The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you, Not in a mansion of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and God is there, Lift a stone and you will find God."(Gospel of Thomas)
Sage Sri Sankara –VC--"All this universe which through ignorance appears as of diverse forms, is nothing else but Brahman which is absolutely free from all the limitations of human thought
"It is this Supreme Oneness which alone is real, since there is nothing else but the Self. Verily, there remains no other independent entity in the state of realization of the highest Truth."
One has to realize the fact that, it is not the waking entity (you) which witnesses the three states.The formless soul is the witness of the coming and going of the three states. The soul is immutable. The soul is unaffected by the happening within the three states because the three states are mere mirage created out of the formless soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. The soul or consciousness is the innermost self.
The self is neither the waking entity nor the self is dream entity but the self is the formless soul. The on the standpoint of the soul, the innermost self the three states are non-existent as reality.
The ‘I’, body, ego and the world appear together and disappear together. The reason disappears when ‘I’ disappears. Since everyone thinks ‘I’ as self all these doubts and confusion arises. Whenever there is ‘I’ there is division, conflict, which is disorder.
When ‘I’ disappears then there is universal order, which alone is real. The formless soul is Witness of the three states. One cannot say ‘I’ alone is illusion because ‘I’ is not the body but 'I' is mind. the mind is present in the form of universe. the universe appears as waking or dream (duality) and disappears as deep sleep (non-duality). Thus one has to learn to view and judge the three states on the standpoint of the formless witness, in order to know “what is truth” to know “what is untruth(illusion)”.
When ‘I’ is there all diversities is experienced. Absent of ‘I’ there is no experience of diversity. Thus there is a need to understand the fact that, ‘I’ or mind is not limited to the waking entity alone because 'I' is the whole universe. All the confusion will be cleared when one stops his verification on the base false self (waking entity or ego) and learns to reason on the base on the formless self (soul).
The concept of illusion is within the illusion. All the concepts and thoughts are part of the illusion. The formless substance and the witness of the illusion is reality. There is need to know the fact that, the illusion is reality on the standpoint of ego(waking entity) which is the false self, within the illusion(waking).Until one tries to understand and assimilate the truth on the base of false self(waking entity or ego), it will lead him to imagination and hallucination.
There is a need to verify the validity of all the accumulated knowledge through deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning by the seekers of truth, in order to realize the fact that, they are all based on the false self, and will not transport the seekers to their non-dual destination.
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.
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.