(kaivalya jnana - enlightenment)
Mankind... the human being
is the highest manifested stage in the cosmic life cycle of the soul atman. In
absence of mankind... the Cosmos would become absolutely stagnant and worthless.
Why? No soul atman can remove the impurities within (the dross within) on its
own! To work out its karma it needs to manifest a body. Right from the first manifestation
as an amoeba to the last... the 8.4 millionth manifestation as a human being...
this circle of life moves on.
as in an ore... the metal within cannot purify itself on its own... it needs the
requisite mining machinery... The soul atman also needs a body to purify itself...
to remove the dross within! The cosmic life cycle of a soul atman starts by manifesting
the form of an amoeba (single cell formation). It further evolves into multi-cell
formation, insect life, plant life, animal life and finally the form of a human
is only as a human being the soul atman within can liberate itself from the cycle
of birth and death. The soul atman gets its final release only when a human being
gains enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). Thereafter
it is a direct journey to the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism) for the
soul atman within.
cosmic life cycle... one single span of life for a soul atman gets completed in
96.4 million earthly years... a chain of 8.4 million manifestations. It is a long
journey ordained by God Almighty. No human being is supposed to gain enlightenment
easily. That was not meant to be. All the temptations, wanton desire and greed
for materialistic riches are part of life... not for the soul atman within but
for the human being... the manifested form!
journey of life is governed by the five senses and the mind. It is only when a
human being gains control over the five senses and the mind... one reaches the
stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Thereafter it is a dialogue with God on one-to-one
basis. Having reached stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
one finally reaches the stage of enlightenment followed by salvation!
spiritual path is uncharted... it is difficult but not impossible! In the last
about 150 years only two persons reached the stage of enlightenment (amongst a
horde of 6500 million people living on Mother Earth). They were... Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
any given point of time the sum total of the Cosmos must always remain zero. If
we have day... we also have night. If we have fire... we also have equivalent
water. If we have God... we also have Satan. If we have riches... we also have
poverty. If we find happiness... we also see sorrow! These equal and opposite
powers were created by God to maintain a balance in the Cosmos.
is purely a prerogative of human beings to invoke positive or negative thoughts
at a given moment of time. Those who invoke negative thoughts indulge in destructive
activities. Those who invoke positive thoughts become creative. What to invoke...
what not to invoke was left in the hands of human beings by God Almighty.
is the prime reason why the power of discrimination was handed over to mankind.
It is this power of discrimination that differentiates animals from human beings.
On the negative plane... we behave like an animal. Remaining positive makes us
desire gaining enlightenment in this very life... we need to take absolute control
of the five senses and the mind. Thereafter practicing absolute celibacy for a
minimum period of 12 years is an essential must. Following the path of Neti (not
this, not this)... as preached and advocated by Ramana Maharshi the Shavasana
way is a sure shot method to gain enlightenment.
Essay by: Vijay
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Gaining Enlightenment. For more details
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