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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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REINVENTING THE WHEEL IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF MAN
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.