What you call real i.e. this world is a dream, but what you call dream/myth i.e. soul is real.
Brahma Satyam Jagat Mithya - Vivekachudamani
Soul is the real self, not the body which will be destroyed by death and so does the mind's temporary ego of current body with it. Hence, Aryans perform the shraddas for dead person's soul finding rest from its ego ...
Everything is known to only Omniscient God, not a finite form with an ego or intellect.
Truth cant be realized through meditation nor Tapas nor Yoga.
The Conversation between Dattatreya and an Accomplished Yogi
A king used to go to Kapil Muni regularly for his darshan and satsang.
Once, when the king was at the Muni’s ashram, Dutta, Skanda, Lomasha
The meditation technique applicable to individuals will differ person to person. Only an accomplished Guru can prescribe the correct meditation method for any eligible person.
The following is an excerpt from the Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi.
M.: Inasmuch as you say you are ignorant, you are wise. Is he a madman
who says that he is mad? Guru’s Grace ...
If I may, I will recommend you shambhavi mudra by Sadhguru (Isha Foundation). It is really great for beginners. (I just started 3 weeks ago and it helps.)
I am really desperate to know everything.
Please don't, it causes too much stress, let it come to you in time.
Where self mean me, my mind, my soul, its origin, its future
That might take a lot of time,...