People believe in old myths propagated by their religion. Every religion has propagated its own myth. Every religious belief contradicts other beliefs. It is the mere blind belief accepted as truth without verification and evidence. This causes division. Modern science has exposed many Religious dogmas as myth. All these dogmas were introduced in the primitive era before people had the benefit of modern science. Science attempts to objectively discover how life works, and religion makes one blindly believe and cast his burden on the blind belief without verification, to live in peace and harmony in worldly life.
The Seekers main aim is to investigate both dual and nondual experiences to find and define the underlying truth in everything, thereby realizing what the ultimate truth is. Because of so many beliefs propagated by a belief system, people think seekers of truth are atheists because they do not accept the belief blindly. The Seekers of truth believe the religionist and atheists both are believers because religionist believes in the belief of god and atheists believe in belief in no God. ~ Santthosh Kumaar
Sage Sri Ramana Maharishi: - Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines the whole world is full of light . Transforming yourself is the means of giving light to the whole world. (TOI-P-125-912)
In pursuit of truth discussion of unimportant subject matter is a great hindrance. Personal attacks have to be avoided to maintain the sanctity of the forum.
The path of truth is a path of verification. Nothing has to be accepted as truth without verification. Agreeing to disagree causes unnecessary friction, everyone has a point of view and everyone must respect others views wisdom just to maintain harmony irregardless of whether the point made was acceptable or not.
One cannot live without the physical world; it is the basis of one’s life, but the physical world one lives, is within the waking experience. The same way the dream world and dream entity exists within the dream. The dream entity and dream world are reality within the dream. Similarly, the waking entity and the waking world are reality within the waking experience. The dream becomes unreal when waking takes place and waking remains a reality till the ignorance is there. The ignorance will prevails till the waking entity remains unaware of the existence of the formless witness. Thus, one has to trace the formless witness of the three states in order to realize the self is neither the waking entity nor the self is dream entity but the self is that which witnesses the coming and going of the three states without the physical apparatus.
So it is the starting point of his pursuit of truth. Proof, not imaginations, must be the seekers’ material.
First seeker must inquire into the nature of the physical body i.e. matter. Second he must inquire into the nature of the mind.
Observe at everything in nature because in everything there is consciousness. One should not avoid them, do not shut his himself to Nature, and he should not shut himself away from the world which is as much consciousness, as anything else because the consciousness is the cause of the three states and it itself is uncaused.
To say this world is an illusion without first examining them and inquiring into them thoroughly is to delude yourself. The world is a reality within the waking experience. Same way as the dream world was reality within the dream.
The person, who stamped their foot on the ground to refute to show the world, is real, ignore that in the dream he would do exactly the same--stamp his dream foot on the ground and assert it to be real.
The dream becomes unreal when waking takes place. Similarly, the waking becomes unreal when wisdom dawns. Wisdom dawns, when the waking entity indulges itself in deeper self-search and realizes the fact that, it itself is not the self. But the self is the formless witness of the three states. The formless witness of the three states is the soul or consciousness, the innermost self. Formless Consciousness also is the substance of the three states. Thus, formless witness and substance of the three states are one in essence. Thus, there is no second thing exists other than consciousness. Thus, the formless consciousness (soul) is ultimate truth or Brahman. Thus on the standpoint of the soul, the innermost self, all the three states are mere illusion. Whatever prevails without the illusion is ultimate reality or Brahman.