MAYAVADI AND BRAHMOVADI
The question arose as to from which Upanishad is the famous saying of Advaita Vedanta " Brahmo Satya Jagat Mithya"?
Does Mithya mean false as in illusion? For me there has to be work at all times in this world that we live in. I have a family whom I love so I cooperate with them. I live in a society with other living beings that I need to accommodate. I know God exists so I find out what my duties are to my family and the society that I live in.In that way I am a Sanatan Dharmic person. I cannot eradicate my mind and its thoughts. Jaguar is not mithya for me hence. However, I let dharma as Sanatan dharma to come in my path naturally along the truth path that is perfected through satya-advaita yoga. That is my way of surrendering to the Divine Power and which charts my destiny every moment of my life. No other form of worship of any being/Being for me is needed. It IS how I leave my future to the eternal Power of the universe. It is my devotion to truth.
The advaitic saying is therefore drawing attention to my perception that the body is nothing, the mind is everything that we are, so that we should live in our minds rather than being attached to body into the material sphere. In that way Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya makes sense to a Vishista Advaita Vedantist.
What is a Mayawaadi and Brahmowaadi then? Brahmovadi dwells on the Brahman consisting of Brahma-Nature made up of atoms and guna consciousness derived from those atoms. But when you study Science can you find atoms in your mind? Yet the mind is what directs everything material. Hence Mayavadis are more knowledgeable than Brahmavadists and have total comprehension of Reality. The mind is Maya in other words, free of all attributes and unattached to the body of atoms. So Mayavadis are faultless in their thoughts every moment as their minds are unpolluted by atoms.
Truth is not realised if mind is attached to body and its material associations: truth finds the faultless karma of sanatan dharma.
I am therefore not a Brahmoadvaitist but a Mayawadi adhering to Vishista-advaita Vedanta.