(kaivalya jnana - enlightenment)
Enlightenment (aka kaivalya
jnana in Hinduism) is the absolute and final crux of life. Enlightenment is the
goal of every spiritual seeker... the end of spirituality! Enlightenment can only
be obtained in the form of a human being. All lower forms of life after passing
through 7.3 million manifestations reach the stage of human beings.
is reaching the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last leg in the
cosmic life cycle. Reaching the stage of enlightenment means our
soul atman within our heart that has manifested the body shall finally
liberate forever from the cycle of birth and death and gain salvation
(aka moksha in Hinduism).
enlightenment and salvation... every liberated soul atman reaches
the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism). This is a point
of no return. Right from the stage of an amoeba (single cell formation)
(the first manifestation in the cosmic life cycle) and until the
8.4 millionth manifestation, every soul atman passes through the
stages of multi-cell formation, insect life, plant life, animal
life and finally the form of a human being.
is for spiritual seekers... it has no concern whatsoever with religion. Those
who travel the path of spirituality alone can gain enlightenment and finally salvation.
is gained by controlling the five senses and the mind. This is possible by practicing
absolute truthfulness in every single act of ours. No exceptions of any kind are
one needs to practice absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years. Coupled
with Neti (not this, not this) as practiced and advocated by Maharishi Ramana
in the Shavasana pose of yoga... one ultimately reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa
is the stage when one comes face to face with God on one-to-one basis. Experiencing
absolute bliss... one can remain in communion with God for days together. Reaching
the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi is the end of journey for every spiritual seeker.
One finally reaches the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
said than done... seeking enlightenment is not the goal of many. God Almighty
destined gaining enlightenment in a total span of 8.4 million manifestations (an
earthly journey of 96.4 million years)... a long journey indeed!
Essay by: Vijay
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Essence Enlightenment. For more details
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