but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable witness.
No happening affects your real being - that is the absolute truth.
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Nisargadatta, the beloved Indian teacher of Advaita (Nondualism), is considered to be the most famous teacher of Advaita since Ramana Maharshi. According to Nisargadatta the purpose of life is to know who you are. He taught the "direct way of knowing," sometimes referred to as the bird's way. This method of Self-knowledge is reached much like a bird flying easily from branch to branch, instead of crawling like an ant up the tree.
He suggested we use our mind to break from the unreal to the real, from the mind's false indentification with the ego, simply by listening to and continuously repeating what is said in Advaita, knowing...
"You are already That."