You are wasting your time in pomposity and hard headedness. I keep telling you your insight only scratches the surface.
You are not free. You are not awakened. You are completely stuck on yourself and you fail to consider other viewpoints.
All you have dissolved was a constructed self-image. Your insight has value but it is not the end all. All it proves is that self is not what you thought it was, and consciousness is much weirder, therefore, than you previously thought. Obviously you still have a self because you continue to have experiences. Pretending otherwise will not save from the potential agonies of life.
Please read the following with an open mind. You demand the same from the forum goers here so I am demanding the same from you.
This is part of a talk by the same guy you said wrote shit. Keep in mind: the term "neo-advaitins" refers to people who think like you do.
Ed Muzika wrote:
The Neo-Advaitins look only into the conscious mind and conscious experience and they don’t go into the unconscious, they don’t go into the subconscious. They stay there in the conscious mind, they find no entity and they say that this consciousness is everything, this waking consciousness is everything, and they fail to address the deeper levels of sleep and of dreaming. Now these deeper levels co-exist at all times. Even now if you look around and you know how to look within yourself, you’ll find the sleep state is there at the edge or the periphery of your consciousness, and the dreaming process is always going on inside of you. You’re always dreaming. Now, this is different than the thinking process, but there’s always an imaging process going on, there’s always a self-talk going on – and this is dreaming! If you take the sleep state and impose a higher level of consciousness of this constant imaging going on, this constant self-talk, that’s dreaming. The dreaming is going on inside of you now. The wake state is going on inside of you now. The deep-sleep state is going on inside of you now. And in Self-inquiry we investigate different kinds of structures such as the sense of presence, existence and the Void.
The Neo-Advaitins, therefore, have a very simplistic understanding of consciousness, the Self, the ego, and “I,” because they use the wrong method of self-exploration. And using the wrong method and finding no ego, they assume they are beyond humanhood and make a huge illogical jump to the conclusion that doesn’t follow from their experience. That is, looking inside and not finding anything, you’re not going to find the ego that way anyway. You could find the ego by doing psychotherapy. But if you just look inside and take a look at the sense of “I am-ness,” or the word “I” and try to follow the “I,” you’ll never find an ego that way because the ego is spread out throughout the psyche, throughout all of your experience in many, many different areas. And yet,they jump to the conclusion because they can’t find the ego that they are this surface consciousness – and we shouldn’t make this mistake.
Another excellent quote:
Ed Muzika wrote:
The neo-Advaitins that fill Facebook and our current scourge on the religious landscape advise only look into yourself, find that there is no I anywhere. There's nothing more to do. No more seeking. No more effort. Everything is revealed. You are complete, perfect as you are.
No you are not. If you are lucky, very lucky, you had a real awakening experience that will change your life, and not just a conceptual understanding of no-self, because it is so easy to accept an understanding as awakening or liberation, when it is not, it is only another set of concepts, a new belief system which must be later dropped by a true experience of emptiness and unicity.
The reality of spiritual paths are they are more difficult than most people want to deal with. It is so easy to quit once the full difficulty is understood, and accept nonduality as our reality as a belief with no further effort necessary.
I think that most people that follow the neo-Advaita credo, accept the concept that they are complete as is, and they stop seeking, they stop doing spiritual effort, and believe there is nothing more to be said.
The fact is your 'surface consciousness' (what you call nothingness, space, or void) continues whatever your insights have been up to this point. You don't have access to deeper states that really mean something.
To reiterate- Your insight is only skin deep. You need to look into the full consequence of "no-self" by meditating on and into deeper levels of consciousness.
Your insight is trivial unless you use it as a jumping off point to deeper experiences.
I understand your insight completely and yet I do not have the pretense of enlightenment or ultra hard headedness.
Please take the time to consider these thoughts before you respond.