It is impossible to change circumstances of life by following spiritual laws because there is no law in the realm of the formless soul, the innermost self. The laws imply duality. The duality is not reality from ultimate standpoint. The happiness, misery and the world are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. By realizing the essence as innermost self leads to Self-awareness. In self-awareness the physical based happiness, misery and the world are absent because there is only oneness.
Truth is hidden in everything and everywhere as formless substance and witness of the dual (waking or dream) and non-dual (deep sleep) experiences. To be enlightened is to know the formless substance and witness of the three states as ultimate truth.
The formless substance and witness is the soul or spirit or consciousness. The mind or universe or waking (experience of diversity) rises from the formless soul and subsides back as the soul or consciousness. Thus, the soul is the source the mind, which is present as universe. Universe rises as waking or dream subsides as deep sleep.
The three states are unreality on the standpoint of the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self. Thus, the self is neither the waking entity [ego] nor the self is the dream entity but the self is the formless soul or consciousness ,which witnesses the coming and going of the three states. Therefore, there is a need to learn to view and judge the three states on the base of soul as self, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman.
Pursuit of truth is to know the facts of one’s true existence. To Know the facts is to know the Truth. Most people are unaware of the fact that, physical existence or universe is mere mirage and live in a delusion Realization of Ultimate Truth or Brahman is the Gateway to freedom from experiencing duality as reality. Therefore there is a need to realize the fact that, the formless soul or consciousness is the innermost self, and soul or consciousness is the ultimate reality or Brahman. There is no truth without formless soul or consciousness.