to Self Realization
(journey self realization)
the path to self realization... we need understanding the definition
of self realization! The concept of self realization as detailed
in Hinduism and other religions of the world! The concept of self realization... the
path of self realization can only be understood by one who is serious
about traveling the spiritual path!
If we make a
search on the topic of self realization on Google search engine
most websites that crop up relate to self realization Fellowship...
The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and also Sahaja yoga! All
are free to write anything yet one factor remains crucial... those
who have yet to realize God... are they competent to write on self
No matter what... a true seeker of spirituality
would reach the source of its own as did swami Vivekananda.
had a deep-rooted desire to see God! Venturing all over in search
of God he was told by someone that there was a Sadhu (a Hindu monk)
who had a hermitage across a particular River but it was not advisable
to meet the Sadhu in such an inclement weather! It was raining heavily...
few days had passed and the river was flowing to the brim.
odds Swami Vivekananda took a plunge in the night. As nothing was
visible except for a few flashes of moonlight... Swami Vivekananda
got hold of a log that was floating by and somehow crossed the river!
Even the best swimmers would have hesitated in crossing the river
at this time of night with waters flowing over the bank!
When Swami Vivekananda
returned after a day... the river was still in full spate! He somehow
crossed the river and reached his destination! Such was the ferocity
of Swami Vivekananda in searching for God that when people told
him what he had assumed as a log was a dead body of a human being...
he was least perturbed!
The willpower that Swami Vivekananda possessed was unsurpassable
by all means! If Swami Vivekananda had desired traveling the
path of self realization in his lifetime... he would have definitely
reached the goal of his life but he had other ideas! The benefit
of the community was foremost in his mind... he lived for the welfare
of the community until the end of his life!
determination that Winston Churchill demonstrated is necessitated
on the path to self realization! The journey of self realization
is not that easily covered... in the last about 150 years amongst
7 billion people existing world over only two persons traveled and
finally covered the path of self realization... Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
Both of these
spiritual stalwarts started on the path of self realization via
the path of bhakti yoga! As considerable number of years elapsed...
both of these spiritual stalwarts realized that the path to self
realization needs pursuing the path of jnana yoga! It was the path
of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom at the end of which lay
the fruits of spirituality... the stage of self realization!
The path of jnana yoga is best traveled as preached and advocated
in the sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism! For reaching God Almighty...
for realizing our true inner self... for liberating our soul atman
from the cycle of birth and death forever... one needs eradicating
from within karma forever! As long as karma existed... our soul
atman would continue manifesting bodies one after another!
It is ceasing
of karma that finally made soul atman free of all bondages of earthly
life! Only by traveling path of jnana yoga could human beings eradicate
the karma forever! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi
Ramana... the moment they realized this truth of life... it was
never looking back... both started assimilating the wisdom contained
in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism!
As far as the
formal education of both was concerned both were illiterates yet
in their lifetime they reached the stage of self realization by
traveling the path of jnana yoga... the path of absolute wisdom!
For understanding the intricacies of spiritual world... for understanding
the gist of Bhagavad-Gita one need not gain formal education!
the stage of enlightenment... for becoming a Mahavira, Gautama Buddha,
Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed one need not gain bookish knowledge!
It was the path of jnana yoga... the path of absolute wisdom
that finally paved way for Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi
Ramana realizing God in their lifetime!
path... whatever the means essence of life lay in both of them gaining
enlightenment at the end of journey! The path of self realization
is simple as advocated in sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism yet,
how many people follow the same! The gist of Bhagavad-Gita is available
for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India or
directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India yet, how many fathom
the depth of wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism?
It is not the
availability of sacred Scriptures... the dearth of sacred Scriptures
that is in question... it is the capability of the incumbent that
is questionable! Unless the serious seeker of spirituality has the
potential of Swami Vivekananda one can not travel the path of self
realization. Reaching the stage of self realization means reaching
end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
God Almighty ordained a journey of 1.1 million manifestations in
human form... an earthly life cycle of 12.4 million years for human
beings to reach the stage of self realization (termed enlightenment
in English). The path of self realization has its pitfalls... we
never know what God has in store for us on the spiritual path.
As many human
beings... as many different paths to God can there be! The path
of spirituality is not full of thorns... it is made up of thorns!
At every stage of life God Almighty tests us to the limits! Chances
of failure are absolute... the prime reason why one out of millions
finally succeeds in reaching the stage of self realization... the
stage of enlightenment!
On the path
of self realization foremost of all requirements is establishing
absolute control over five senses and the mind. In the physical
manifest world full of material riches galore... dogged by a bloated
ego... Wanton desires and greed for materialistic riches most human
beings fail to fix a goal in life... can such human beings be expected
to travel the spiritual path... path to self realization?
Establishing absolute control over sensual inhibitions... sexual
inhibitions is extremely difficult! In a world full of beautiful
ladies galore... keeping a tab on sexual energies becomes really
difficult! Unless we travel the path of absolute celibacy for a
minimum of 12 years in continuation... we simply cannot reach the
stage of self realization!
It is only
by practicing absolute celibacy... full awakening of the kundalini
becomes possible! To reach the end of cosmic life in a short
life span of 70 to 80 years... we need expediting the journey by
practicing absolute celibacy in totality! Sage Vishwamitra... a
very renowned sage of his era on sight of a maiden woman taking
bath in forlorn circumstances in deep dense jungles (forests) fell
from grace... he had to repeat the practice of absolute celibacy
all over again!
(popularly known as Osho) in the last stages of his spiritual pursuit
mixed sex with yoga... he bitterly failed in his experiment to the
extent that no country in the world was willing to accept him. He
was kicked out of United States of America unceremoniously! Finally
his motherland India came to his rescue... he died a disgraceful
On the path of pure spirituality... on the path of self realization
there is no scope for a single lapse! So was ordained by God Almighty!
The path of pure spirituality... the path to self realization demands
highest level of patience, persistence and perseverance that can
ever be practiced by a human being! Traveling the path of self realization
is walking on a razor's edge!
Most human beings
world over underestimate the power of spirituality... the power
of enlightenment... the merit in gaining self realization! Most
human beings I have met in life wanted to gain self realization
part-time... even while carrying out the chores of their daily routine
life! The system of God Almighty demands highest level of perfection...
it is never a part time job!
requires a journey of millions of earthly years in the human form...
if we desire covering it in a life span of 70 to 80 years... we
definitely need to take the elevator straight up! By moving
ahead one step at a time we simply cannot cover the journey in a
life span of 70 to 80 years! It is by following the path of absolute
celibacy... it is by transmuting the complete sexual energies at
our disposal... we finally climbed the elevator to the top!
Self realization can only be reached while living the life of
a hermit is a misnomer. Even while living in family life human beings
can accomplish this almost incomprehensible task! The journey
of self realization is difficult... extremely painful at times yet,
keeping our best foot forward one step at a time human beings can
reach the stage of self realization in one's lifetime!
When 11 years
of age I had a deep-rooted desire to see and meet God in this very
life. Not knowing what God Almighty meant I firmed up my desire
when 13 years of age! Come whatever may in this very life I shall
see and meet God! 25 years of yoga meditation... that included 14
years practice of absolute celibacy... I finally realized God in
1993 at 37 years of age!
I have reached
the end goal of spiritual pursuit... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
the last in the cosmic life cycle! Nowhere else to go further I
shall but attain moksha (salvation) at the end of journey. The moment
I leave my mortal frame... I shall as a liberated soul atman enter
the abode of God... the kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism).
I have seen the sun in its full glory! I have treaded the path
of self realization! I have reached the Mount Everest of spirituality.
I can differentiate truth from falsehood! There is nothing beyond
my means that I cannot know! The wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita
has become like ABCD to me... as if I had dictated the contents
of Bhagavad-Gita in one of my earlier manifestations!
I have reached
the end goal of spiritual life even while remaining within the confines
of the family! I know it is possible... but really difficult...
more so when we see the absolute beauty created by God Almighty
all around! Controlling fights senses and the mind is a gigantic
task... something totally incomprehensible by the commoners... the
Only a true
seeker of spirituality can comprehend what self realization nee
enlightenment truly means! On my various websites exist a horde
of articles; fathoming gist of which human beings can reach stage
of self realization, the stage of enlightenment! In various essays
are hidden clues and mantras unveiling which wisdom of the ages
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains more on Path
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