It is true that an ‘I’ idea and the resulting thoughts are needed to carry out the daily tasks of living. ”Sadhaka” should entertain them as long as they are needed and when the task is completed, he should be able to revert back to his own natural state of being, the Swaroop.
He should have the ability to accept the ‘I’ temporarily as and when required and when the need for it is over should be able to throw it away. This does not effect the state we have achieved by our Sadhaka.
Though the outside world is theoretically unreal, one has to necessarily assume, the worldly task is real for the task be done and carry it out with all the concentration. After the task is completed, the assumed reality should be given up.
The Sadhaka must have this ability. Carry out your life’s tasks as and when needed. At all other times the Sadhaka should remain in his natural peaceful Upadhi less state of ‘Atman’ the purpose of the theory that the world is unreal is to establish that the worldly life has no reality from stand point of the absolute truth.
It is not meant to disturb the orderly working of the external world. The principle of unreality in the Advaita has not been propounded for the external world but for getting rid off emotional attachment, desires worries etc i.e the qualities of ‘Jiva’.
The essence of Advaita and the unreality of the world is that the essential duties must be performed sincerely as essential tasks and only when they have been completed should the thoughts etc about them be given up. One should never consider abandoning them altogether in the first place.
A person, who has his thinking power and the worldly tasks perfectly under control, even while the work is being done, has the experience of feeling the ultimate peace of his own real being as a subtle basic experience in the form of ground.
He has abandoned the harmful part of the tasks like the desire for the fruits, selfishness etc and is carrying out the tasks that destiny allots to him while he is experiencing the paramanand deep within himself.
True Sadhaka: We come across four types of persons (1) A person fully engaged in worldly life and has no time to even to think of spirituality is ‘Baddha’.
(2) A person who is eager and has keen interest in spirituality, is “Mumukhu”.
(3) A person who has taken initiation from Sadguru and follow his instruction and carry out the Sadhana presented by Sadguru is Sadhaka
(4) A person who has achieved salvation spends most of his time in spirituality including its propagation is Siddha.
A Sadhaka should carry out Sadhana as advised by his Sadguru to achieve Salvation. Sadhaka should understand the meaning of the discourses in exactly the same manner as the speaker intends it to be understand.
Sadhaka should carry out ‘Sadhana’ wholeheartedly put everything he has viz physical work, with full attention and money. He should take all the notes for one’s own personal use. And note down those words which touch his heart and highly instructive sentences in verbatim. When you are carrying out one type of Sadhana don’t mix it up with another type of ‘Sadhana’.