First Mundaka - Chapter 2 (8) - Fools, dwelling in darkness, but wise in their own conceit and puffed up with vain scholarship, wander about, being afflicted by many ills, like blind men led by the blind.
Ish Upanishad declares: - Those people who have neglected the attainment of Self-knowledge and have thus committed suicide 10/11/12
The religious orthodox people who have neglected the attainment of Self-knowledge and have thus committed suicide, as it were, are doomed to enter those worlds after death.
This is a condemnation of people who do not try to attain Self-knowledge. They are, in a real sense, committing suicide, for what can be worse than being a slave to sense enjoyment, completely oblivious of the real purpose of life is Self-realization or God-realization.
When the sky, clouds, and the world in which you exist are made of single clay then there is no second thing exists, other than that clay. That clay is the Soul, which formless, timeless, and spaceless existence.
Reality is hidden by unreality. The world in which we exist hides the truth. Whatever belongs to you is unreal. The words and thought belong to you, not to the Soul, which is the ‘Self.
Whatever has name and form and attributes and whatever belongs to form, time and space is an illusion. The illusion hides the Spirit, which is God. The illusion and Spirit are one in essence. Spirit, God alone is real and eternal.
Until you think the world is separate from you, it becomes impossible to understand, assimilate and realize the ‘‘Self’’ which is beyond the form, time, and space. Thus, you have to renounce the idea that you are an individual separate from the world, to realize the world in which you exist is created out of single clay. And that clay is the Soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. The single clay is the Soul, the innermost ‘Self’. Realizing t