Rest in the consciousness by realizing the world in which you exist is nothing but the consciousness. The Soul is the fullness of the consciousness without division of the form, time , and space. Thus the consciousness alone is real and eternal all else is mere an illusion created out of the consciousness.
The person who bases on the birth, life, death and the world is trying to find the meaning of life. There is no meaning or purpose of the life because the life is mere happening within the dualistic illusion (world). Thus, the karma based on the physical entity is based on the birth, life, and death, which is part and parcel of the dualistic illusion.
The consciousness is the cause of the universe and it itself is uncaused. The universe is nothing but the consciousness. The modern science has yet to discover the consciousness is the cause of the universe, which was discovered and declared by Sage Sri, Sankara 1200 years back.
Advaita is no the philosophy, but Advaita is the nature of the Soul. There is no second thing exists other than the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness. At that ultimate understanding - there is only Self-awareness. Existence-consciousness cannot be divided. If one sees divisions they are only apparent and not real. If one takes the apparent as real, then all others factors become as real.
The Advaita is the oldest wisdom of India has been buried under the debris of religion, diverse beliefs, diverse philosophy, theories, and ideologies paths and practices.
People misinterpret and falsify as they want to suit their taste. Advaita is not a theory but the truth, which is beyond the form, time, and space. People do not want to inquire into the truth and have no time for investigate; they imagine Advaita in their own way.
So even in the ancient days people did not care for Advaita; they wanted religion; hence Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana got lost. Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana is kept as “the supreme secret by the Sages of truth.
deeper self-search produces the realization of the universal truth. The seeker who achieves perfection in Soulcentric reasoning realizes the truth in time.
The Soul is the innermost Self. Do not search for truth in the religion, religious books. Nothing is real but the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness. The consciousness is everywhere and in everything. The consciousness alone is real and eternal and all else is an illusion.
Those who know the world in which they exist in truth will realize the world in which they exist is created out of a single stuff. That single stuff is the consciousness. The consciousness is the cause of the world and it itself is uncaused.