(spiritual path - enlightenment)
Self realization is traveling
the spiritual path. Every human being has two facets of life. The physical manifest
form controlled by five senses and the mind that craves for wanton desires and
materialistic riches. Our spiritual being... the real self of us governed by our
soul atman within! None can go astray.
and the physical manifested life are two sides of the same coin.
Both coexist and none defies the other. One may be absolutely materialistic
in nature yet; the spark of spirituality existing within us in form
of our soul atman residing in our heart always helps us differentiate
right from wrong. To act or not to act is the sole prerogative of
every human being.
On the contrary
we may live a pure spiritual life... yet, we venture into the domain
of materialistic wants as the empty stomach prompts us for it. Unless
one completely burns ones karma, we never get absolved from the
physical manifested phase of life. Gautama Buddha tried that but
failed. He tried leading a pure spiritual life without having burnt
his karma in totality... he failed to achieve much wandering in
the deep dense forests (jungles).
on the path of pure spirituality and self realization must establish absolute
control over the five senses and the mind. Only then our karma gets burnt in totality.
Having absolved ourselves of any balance karma... one finally reaches the stage
of Nirvikalpa Samadhi and gains enlightenment.
self realization is a long journey indeed. Right from the stage of first manifestation
as an amoeba (single cell formation) and until the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
the crux of every cosmic life is gaining enlightenment. No matter what... every
living form gains enlightenment (Kaivalya Jnana) and finally salvation (moksha
in Hinduism) in the 8.4 millionth manifestation.
come to the cosmic end of life... one gains entry to the abode of God (aka Vaikuntha
in Hinduism)! This is a point of no return. Having reached the kingdom of God
(Vaikuntha in Hinduism)... no purified soul atman can return on a life supporting
planet to manifest life again. Having purified forever... this soul atman remains
in abode of God (Vaikuntha in Hinduism) until dissolution of cosmos takes place.
human beings alone there are 1.1 million manifest stages of life. Does this mean
after having taken birth as a human being we are required to travel the spiritual
path for a period of 12.1 million earthly years before one reaches stage of enlightenment
(Kaivalya Jnana). Yes... the truth is so!
whatever stage of life a human being may be... one is permitted to cut short the
journey and gain enlightenment at every level of human life. It has the sanction
of God Almighty. I started in search of God when 11 years of age. At 37 yrs of
age... I realized God in the present life. Amongst 1.1 million manifest stages...
in whatever stage I may have been... I reached the end of my cosmic life... the
8.4 millionth manifestation!
across the shackles of physical manifested life... gaining absolute control over
the five senses and the mind is really tough indeed... The prime reason why God
destined this journey to be completed in 12.1 million earthly years! Before we
embark on the journey of gaining self realization... one thing is made absolutely
clear! In the domain of God and souls atmans... there is no relationship with
soul atman in whole Cosmos is an independent entity. As we proceed on the path
of pure spirituality... all relationships are left behind. We need to cut across
the shackles of attachment bondage (aka Moha in Hinduism)... and starts the most
testing time of life.
whom we call our own... the wife, children, the elders in the family become strangers
to us. We intend to follow the path of spirituality... not they! We understand
that family bonding was but an ephemeral phase in the life of a human being. For
those who do not fathom the death of our wisdom... who shall explain to them that
we are intent upon leaving the garb of a human being forever!
those who strictly follow the spiritual path understand that the human body itself
is a garb... an outer covering for the soul atman within. For our soul atman within
to get liberated forever from the cycle
of birth and death... we need bid goodbye forever from our near and
in all affairs concerned is the most important ingredient on the path of pure
spirituality. In practical life practicing absolute truthfulness is almost next
to impossible... In the circumstances how does one sustain a living! Balancing
between the two is the Agni pariksha one faces almost daily in life.
the path of pure spirituality demands highest level of truthfulness! Absolute
control over the five senses and the mind can be established the moment we start
practicing absolute truthfulness in day-to-day affairs of life. Practicing meditation
yoga are secondary aspects of life. What use doing meditation yoga if we are not
truthful to ourselves and god.
Almighty is all the time watching us. A minuscule part of God Almighty is always
present in every living being as the soul atman within our heart. Whenever we
tend to go wrong... the sweet small voice of our soul atman within prompts us
to go on the right path. It is this power of soul atman that guides us in the
spiritual journey of life.
hear this sweet small voice of our soul atman within... we need to travel the
path of absolute truthfulness. Only then one can follow the dictates of our soul
atman within. Self realization is removing the duality that exists between our
soul atman within and the body.
day we recognize that our soul atman within the body is the real essence of us
and body was merely a garment that helped in purification of the soul atman within...
we reach the stage of self realization that very moment.
types of meditation techniques, all forms of yoga have only one goal in common...
realize self at the earliest. And to realize this self we need to start on the
journey practicing absolute truthfulness. As we proceed on the spiritual path...
we need to practice absolute celibacy for a continuous minimum period of 12 years.
It is essential for full Kundalini awakening to occur.
Realization: No matter what... every living form gains enlightenment and finally
salvation in the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
Sahasrara Chakra existing within our brain opens the moment full awakening of
Kundalini occurs. This leads one to enlightenment (Kaivalya Jnana) and finally
salvation (moksha in Hinduism) in the present life. One for all practical reasons
becomes omniscient reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
a nutshell, practicing truthfulness all along we need to transgress the boundaries
of senses and the mind. Practicing Neti and celibacy we ultimately reach the stage
of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... a stage when one can have a dialogue with God on one-to-one
basis and that too permanently.
the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi means reaching the cosmic end of life... the 8.4
millionth manifestation! It is the end of life for our soul atman within. Further
onwards... our soul atman within would not have to manifest any further body.
Essay by: Vijay
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Reaching Self-Realization. For more
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