Proof of the pudding is in its eating, not merely carrying it in our back packs!
It is already said earlier that we are discussing here as friends, who are serious and concerned about the disharmony in humanity. Obviously there is no pressure, persuasion or encouragement of any sort to accept this author’s theory. It merely states that it is merely like a calibration error in perception that is resulting in all conflicts in mankind. Until non-duality is at least intellectually understood, one may not see the need or attempt to regain it. It needs to be understood and examined rather than accepted.
When Duality is the order of the day, temporary escapes from misery are always arranged to be door delivered. So, the possibility of getting rid of duality is remote. When distractions of duality are both noisy and picturesque, who would like to choose or search for a permanent liberation from duality? Fortunately, duality is not affecting the entire Intelligence or the ‘I’ in all and always, and there is still enough of intelligence left in a large majority of people, who want to see the truth and regain its entirety or return to its non-dual state.
Dual state of mind or Fragmented state of Intelligence is often motivated by its own division, leading to both hyperactivity and inaccurate responses. After the mass communication tools arrived, hyper activity prompted the human intelligence into becoming Knowledge Factories. Most often the new knowledge produced is causing more disharmonies in mankind, because it is motivated and uses memory indiscriminately. Non dual mind can produce only harmonious knowledge, because it has its own checks and balances inherent in it.
Like the proverbial cart put before the horse, Knowledge Dominating Theories (KDT), are springing up like mushrooms, where Knowledge is given precedence over its producer, the Intelligence. If Intelligence was rightly understood and disseminated first as the producer of all knowledge, these theories won’t have arisen so fast. Most of them are irrelevant for the happiness of mankind and they can merely alter, replace, sustain or strengthen the existing conditioning, rather than attempting to liberate the human intelligence from all conditionings once for all. Following diagram illustrates this phenomenon of Knowledge Factories.
Knowledge clusters 1 to 3 indicate the clusters of knowledge according to the volume of the population they concern or relate to. Nearer the truth, more the popularity is, like scientific discoveries (3) that are world class, non-controversial and applicable to whole mankind. Mixed Truths and Half Truths can’t save mankind.
Though great teachers like Shankara first expressed the normal or non-dual state of mind, it still has to go a long way till the whole of humanity or at least the majority retains it or achieves it, to get some lasting peace in the world. We can’t just sit cross legged and pray for a magical change of our minds into the state of non-duality. In other words, to say that the last word has been said on non-duality may be incorrect. After all, it is like the proverbial proof of the pudding is in its eating, not in carrying it in our back pack.