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self and Self: atman and Paramatman


Do not know the truth: you will get attached to it, and that will be Self-destructive.

The self and Self are two different things as physical entities known to me only as purusho and Purushottama. Mind and atman are non-physical (spiritual) entities reflecting the self and the Self. When you gradually through satya-advaita yoga lose all attachments of the mind the ego vanishes and the mind becomes atman, and the self becomes Self. When one keeps the mind free of attachments it generates awareness (truth of the moment), This is essential for survival with dignity (Purushouttama) To think of the past or the future leads to the destruction of truth in the Self mode of physical operation because reality is transient and impermanent. The atman is Brahman the all-knowing Entity of the Universe (Paramatman) or God Sri Krishna-Durga. This is why it works. This is my version of Vishista-advaita Vedanta.


If you are attached to any thoughts you cannot gain knowledge: the mind needs to be totally free letting awareness to do the necessary probing to realise.

I cannot reason why the mind works like that except to say that when the mind is cluttered with beliefs, thoughts, wishes, desires, anticipations, hopes, expectations, plans, objectives, missions, it is in a state of confusion such that these are stumbling blocks to awareness of the environment, the reality that is transient and impermanent which is what one needs to know in order to be able to determine the reality of the moment, the truth that is necessary for one to live one's life safely and comfortably. When the mind is free of the bodily-brain interactions with it, one is ones true nature, the Self, which is free of all attachments. It is in this Self mode, that one is fully aware of the environment and can take decisions on how to live during one's next moment. One is then fully Self-sufficient and can tackle any hurdles that come's one's way because the awareness of the environment discovers the truth of the situation so one can take the correct actions that threaten a person or which seeks new opportunities. This is the ongoing process of Realisation and it never ends so long as one is alive.



Dharma rakhati rakshita means one who preserves dharma is protected by dharma and his works karma are conserved.

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Truth alone is dharma: if you have spoken the truth by discovering the ultimate truth that is preserved in humanity  dharma has been Sanatan dharma because you established the eternal laws of Nature and you have consequently proven to yourself that Dharmo Rakshati Rakshita. Ask yourself: have all your karma that you insisted were true been accepted by humanity at large as true by State accreditation? That is the litmus test, in that your works have not been consigned to the dustbin of history within your life time. This means that your legacy has been assured. This is your yogadaan, from God as having effectively approved your works.  You have then become a living legend.


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To go on the path of sublime truth is paramarthika dharma: it finds for one natural justice and is the meaning of dharma rakshati rakshita.


I am tending to the view that what I have hitherto been calling the Self as being beyond the vyvaharika God is in fact God in oneness and separateness.

The atman (Self) and Paramatman God union is the qualified monism of achintya bhed abheda tatwa (oneness and separateness) in Vishista-advaita Vedanta.



In this blogpost, the author having recenttly spent some 6-8 months exploring all the ideas and concepts of Hinduism puts forward his opinion of what his philosophy of Vishista-advaita Vedanta means to him, how it is structured, and what its practical implications are.

When I talk about God Sri-Krishna-Durga as the Supreme Spiritual Entity (these are two aspects of God), it means that He/She alone exists as the Absolute Reality. He/She exists in unmanifest and manifest forms signifying the dissolution of the universe and Creation in becoming unmanifest and again becoming manifest in cycles. 

I also talk about Sri-Krishna-Durga's Maya, not the other way round that advaitists allude to when then ascribe the material world of vyvaharika as an illusion of Brahman and that Brahman is all there is. For me this is putting the cart before the horse. It is Brahman that Sri Krishna-Durga's Maya as magic creates and this Brahman consists of guna-consciousness attributes of rajasic, tamasic and sattvic components of Brahma-Nature interacting to generate the changes in Reality in its impermanence that living beings need to navigate when they try to survive in relative comfort. 

Sri-Krishna-Durga exist in human psyche lying dormant normally unless the Supreme Almighty God decides to emerge out of dormancy to influence changes in Brahma-Nature, as for example when there is a preponderance of evil (tamasic) in Brahma-Nature and some order of rajasic nature needs to be restored that God judges. A person living in bhakti and surrendering to the God in his psyche can interact with Him/Her through correspondence of questions and answers. But God wishes people to be independent of Him/Her to use their own free will so will go back into dormancy when He/She judges appropriate for a particular yogi/sadhaka. This He/She can do because He has got in place a mechanism that would make the person independent of Him/Her. The mechanism in place is through the mind of the sadhaka being turned into atman mental faculty (Supermind) and when atman is pristine truth, it equates to Brahman as the Entity that is the Creation consisting of Brahma-Nature in what we see as being the universe.

The means to change from living from within one's mind where God Sri-Krishna-Durga resides to moving towards the mental faculty becoming atman is to let go all one's attachments, such as beliefs, concepts, knowledge, and set dharma even when one might earlier have practiced karma in sanatan dharma in surrendering to God. One learns to act nonchalantly, spontaneously and unpremeditatedly in all ones actions and reactions with the material world, with having no aims, objectives, missions, plans, hopes, wishes, strategies, tactics, anticipations, expectations, desires and finally not an iota of ego. This is when from atman comes truth and from truth comes the appropriate dharma automatically. The actions undertaken are perfect for Self-preservation and the state of being for the person is called the Self. The Self is the same for everyone, and all living beings for atman=Brahman in advaita. 

Thus synopsis includes Supreme God Sri Krishna-Durga in the vyavaharika bit not in paramarthika representing the material and spiritual dimensions of Vishista-advaita Vedanta that the philosophy is called.

A Vishista-advaittist is always seeking the reality of his destiny (bhagya, kismat, fate) and does not enforce changes in the reality of the momen let alone for the longer term by will power. This is because he knows that it will be Self-destructive in being futile causing anguish and loss of peace of mind.



From Navigating Brahma-Nature to Advaita

Spirituality amounts to nothing if one does not understand the functioning of the universe such that oneaa always knows how to navigate a path to survival in liberty.

The universe is a spiritual Entity and best described asd Brahman, the ultimate Reality. It changes every moment. So one needs to be aware of the imminent reality to be able to navigate it towards the peace of mind that comes from liberty.

To live in Brahman perfectly one realises that it consists of Nature  best described as Brahma-Nature to denote its gunas (properties) in the consciousness of matter. The Hindus have described these in the Trimuti triad of sattvic, rajasic and tamasic guna consciousness. It is these three or blends thereof that generate interactions in Brahma-Nature that cause the impermanence of reality.

To navigate Brahma Nature, therefore one must not be attached to anything material or spiritual so as to posses the fullest supramental flexibility for one's actions in spotting dangers to one's survival and seeking opportunities to better one's prospects in the knowledge that loss of liberty diminishes the scope for both these objectives.

The sattvic guna consciousness is attached to piety and sentimentality at the one extreme, whereas the tamasic guna consciousness is attached to criminality (evil) at the other extreme, with the rajasic guna consciousness being in the middle of both of these in being semi-divine.

These all have attachments that generate dharma of different kinds given by the religions that people adopt, as for example Vishista-advaita employs dharmayudha activism in the rajasic guna mould to fight for truth and justice. So none of these guna-based religions aid a person in navigating Brahma Nature successfully for survival in liberty.

One needs to transcend one's gunas through the satya-advaitic yoga of oneness with truth and thereby acquire knowledge at the highest possible level which sharpens one's awareness of what is going on In Brahma-Nature imminently and simultaneously one obtains the truth-tools to navigate Brahma-Nature successfully. Without guna-trancencedence consequently a person is trapped in bondages both internal and external, is restricted, loses his liberty and suffers.  When one transcends the gunas there is no dharma in terms of rules and regulations to bind one.

Thus, when a person brings into his mind dharma as duties, responsibilities and righteous actions, he or she is attached to a god or a religion/philosophy, even as atheism) so is not well placed in navigating Brahma-Nature to a happy and secure future.

So how does one trancend the gunas? This is done by having no aims, missions plans, strategies  tactics  hopes, expectations, anticipations, desires, wishes  and so no ego. One is totally unattached so that the mind is at a supramental level that is so free that the thoughts one gets are pristine unpolluted truth that no one can beat in the battle for survival.

At the level of the supramental being where one is truth-personified Self Realisation takes place and one is the universal Self or Brahman (atman=Brahman) with no Brahma-Nature to navigate. That state of being is advaita, there is no second.

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Through satya-advaita yoga one navigates Brahma-Nature with spontaneity to reach

advaita state of being with no second where Self=Brahman (physical energy).



The is an age old issue related to suffering, freshly diagnosed by the author in an updated scientific approach.


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That post was a personal account of my tentative considerations in the journey of seeking the Conception of Reality which has changed now. Today I personally consider the universe to be preordained and preorchestrated and I am no longer a Brahmo-advaitist but a Vishista-advaitist. The reason that I became spontaneous, nonchalant and unpremedictated in my actions every moment of the day is because I was testing my destiny to see whether God had really awakened me 24 years ago with visions and utterances and prophecies to move on to higher knowledge and if so would I attain it in my own life time. It had nothing to do with being a Brahmoadvaitist as I wrote then. It was satya-advaita yoga in action. Brahmoadvaita did not satisfy me and I explored Vishista-advaita.

Let me explain in relation to suffering that the Buddha talked about.

Is it necessary to live free of all suffering? Then one does nothing meaningful is life. One is as good as a vegetable. One lives for nothing. That means living withot a family, withot a job, or house that needs maintenance, without social and political activities, without formal education, etc. For as soon as one has to fend for oneself in the jungle of Brahma-Nature, one interacts. All this ine volve es mental activities which leads to stress in the mind.

The purest form of advaita is Brahmo-advaita and is based on practicing satya-advaita dharma of truth-seekin yoga (gyan yoga) truth-exposing and truth-accommodation so that truth is sacrosanct for maximal creativity by subscribing to the God Brahma in the Hindu Trimurti as the Creator from which the name is assigned to the practitioner; the ultimate Reality being Brahman. They eat and drink as food and drinks are availble so do not necessarily lead austere lives.The do not fight back the oppressors. This is equivalent to Buddha's Cessation of suffering for which the 4 Noble Truths and Eightfold path was laid out as the Dhamma. In different ways both are sattvic sentimentality of piety. But common to both is that the highest attainment comes from losing every bit of one's attachments. It is without suffering. These two paths to nirvana are not for householders but for monks and sanyassis seeking reslease from the samsara through liberation (moksha).

The tamasic way is totally animalistic and predatory like lions, cheetas, tigers and hyenas in human bodies suffering in stress like hell in chasing their preys. It is termed Shaiva-advaita.They kill, rape, lie, cheat  deveive, trap their intended victims by distorting the truth, exploit other humans and animals as slaves, go for wealth in capitalism, extract natural resourses unsustainably..That is their dharma, under the principle of 'Shubha laabha (Auspicious profit). They have no morals and are gluttons for food and drinks. The name Shaiva-advaita is assigned to the practitioner in view of their destructive activities on Brahma-Nature in their worship of the satanic God Shiva as the Destroyer and Lingaraj in the Hindu Trimurti.

The middle rajasic way is given by Vishista-advaita, where one is productive in a balanced way so does not get too stressed in taking care of one's duties and responsibilities (righteous actions) and does not cause excessive suffering. One is attached and consciously works out how to survive in the jungle of Brahma-Nature every moment in awareness of one's circumstances to make progress towards one's goal of Conservation and Preservation. They lead austere lives when it comes to food and drinks trying to be asx vegetarian as possible and limiting other consummables. They are actively dharmic for which they engages in dharmayudha for upholding the principles of truth and justice. It creates enemies who one has to fight like an army General using every conceivable weapon of warfare in a proportionate manner so that one still survives in dignity and liberty, not becoming a martyr like Mahatma Gandhi or Julian Assange and countless others. A perect Vishista-advaitis is a Master Escapologist in protecting himself from satan-evil oppressors. He or she subscribes in devotional surrender (bhakti) to the Personal God Sri Krishna-Durga as the two aspects of God represented as Vishnu in the Hindu Trimurti as Preserver.

Whatever makes your moment by moment bloat float is what à person adopts. A person cannot change as it is a genetic predisposition as to what kind of advaitist or blend of advaitism he or she will become. A leopard cannot change its spots; and as they say in Odia, you can tell from the scent of the fitst two leaves that the plant will grow into a Tulasi.

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Because the Brahmoadvaitist realises that the universe is pre-ordained and pre-orchestrated into Brahma-Nature as it changes with time, he lives unattachedly, acting (karma) only to judge and ascertain his imminent reality and thereby to determine his own truth path towards his destiny (Fate). He acts to live for the present moment only.

Thus for a Brahmoadvaitist there is no devotion towards the Creator God directly or through His representation in Brahma-Nature. Everything he attains through karma is a self-determined truth. He is not attached to his actions of even a moment ago, as past history because they were his actions of momentary karma that were unpremeditated and performed with nonchalant-spontaneity.


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Advaita on reflection does not concern itself with intellectual questions like the possibility of the preordination and preorchestration of the universe as if a God has set it in a precharted motion. There is only speculation that this is true. For me today there is no certainty of anything like that. I have waited 24 years to find out if I am the proph3s8sed Kalki avatar of Hinduism. I have been fishing in the darkness of such a Reality.

Knowledge is an aid to survival. Nothing more. Then knowledge of even a moment ago is not to be dwelt upon if one wishes to survive in Nature. There is'fight', there is 'fight, and there is symbiosis as the three strategies for survival. These three biological means need to be judiciously used in practising the art of Escapology from the predators in human society just like one would do against all other animals in Nature. One has a mind and it needs to be developed through satya-advaita yoga such as to make oneself a Master Escapologist. That is the only truth I have experienced. So I am back to square one and have reverted to calling myself a Satya-advaitist (truth,-accommodationist).


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Advaita is unsustainable as it destroys the knowledge that Brahmoadvaita acquires on preordination and preorchestration of reality and assumes that there is both material and spiritual goals of liberty and moksha attainments. This means that the advaitist accommodates persecution that one necessarily faces in the jungle of Nature by acquiescence to injustices faced in life. This the advaitist justifies in describing the perceptional-reality as an illusion for which he has no proof for himself. He therefore seeks refuge in theorising Reality into vyvaharika and paramarthika realms of Relative Reality and Absolute Reality. It is therefore mired in delusion.

The correct approach to life is to discover the nature of the reality that the jiva lives in and so has proof of to try and fathom the meaning of life as one goes about one's moment to moment commitments in whatever capacity that Fate has arranged for one that one has freewill and control over.

To attain peace of mind which is a mind free of suffering mentally one also needs to be physically perfect. For that one needs to struggle for survival and counter the forces of Nature to the best level that one can do. This comes from knowledge of Nature to develop strategies and tactics to make oneself financially secure so that not just the basic necessities are met for oneself daily there is something saved for a rainy day or one's old age when one is physically incapacitated. So one must aspire to be as rich as possible through use of one's intelligence to establish one's reputation in Humanity as it develops through life.

The best way to do so is through education in life and using all one's energy to experience life in all-available means materially and spiritually to sharpen one's intellect with the perfect knowledge that one can acquire of Nature.

So I return to being a Brahmoadvaitist after a brief foray into advaitism which is unsustainable for me intellectually.




Satya-advaita is not just a vedangta but also a yoga and only needed until one has ascertained the truth. The truth was realised by the author at 21.55 pm on the 20th of July 2022, when he decided that that what one does within it is spontaneous dharmayudha which is the essential human need to withstand the evil forces of Brahma-Nature in its tamasic attributes. Fight, not flight is the way of dharmayudha, So I am prepared for the next thing to come fortified with knowledge of how the mind works, its potential and its limitless power.


9.16 am 3 August 2022 Update

Satya-advaita is advaita in reality and that does not feed the belly, truth accommodation as a way of living leaves one to the mercy of the tamasic forces of Brahma-Nature. 

Dharmayudha is essential in fighting the evil forces of Brahma-Nature. This comes from following the principles of Vishista-advaita Vedanta based on the scriptures of the Mahabharatta and the Bhagavad Gita.


The finality of revisions and determinations has revealed that Brahma-Nature is the Truth created by God SriKrishna/Devi Durga who have hidden itself within it and are dormant for all intents and purposes.


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The various realisations of advaita and dwaita

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The question arises in my mind when considering theism and atheism is the various strands of Realisation of the truth: Consciousness-advaita, Brahmo-advaita, Vishista-advaita, Shudha-advaita and now Satya-advaita: take your pick, or is yours Dwaita?

I have used the term Brahmo-advaita for classical Advaita Vedanta according to the scriptures enunciated by Sankaracharya in 'Brahma-satya jagat mithya' so that Brahman is the only Reality and the phenomenal world is Maya that is apparent and hence illusory. This makes the philosophy God-less so atheistic.

Buddhism is a distinct variant of Brahmo-advaita focussing on alleviation of the human suffering condition through Dhamma in the vow taken by adherents to observe the 4 Noble truths and the Eight Fold path to attain nirvana or liberation from the phenomenal world that it considers real The reason that I have placed it here is that it discusses the impermanence of Reality but is widely accepted as being atheistic (could a benevolent God have created such a terrible samsara that people would wish to escape from it) even though some would argue that this was God's purpose . So it is contentious that the Buddha was personally non committal on this specific point.

Shudha-advaita is union with God as a Personal Higher Entity such that everything is this God and living beings are living Gods. It is purely theistic.

Consciousness-advaita isays that Consciousness e source of everything and is everything as a single Entity that an advatist is in union with no Creator or Personal gods. It is atheistic The philosophy is encapsulated in the term Satchitananda, that is translated as truth-consciousness-bliss.

VIshista-advaita is theistic based on achintya bhed abheds tatwa of oneness and separateness with Supreme God Sri Krishna/Devi Durga existing in the Reallty of Brahma-Nature with millions of guna consciousness gods and goddesses representing different blends of sattvic, rajasic and tamasic attributes. It is qualified monism because it has a material dimension of reality (vyvaharika) in which a personal God is experienced and a spiritual dimension of reality in which through loss of attachments and bondages the Self is realised for total liberation of operation. There is no scientific proof for any of it so it counts as a philosophy. There are different dharmas for vyvaharika (dharmayudha) and paramarthika (conservation, preservation and harmony in Brahma-Nature). There is continual bhakti for God with surrender only in vyavaharika dimension. The conceptualisation always remains a faith that accepts the preordination and preorchestration of the universe in s Grand Design such that living beings have fates/destinies/kismat and yet have their own freewill to change their circumstances.

Satya-advaita is agnostic atheotheism in keeping an open mind that both Creator God and Personal God may exist but the practitioner has not had concrete proof of these as highr entity or power. The advaitist is at oneness with truth at all tiimes so without scientifically justified proof that he/she continually searches for a conception of Reality is not yet formed incorporating invisible and undetectable elements in the environment. Pending such a formulation words like Brahman and Brahma-Nature are not in the vocabulary. Only Nature is known as Reality for certain based on energy-mass equivalence of E=mc2. There are no specific duties and duties other than living in truth and in the reality of the moment. The satya-advaitist therefore has no aims, objectives, wishes, plans, aspirations, hopes, anticipations, expectations  desires or ego as he/she awaits the truth to get revealed into his/her thoughts every moment in patient mental exploration mode of operation. There is acceptance of a higher Self as a state of one’s true nature free of attachments and bondages of the mind so that the practitioner is totally free to live as living in truth comes forth. He has faith in truth alone (satyamev jayate, that is to say  truth is sacrosanct and must be allowed to prevail).

Dwaita is theistic in which God is the controller of the universe in having created it and also preserving it. People pray to God as their Saviour in life. God is known to different established religions by names such as Allah, Jagannath, Krishna, Yahweh, Jehovah, and Ram. Holy Books have been written since the year 3000 for people to follow the commandments of their particular God such as Bhagavad Gita for Hindus, Torah for Jews, Koran for Muslims and Bible for Christians. People follow these and either love God, or fear God.


Do not assume that there is a higher power or entity as God or Brahman to be in union with. Find your Self and become the best person you can be. To do this express the truth and accommodate the truth. Nothing else is needed

It takes you towards the experience of your true nature free of all attachments and bondages of the body-brain-mind complex to the state of being that we can call as one's Self. This state is faultless for living in truth. Nothing else matters. Union with truth is freedom/liberation for truth prevails.

Truth-accommodation is a term that I have coined. In Hinduism the word equivalent is Satya-advaita. It means oneness with truth to distinguish it from other forms of Advaita.

The Reality changes every moment so be aware to truth-accommodate continually. To be at one with the impermanence of Nature be your true nature (Self) fully flexible for perfect adaptation to the environmental Reality. This will make you the best person you can be by taking the minimum from Nature or maximal as times allow and thereby living in harmony; all due to satya-advaita that is the truth accommodation.

So after all is said and done truth-accommodation is a biological necessity for survival purposes only. Being liberated assists survival. All that I have been engaged in throughout my adult life was being truth-accommodational just to survive to live to .my maximal potential genetically. When I needed to fight the humanimals persecuting me I fought with what I called 'dharmayudha' to preserve what little we had as a family and keeping them reasonably happy for good symbiosis. I used God to that end but I knew that excessive surrender to God would be counterproductive in achieving material objectives. I needed liberty from man and God in a balanced way to find my way to physical and financial security.

I have been risk-averse to the nth degree. So after a very long time of association, I did away with God entirely once I found that my true nature as Self attained everything that I needed. I took out an injunction and money claim litigation against the State Police here in the United Kingdom to prevent further harassment on me on which judgment is pending. Since the Courts are also part of the State apparatus, I have the legal proceedings under my control.

So it goes on: my life ihas been a battle for survival using my high intelligence and in recent times optimising it with operation as my Self watching anything that moves so that I can duck and dive according to circumstances using the process of truth-accommodation. Who cares for God or Brahman or Brahma-Nature when there first is the battle of survival to be won.

I built my 'house of shelter,' by successfully navigating the State of the United Kingdom with a solid knowledgebase. Now I am lying comfortably in that house minding my own business. In recent times this was done nonchalantly, spontaneously and unpremeditatedly working 16 hours a day to get on top of my involvements, without plans, aims, missions, objectives, hopes, wishes, desires or ego to simply go with the flow of truth.

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