Jesus said: ~ Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. (THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS- Saying 5)
"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)
Kabir views humanity as being caught up in the illusion, searching for Ultimate Reality in all the wrong places, always seeking It outside of ourselves in various rituals, temples, forests, and mountaintops, not realizing That for which we seek is already hidden within us.
The ultimate truth or Brahman (God) dwells within the three states like fragrance in the flower; Musk lies within the Musk deer yet seeks it afar." Until one trace the truth within the three states the illusion of birth, life, death and the world are experienced as reality.
The world is both real and unreal. It is real because it is a manifestation of the consciousness but is unreal, in the sense, that it is not absolute and eternal like consciousness itself.
Peoples approach is more practical, and they stuck with the reality of the world, they take it as real. That is why all the confusion.
That is why Sage Sri, Sankara says: ~ VC-63. Without causing the objective universe to vanish and without knowing the truth of the Self, how is one to achieve Liberation by the mere utterance of the word Brahman? — It would result merely in an effort of speech.
65. As a treasure hidden underground requires (for its extraction) competent instruction, excavation, the removal of stones and other such things lying above it and (finally) grasping, but never comes out by being (merely) called out by name, so the transparent Truth of the self, which is hidden by Maya and its effects, is to be attained through the instructions of a knower of Brahman, followed by reflection, meditation and so forth, but not through perverted arguments.
The very purpose of analyzing the world confronts one, is to realize the fact that, the form, time, and space are mere illusion created out of the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. Thus to enable one to judge the ‘what is what’ from the highest viewpoint.
People fail to make this analysis, as with so many religious, yogic and the intellectual minded seekers fail to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman because their judgement is based on the waking entity (ego), which is the false self within the false experience.
One must be receptive and sharp enough to grasp the existence of formless witness which is ever apart from the three states.
The soul is the formless substance and the witness of the three states. If the formless witness, witnesses the waking experience and its attention are fixed to the waking experience than the waking experience is experienced as reality. If the formless witness, witnesses the dream and its attention are fixed to the dream than the dream is experienced as reality. If the attention of the soul is on itself than it is called deep sleep in waking experience, which is the states of ignorance. If the soul consciously remains in its formless non-dual true nature in the midst of the waking experience through wisdom it is called self-awareness.