my blogs and posting gradually he will become soulcentric and will be able to view the worldview on the nondualistic perspective and he will be able to grasp the Advaitic truth.
People’s opinions are based on the dualistic perspective based on the false Self (ego or you) within the false experience (waking). Therefore, people go on arguing holding their accumulated knowledge as a yardstick. The pursuit of truth is the pursuit of verification not a pursuit of an argument. Nothing has to be accepted as truth without verification.
The judgement has to be is based on the Soul, the innermost Self to understand, assimilate and realize the truth, which is beyond the form, time and space.
The judgement based on the nondualistic perspective leads to Self-awareness. In Self-awareness the Soul, the innermost Self, will remain in its own awareness in the midst of the diversity.
Only perfect understanding of ‘what is what’ is needed. By realizing form, time and space are one in essence and that essence is consciousness leads to nondualistic or Advaitic Self-awareness. When we drop all accumulated knowledge and start a fresh it becomes easier to acquire Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.
The seeker has to have inner urge to know the truth seriousness, patience and humility in order to reach the ultimate end of understanding. A man of truth will not indulge in an argument and he keeps distance with such mindset.