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Attachment to anything derives from a delusional understanding of Reality.

When one describes himself as in Samadhi, he has lost all attachments to components and concepts in vyvaharika and exists in paramarthika the absolute reality.

There is no such thing as time, time is a man-imagined creation to put to words the ageing process in the perceived reality which is an illusion.

Everything is nothing; God is everything, So God is nothing.

In Samadhi there is no Sanatan dharma, nor is there any other kind of dharma for there is nothing in paramarthika, the absolute Reality.

In Vishista-advaita Sampradaya one is ready for Samadhi when all the truths of vyavaharika have been exposed through dharmayudha.


In this post, I am discussing the particular position that a Personal God has in the conception of Vishista-advaita Vedanta

Explore Reality till you get calm, staying true through the course of the journey of life: it is a free film show. Keep an open mind and see where that leads to; do not fall into the trap of discounting the existence of a Personal God residing in your psyche as an extra element of your mental faculties. Do this until there is nowhere else to go and no truths to be searched and explored. It is an interesting way of living one’s life. Be intelligent through your exploration of Reality to find out what whether there is a Personal God or not. What do you expect from a Personal God should be part of the enquiry. What is Diviinty? Is divinity a personal characteristic or something that relates to another Entity that you might have access to, hence Divinity with a capital D. Try everything to get to the answers: all things that you can do practically to search out the meaning of your existence. Find proof of the existence of God before giving up. What kind of proof is proof? Do you know what you are looking for, in other words?

My personal experience is after chasing visions, dreams and utterances that I attributed 24 years ago to a God in my psyche is that when the truth-search is over, when you get there, your destination that is, you know because you become disinterested in life, so it was wrong to accommodate a so-called Divine. Or is that the meaning of life, to be disinterested in what is going on.

Consider that man invented God and in so doing led himself astray destroying lives in the process through conflicts to generate disharmony instead of common-sense solutions. Should a God have any responsibilities for what happens to humanity and the planet Earth, if He is truly the Creator. Or does He stay out of it and does not respond to bhakti and devotion to Him.

There has to be some benefit to oneself from a belief in God, a Personal God, only then can one formulate a religion to live to. Have you had any benefits from an external invisible source of Power and guidance?

I was a mental patient for seeking God as the truth, going through intense phases of paranoid schizophrenia and persistent delusions for nothing material or spiritual so it is jettisoned now. For actions as dharmayudha that is part of the subservience to a Personal God, no matter how truthful one is, got me nowhere materially and there was no refuge for me in spirituality. I am ignored by the world at the age of 65 and 4 months for what I have done and written.

So I am done with being a secluded sanyasi dwelling in a Personal God and have become once again after a period of a decade to an advaitist now from first-hand experience of life not from following scriptures: there are no gods for me.




Seek truth and God within by knowing all. Then determine your best religion to uphold, That is how I conceptualised Vishista-advaita Sampradaya. Remember that without a religion one is lost in the wilderness of Nature, faltering in delusions. Steadfastly hold on to your religion if it works for you. You reap as you sow. If you sowed and nurtured your mind you will find the ultimate religion that is optimal to the quest for survival in the dignity of liberty, beyond criticism from anyone. You cannot be defamed if your religion works for you and you are alone in determining that. No guru can teach you nor any Holy books guide you to what you would be satisfied with.

Vishista-advaita Sampradaya of which I am the Founder has truth as its guide, self-determined truth. Oneness with the universe of which God is an intrinsic part who one can approach in bhakti which is reverential and loving in acknowledging that His/She is the Supreme Being and has the essentials of Karma in Sanatan Dharma that works to attain blessings from God.

Do not get diverted into Communal worship for God resides in the psyche of the individual who may guide you even without you knowing that He is doing so. Have faith that this is the case and following the path of Vishista-advaita Vedanta.

So convinced I am that it works that I have for long been nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated in my thoughts and actions. My thoughts are detached from my conscious thinking and acquires the truth that determines what I do in my life without conscious plans, aims, objectives, missions, anticipations, expectations, desires, hopes, wishes and no ego either. I just live on until I die. The Vedanta adopts the position that everything in the universe is pre-ordained and pre-orchestrated and if one wishes to serve God one has to accept one's fate and not try to change it consciously. Then the destination becomes clear. There is no ultimate goal for goals are not set in the Vedanta. The outcome comes about naturally as the result of one's actions based on nonchalance, spontaneity and unpremeditatedness of a free and liberated mind. That liberation of the mid is the ultimate state that one can get to and if one is lucky one gets to that within one's lifetime. One realises that one is liberated (moksha) when nothing is of interest enough to prod and provoke one to respond and react with an action to influence things. One has become totally detached from life, not judging the carrying on's of other members of humanity or of climate changes's adverse effects, the coronavirus pandemic or family holidays that might be disrupted from wars and the like.

One is not in God's hands. one has perfected the Vedanta to be free of God, not serviing Him any more for one is liberated even from God. He cannot and will not interfere in the lives of any human  beings or animals and plants. He is the Creator of all so is non-judgmental and witnessing the universe and its developments. For it is all preordained and pre=orchestrated so beyond His ability to Consciously change what He has already set in motion for billions of years.

That is the Reality, better understand this before wasting time on irrelevant material things, and seeking fame, fortune, power and legacy as a great human being.

Today is the 17 April 2022 and I am done.



The basis of dharmayudha according the Order Vishista-advaita Sampradaya is to exhaust all legal avenues in the material world to seek justice and when that fails adopt the spiritual path of truth-accommodation to deal with all who harass and terrorise you and try to destroy your integrity and peace of mind. When the art of resistance to persecution is perfected one is nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated in all ones actions because the practitioner is working at the level of the Supermind whichi is as close to God residing dormant in his psyche as one can get to. One does not wish to go any deeper than that because the practitioner believes in living a human life by immersing himself or herself in Creation as a tribute to the Creator God.

Living entirely spiritually bring enemies in the material world who do not like the raison d’etre within which the practitioner survives in the material world otherwise known as the samsara. They would like to eliminate them from amidst their society by hook or by crook. The faith however finds strength and a resourceful mind full of knowledge and awareness to spot the dangers to his survival and react to retain the dignity of liberty. He believes in truth exposure because truth is the spiritual path to God and its attainment is a treasure beyond compare.

So dealing with international criminals non-violently yet effectively requires a frame of mind that is simply blocking the criminals and when the State that one lives under is governed through criminality in being a Police State the warfare against the criminals is a continuous process that neither side wins. Or will truth prevail, as the saying goes. So the author over a 24 year period of developing this technique that is a form of yoga called satya-advaita yoga or the yoga of truth-accommodation is still in the game with a chance of victory against international criminals who have terrorised him and destroyed his livelihood to a bare minimum. He has not run out of resources yet to continue the battle. It will only end when all the persecutors are silenced into their cubby holes, which is when truth would be shown to have prevailed. This is the process of dharmayudha in the Sampradaya created  by the author under the name of Swami Shantananda.


What are the interrelationships between science, religion and philosophy: the author explores.


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But science and religion are never exhausted so long as one lives on, for there is always scope to learn the fullest extent of the combination of science and religion and arrive at a conception of Reality that works to ensure peace of mind and progress in all one's material endeavours. Slow and steady wins the race to find the truth and arrive at a religion that incorporates the best science known to man and conceptualise the remainder into a raison d'detre for living. Through the process of neti neti, one discards hitheto truths and religious thoughts to march on relentlessly towads the goal for total knowledge and the usage of that knowledge in ones moment by moment existence. So for me on the 19 of March 2020 today all philosophies born of ignorance have been supplanted by the religion of Vishista-advaita Vedanta in  a non-duality that accepts the existence of God as Creator of Brahman, the universe, the Self that is approached by unattachment to all ego-based understandings to be at one with the truth. The truth is that God resident in our psyche as Om leaves us to our own devices and Creation has everything necessary for human beings to live out their lives productively and constructively so that one has meaning to one's life. Without religion the ship cannot sail forwards  and in its finest conception there is a new horizon to travel  towards each moment of time, nonchalantaly, spontaneously and unpremeditatedly, without fear for all ignorance has disappeared from the mind.

Philosophy is for the ignorant, who have not spent time and effort studying the Nature that we are part of and the means of understanding that Nature is a process known to me as satya-advaita yoga, or the yoga of truth-accommodation. It is a process of living, and it goes one as part of Vishista-advaita Vedanta so long as one lives.

Truth accommodation is a higly self-protective way of living one's life for the reason that when the full truth is realised in Vishista advaita Vedanta, one is the Self, the Brahman which is the Self-preserving universe. The Om or God is at this point redundant consigned to the dormancy of the psyche, and this God as Creator is redundant.

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When one has exhausted science and religion and found that these have no solutions to human suffering, one turns to the philosophy.


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Ananda comes from peace within (obeying God) and peace outside of harmonising with all humanity and also all other living beings: Om Shanti.

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Surrender your mind unto the Lotus Feet of God and find out the meaning of life, of how to attain ananda (bliss).


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Soul is the essence of what a person is in terms of his/her character and outlook which is wholly under the control of the mind.


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Spiritual gains means those acts of empathy, kindness, toleration, patience and caring for others be it human, animal or plant life which are all soul-edifying.


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The way to harmonise is to become a renunciate through unattachment to all considerations of material gains so living purely to spiritual gains.



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I have become Swami Shantanda a Swami being a senior member of a religious order —used as a title, My Order is Vishista-advaita Vedanta, my Lord is Sri Krishna.




So we have now clarified that only to the extent that a Creator exists lying dormant in our psyche as Self and what we should call God for that God can manifest Itself in vyvaharika when It sees it necessary to come out of that dormancy in accordance with the shloka from Bhagawad Gita ‘Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhuyuthznam tadharmasya tadatmanam srjamaham Paritranaya sandhana vinashaya cha dristiktam Dhrma sansthapnarthya sambhawami yuge yuge’, it essential for a Vishista-dvaitist not to concern himself or herself with this possibility of direct interactions with God as Self. It is only up to the Creator to intervene in any such manner in the affairs of vyvaharika when He considers it necessary. Vishista-advaitist cannot even get to speculate Its objectives for intervening. But it is certain that God has demonstrated to me that It can and will intervene. In my personal case this started the process back in 1997-1998 with awakenings in terms of utterances, writings of prophetic nature, and visions that set the ball rolling for me. The rest is history as described in my 40 books under the theme ‘The Allurement of Reality’. I survived intense persecution to live to tell the tale as a master escapologist. I learnt as I was under Divine Protection to conduct a mission of eradicating ignorance and re-establishing dharma on Earth, not as sanatan dharma but as man-assessed rights and wrongs in terms of morality and environmental sustainability. I developed intense devotional bhakti but it was clear enough that It had gone back into dormancy so I then persevered sanatan dharma through satya-advaita yoga to find my destiny which ended with educating the masses through my websites and books that are all preserved so that this Dharma Rakshati Rahshita did come true. Practiciing dharma in a small way with an open mind on theism/atheism/atheotheism leads to the sanatan dharma that I have realised.

These are the lessons from this experience that a sadhaka should grasp in living his or her life. There is no evidence that the Creator God will come out of the dormancy to anyone else on this planet from devotional bhakti. It should be assumed that any such attempt would be a total waste of time and based on a delusional perspective. An attempt to seek and live to sanatan dharma instead may bear fruit as mentioned but this is just a speculation on my part. One will have considerable difficulty in losing one;s ego-based desires to attain the Self state of the atman. But dharmayudha is something that can be practiced by all. When it achieves sanatan dharma one would attain the Self with being unattached to anything; and through yoga one would lose one's reliance on the senses as a source of perception out of which Self-directed truth would come to the individual.

The body is just to be used as a vehicle for the mind and used as tools for interacting with the elements of guna-consciousness in Brahma-Nature. To have peace of mind, to be liberated materially and spiritually, is termed moksha. That is the ultimate treasure.



I am nothing, only the Self exists, the body is a piece of inanimate matter with a heart pumping from the energy of the matter that it consists of. Being attached to such an object means distancing oneself from the wider universe that is the Brahman (which ia the only live entity) and instead going with its guna-consciousness attributes that the Self is still attached to. I do not exist; I being the ego, still deriving information from the brain which is the inanimate matter.

Brahman is Created by what we call God, and that God lies dormant in our psyche most of the time forming this Self in Brahman that on losing all one’s attachments to ego the mind as atman accesses yet carries on fully aware of the nuances of Brahman in its guna-consciousness interactions. What then happens is purely Self-preservational, not self-preservational as the ego. For the Self cannot be destroyed by the components of Brahman as being the Creator of Brahman.

When one talks about the vyvaharika (the visible and experiential reality) being an illusion, this is what is meant: the distance between the ego and the Self. Only when the mind becomes the Self is Reality perceived. When the ego through atman  becomes the Self, we have advaita or non-dual existence. Since the Creator is the Self in Brahman, it is Vishista-aadvaita, and hence we have the philosophy of Vishista-advaita Vedanta. Vishist-aadvaita is only a religion in acknowledging the Self as the Om element of the Creator, and in this acknowledgment incorporating dharma in sanatan dharma in which one’s thoughts and actions are all nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated when union is attained with the Self. It is automatic, so there is no explicit dharma of any responsibilities, or right actions or wrong actions of any kind, such as lies, deceit, ahimsa (killing or not), smoking and drinking alcohol which are effectively suicidal actions, or animal welfare considerations in relation to non-vegetarianism and killing laboratory animals, etc. No morals therefore exist. For ego has vanished from the psyche. The Self being Om just goes about with the flow of Brahma-Nature in its guna-consciousness interactions. This is the sanatan dharma as defined within Vishista-advaita Vedanta. For duties and responsibilities are attachments to to the ego which is still directing the self in taking those guna-consciousness interactions seriously for one’s actions and reactions which then become karma as another type of religion. Karma is not intrinsic to Vishista-advaita. Vedanta because karma means that one is then vulnerable as one is attached to materials with objectives, aims, plans, missions, hopes, anticipations, expectations and desires, which is anathema to Vishista-advaita as disrupting the rhythm of the mind of freedom and liberty. Further, one is not hoping or anticipating that the God Creator lying dormznt in one’s psyche will actively act as a doer to protect, guide and preserve the universe in any of its components that is its Creation Brahman. That is not Vishista-advaita Vedanta in total non-dual existence unattached to matter and unattached to the Creator, to the extent that a Personal God is not even acknowledged in one's day to day living.

So when one attains the Self, one is preserved in body, mind and spirit.


Dharmayudha is a normal human way of preserving personal and societal culture. All societies practice it. It is warfare, and part of what makes us all animals in the web of life. Different religions and philosophies call it by different names. Christians call it’s practitioners crusaders, Islamics call those who practice warfare Mujaheedeens, Hindus call it dharmayudhis.

Essentially, In the Vishista-advaita Vedanata, humanity consists of three guna-consciousness attributes that people draw their inspiration for their actions or karma. How do they see the issue of ahimsa, is the question.

The authors view today is that sattic gunas with their vegetarian and vegan lifestyles practice the purest form of ahimsa, that is to say they do not kill and nor do they swear and torture people physically or verbally.  Tamasic guna people practice killing animals and other human beings as well as committing physical assault on others and have predatory conduct generally including verbal abusive use of language. Rajasic guna people are in the middle, they do not kill normally but do not rule it out if their life is threatened, are semi non-vegetarians rather than vegetarians and vegans but would take vaccinations to protect their bodies from bacterial and insectivorous parasites that transmit diseases. They however practice full freedom of expression in that swear words to take out their anger on evil-perpetrators and shouting at them are within the scope of their dharmayudha.

Which of these three are superior, It all depends

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Amit Srivastava wrote:

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You can only change your thinking if experience teaches you bitter lessons to make you change your ways. Talk is not going to make anyone change his or her ways. For example how do sattvic Hindus know with certainty that we should be physically non violent, including avoiding vocal violence. What do we get out of ahimsa in our vocal expressions to killing a human being in dharmyudha, killing a tiger who is about to eat you, or a bacteria an insect or a virus that could transmit diseases that would make you unwell. If one has the philosophy that there is a Creator 9God so that we should live in harmony with the other living beings in Nature one can easily fall prey to a human or another wild predator. So in our Hindu way of living we need to experience that ahimsa is superior and fight a dharmayudha to protect ourselves by being non-violent. No one will be able to find if there is a Personal God who will protect those practicing ahimsa. In fact one has to test ahimsa for oneself to be able to change our way of thinking to then have some kind of religion that is bhakti-based to the point of accepting that there is a God so that we should live in harmony in Nature because the so called param dharma rakshati rakshita, especially when one engages in dharmayudha to preserve that dharma. We have to investigate to be certain but we can otherwise have faith and devotion for a learned guru and live to his or her teachings.


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Do not go for any kind of triumph, not even for Truth; attachment to any kinds of objective destroys. Instead, be at one with Reality. Know that. End of story.


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Vishistaadvaita does not yield peace of mind for one engages in sanatan dharma. Only in advaita is the mind set free.

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In advaita, there is no dharma; there is only truth that one accommodates through one's nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated actions and reactions: karma results.



No approach to living is going to be superior to the one that generates peace of mind. As such whilst the author has explored various conceptions of karma, dharma, sanatan dharma and related these to the Supreme God that he named Sri Krishna he has found from experience that even Vishistaadvaita does not yield sustained peace of mind, just instant moksha. Vishista-advaita is accordingly just a stepping stone in his path or journey in life towards the ultimate philosophy that is not a religion whereas Vishista-advaita is a religion by virtue of the fact that it incorporates the eternal God Sri Krishna/Durga as the one who blesses the practitioner in the course of his karma in sanatan dharma. This may be a correct conception so long as one wishes to be perennially on one's toes fighting dharmayudha battles in the materiel world. Fighting such causes has proven to be futile in my case as things stand on 5 February 2022 at 14.07 hours that I am writing this account of my experiences. There is no justice in the material world for entrenched human directives are materially there to enslave you.

This leads to the Advaita conception which denounces karma, snantan dharma or even simple dharma and is non-dual in oneness with Reality. Life is needed to be approached in a manner that reduces stress on the body and mind. Engagement in objectives, aims, plans, missions, ego-based desires, anticipations, hopes, wishes, are all stressful and wrong for having a cool, calm and collected demeanour. God exists even as a Personal God if one shows enough bhakti in devotion and He may give or may not give rewards in terms of knowledge, wisdom but there is no certainty of that. He did arouse me into verbal utterances and written ones and seemingly urged me to fight a dharmayduda  who know. I am after 24 years going to dwell on that kind of idle thought as it is a continual source of stress to my mind and as the reaction from the International Criminal Court to the email shows there is no justice in the material world from that kind of subservience and devotion or bhakti to God in Vishistaadvaita religion. So I am philosophical about it now and do not have any such surrender to Truth or God whatsoever. I just react even to my own family members if they annoy me, so no dharma without the sanatan dharma guides me now.1In advaita, there is no dharma; there is only truth that one accommodates through one's nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated actions and reactions: there is no karma resulting from it. All conceptions of human construction are negated, there is no result to ones actions. There is no love, anger, sadness, joy for these are the body’s sensual attributes which have been jettisoned as pointless emotional considerations. There is no Nature, no Loyalty, no separateness from the Absolute. There is only Oneness. It is not even Brahman let alone Brahma-Nature in the guna'-consciousness religion of Vishistadvata  and it is not Consciousness either or Self It is. not an illusion for that is something which must have a Creator. So, is there any such thing as Reality in the first place?

 Advaita is a philosophy not the Reality. There are no Gods in it or Truth for it as these too are human constructions. But clearly there is something out there non-dual. AND THE QUESTION ARISES WHAT IS THIS ONENESS? THE ANSWER;


Advaita is strongly atheistic whereas Vishistaadvaita as conceptualised earlier by me is strongly theistic. That is the basic difference between a philosophy and a religion. You pays your money and takes your choice. Whatever makes you boat float. Choose what is best for you as a married householder or as a monk/sanyassi.


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Advaita philosophy is therefore for those who seek liberation, or moksha or mukti, wishing total continuous peace of mind whereas Vishistadvaita religion is for those who wish to be active in the samasara taking part in Creation and celebrating Creation through truth accommodation and living in harmony in Nature. It means one is always thinking or more accurately if one has been on the truth part allowing the truth to manifest itself in the mind to guide one into the next steps, thereby seeking one’s destiny in sanatan dharma. Contrary to my earlier concern that Vishistadvaita does not generate peace of mind, I have now found that it does do so for one has been harmonious with the provisions of God and harmonious with the wherewithals of Nature. Accordingly, I reverted to Vishistaadvaitist in my Biodata Profile on Facebook and Twitter.


Here the author reassess his assessment of the Divine Being in the Vishista-advaita Conception.

Today on the 29 of January 2022 I have reviewed the conception of god and goddess in terms of the Supreme Being as the one and only Reality that exists for meaningful worship without which no bhakti displayed can result in material and spiritual insights and mental welfare of the individual.

In the past I had focussed on Sri Krishna and assigned this name to that Supreme Being but had left the option open that this was not the fullest Reality that exists. The true reality of the Hindu gods and goddesses is represented in the male and female forms as follows:

In my assessment from studies that I have conducted, Devi is not just mother she is the flipside (coin) of the Supreme Being, the otherwise side being Sri Krishna. One can worship either of the two or as in my case both of them together and separately, the effect is the same. Devi Durga squashes evil and is mother while Sri Krishna is knowledge and Sadhguru and with His Sudarshan Chakra runs the universe. if one has the highest level of bhakti for God as the Supreme Being one must worship both Sri Krishna and Durga. In a perfect marriage here on Earth the husband and wife combine to form that heavenly association in human society and both are purnavatars.

Vishista-advaita as conceptualised by me places bhakti at the heart of all one's devotion to duties and responsibilities in our lives on this Earth and this is why it is central to the sanatan dharma that is essential basis for one's actions as karma. the Vedanta reveres all human beings and life forms as emanating from the Divine Creator of the universe and places ahimsa (non-violence) as the tool through which one conducts oneself in this world. Even harsh words in anger is prohibited and sinful if one is to revere the Creator and Preserver in the Supreme Being. All one's thoughts are perennially immersed in devotion and the highest level of practices in the material world is through satya-advaita or truth accommodation. This is not the standard version of advaita which constructs separateness but one which reconciles oneself with God and with all living beings as one and the same thing. 


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