When one seeks truth intensively and constantly one loses all one's attachments and attains freedom/liberty (moksha).
Gods, ambitions, beliefs, wishes, plans, strategies, tactics, missions, objectives, vows, promises, desires, needs, faith, hopes, anticipations, expectations, dharma (duties and righteous actions) and life itself (that is survival) are attachments that generate turmoil in the mind to makes one stressed so that one loses one's peace of mind, calmness equanimity; which are all erased when one attains truth. Only by relinquishing these attachments does one become liberated within this lifetime. And this is desirable because one is no longer concerned about one's fate and destiny either in this life or the imagined afterlife. So moksha is not something that one tries to aspire to, but is a consequence of seeking truth and accommodating oneself in the imminent and prevailing reality through non-attachment. That is the perfect state of the attainment of advaita.
It comes with the abandonment of intelligence to guide one's actions (karma) and going by truth alone as it descends into the mind for one's moment by moment thoughts that detemine one's chores.
Being your own guru is a very long-term project but it ensures the solid and doubt-free realisation of the nature of the universe.
In Hinduism we revere gurus who have spent a life time investigating the nature of Reality and are there as beacons to guide humanity into a state of mind that is free of ignorance. Ignorance may be bliss to those wishing to live solely materially by the use of their intellect to deal with the uncertainties of Nature but they leave the person suffering stress (dukha in Buddhism).
Advaita is non-dual existence. Advaita can be learnt from gurus but there is nothing more informative to the mind than experiencing advaita through the process of individual investigation and thereby from 'being one's own guru'. It requires a mind that gives up all one's mundane objectives and if one is then lucky enough to have survived until the day that ones quest for liberation is fulfilled, it generates total satisfaction for one's endeavours leading up to the realisation of advaita or non-duality. The final position is Brahman, one is Brahman there is no other. Tat tvam asi. You are that if one gives up ones attachments altogether so there is nothing but Brahman. What is Brahman. It is not God, it is the totality of the universe, the Reality.
I am, however, an brahmoadvaita vedantist (qualified non-dual) practicing Brahmanism who arrived at this position through the investigative process of satya-advaita (truth accommodation) as an administrative tool. The process discovered Brahman-Nature and its wherewithals. My religious philosophy is one of non-attachment to all material and spititual concepts: only truth is the guide. How does one attain truth: by total non-attachment even to truth. Whatever fate one ends up with is the truth, a self-fulfilling prophecy. That is the state of mind of a brahmoadvaita vedantist.
Brahmanism is a religious philosophy because it has Creator God Sri Krishna as the Creator of Brahman-Nature in which three gods exist as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (with their consorts Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati respectively); denoting sattvic, rajasic and tamasic gunas in Nature. Being sattvic (divine) I identify with Brahma and hence Brahmanism is the religious philosophy.
Brahmanism means doing whatever one needs to do to seek knowledge through truth as perfected by developing awareness. It is achieved by focussing the mind in nothing and allowing thoughts to come in for action. This is the meaning of Truth Prevails where one sacrifices ones intellect and relies on truth-awareness as the guide on the basis that truth comes from Brahma; and that truth wins as in Satyamev Jayate.
A Brahmoadvaita vedantist is in contrast to Vishistaadvaita vendantist and I believe that evil people of animals and plants exist who could be described as being Shaivaadvaita vedantists. The latter two are attached to dharma as variously defined. This needs study.
On the other hand Advaitists (non-dual) are strong atheists and are at one ith Brahman-Nature discounting a Creator altogether and are attached to Brahman-Nature in their contemplation that there is nothing other than Brahman-Nature.
WHO CAN BE A BRAHMOADVAITIST? Anyone can be a brahmoadvaitist. All one must do is to pursue truth at all costs, then one will find God through Brahma, who protects all who seek truth and knowledge and assists the person in all his truth discovery work such as giving him or her knowledge of Nature and how to cope with its complexities as one navigates ones path to ones fate and destiny which are always unknown. The process of satya-advaita generates peace of mind and determines one's karma as ones only dharma that is enacted. All you need to do is be pure-hearted and honest with all your dealings and have no attachments to anything.
KARMA AND DHARMA TO A BRAHMOADVAITIST For a brahmoadvaitist who is not attached to concepts like karma and dharma as actions to perpetrate duties and righteous objectives, dharma is what results from ones actions (karma) when one pursues truth. What is truth? Truth is that which descends on the mind when one is totally still in thoughts and therefore not attached to anything whatsoever. The accomplishments that are the result of this process is the product of brahmoadvaitic oneness with Reality. Nothing matters to a brahmoadvaitist. One is aloof. There is no joy, no tears with the turn of events. One may appear hard-hearted to others. That is the only way the brahmoadvaitist knows to learn the truth. It results in perfect actions (karma) and defines dharma.
A brahmoadvaitist can survive against all odds by the process of truth accommodation: that is the perfection of Creation by God Sri Krishna in the construction of Brahman-Nature. A brahmoadvaitist is without fear as nothing fazes him or is important to him. He just has the right tools of truth-acquired karma to guide his moment by moment activities as he navigates Brahman-Nature and survives another moment until his life is snuffed out of him through living the extent to which his genes permit.
Accordingly, I do not take any credit as I do not exist, only Brahma exists in me. I am Brahma and we live in Brahma-Nature that we accommodate into our thoughts and intellect when we discuss Brahmoadvaita. The brahmoadvaitist therefore does not use his or her intellect to guide his actions (karma) but truth alone. It charts the living conditions that is then experienced. Stillness of the mind is bliss and the experience is satchitananda.