No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery - the source of truth.
You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost.
You can only get next to God through the effort of preparation. To experience the uncreated, the state of awareness will have to be held for several minutes. You are then between time and the time-less - waiting for the unknown, which will come but cannot be willed.
When the robot mind is mastered, undisciplined thinking ceases and is replaced by awareness. Awareness can know love.
At the top of the ladder is awareness, or pure experience - the edge of yourself, and possibly the beginning of God
THE STATE OF AWARENESS is the state in which you see things as they are.
It is the habit of the mind to destroy the state of awareness as quickly as possible. It does this by judging, for judging is thinking.
Awareness is experiencing from moment to moment. Reason acts quickly in awareness, a thousand times faster than thought, and you do not even notice it is operating.
Nothing is true in self-discovery unless it is true in your own experience. This is the only protection against the robot levels of the mind.