We are the universe, everything begins within. The universe arises first in the astral dimension and then in the waking world. If we can catch the arising in the astral dimension we can realise the origin, the divine. The universe has trillions of little “i”s. If we remove the little “i” it will return. Thoughtlessness is not gnosis. Even in thoughtless there is still duality lurking behind the curtain. This is why the yoga paths fail as they get stuck in what they think is the ultimate which is untrue. When a holy man leaves his retreat, his duality returns and he falls back into a worldly mind. This why gurus have scandals following them.