I don't trust vedanta: it looks like a fake spirituality based on philosophical talks.
Gurus use to minutely describe what you're about to find in your spiritual quest, thus preventing you from discovering entirely different truths.
In fact, this is pretty much the Hua t'ou meditation practice of Ch'an buddhism. The only difference being that in Buddhism, you rely on the question to develop a strong feeling of doubt and settle the mind in that. It's not used to discover a self by mean of reflective thinking, but to stop the mind and prepare oneself to experience reality as it is.
You are free to believe what you want. Those of us who live the teachings of Vedanta don't need your seal of approval