What is the purpose of life? What happens after death? Is there rebirth? Will our sins haunt us? Who am I really? Many of us in our modern, materialistic, fast changing lives wonder about life's many questions that leave us stranded and lost. While every religion/philosophy tries to answer some of life's questions, I have found Advaita philosophy articulated by Jagadguru (Teacher to the Universe) Adi Shankara to be the most effective and comprehensive in covering all of the life's questions/concerns/anxieties. It stands to debate/logic/ reasoning and is yet not complex. However, this philosophy is not widely known, not propagated, frequently misunderstood /ill understood. One would also be surprised to note that this philosophy is present in many religions e.g. Hindu, Christianity, Islam etc. There are immediate, practical benefits of Advaita to every life and also the true benefit of discovering life's purpose. Extracting and organizing key elements from the enunciations of Adishankara, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Karapatra Swami, this compendium aims to help explain the basic concepts, understanding them and next steps in the journey of the inquirer for self-discovery. May these help you in your journey of self-discovery and answers to life's open questions!!!