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Becoming Enlightened


Becoming enlightened via path of spirituality is the only path ordained by God Almighty! One cannot become enlightened via path of Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity or following path of religion... rituals! Becoming enlightened simply means our soul atman... the spirit within finally reaching cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!

As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism the journey of life always belonged to our soul atman... the spirit within and never the human form! Our soul atman... the spirit within is the absolute master and controller of human body and not vice versa! Every soul atman manifests a human form to work out its karma... cleanse self of dross impurities within!

Only in human form every soul atman reached cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! The human form is the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle! Becoming enlightened means our soul atman finally liberating self from cycle of birth and death forever... regaining its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form!

After human beings reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)... need for soul atman to manifest another body ceased to exist! In absence of any karma... need for soul atman to manifest life further ended forever! Reaching stage of an enlightened one means becoming a man god like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed!

Becoming an enlightened one... becoming a Mahavira... becoming a Buddha is reaching cosmic end of life! The liberated soul atman finally entered abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)! Vaikuntha in Hinduism is a place of no return! Having entered Vaikuntha (kingdom of god) the liberated soul atman never returns back to manifest life further!


Reaching stage of Vaikuntha simply means the liberated soul atman finally reaching its end goal of life! From the first manifestation as an amoeba (single cell formation) to last stage as human beings... goal of life for every soul atman remained liberation from cycle of birth and death forever! Travel in human form is the most pleasant experience for a soul atman.

Why would you want to be enlightened... ask many on mother earth? The answer to their query is... human beings practically have no other alternative! Reaching 8.4 millionth manifestation when human beings gained enlightenment and finally salvation is the end goal of every human being on mother earth!

The second query people ask... How to become enlightened? The answer to this query... how to become enlightened lay in human beings traveling spiritual path! Only by traveling uncharted path of spirituality... never religion or rituals human beings finally became enlightened! Traveling spiritual path meant unveiling the truth of our inner self... our soul atman the spirit within!


Knowing our true inner self... realizing our true inner self is what enlightenment is all about! A soul atman reaching its cosmic glory... its absolute pure form is what enlightenment is all about! Human beings can cut across shackles of karma by establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. In the present materialistic age establishing control over five senses and mind is difficult yet, not impossible!

Furthermore, human beings needed practicing control over absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation... only then full awakening of kundalini energy was mandated by God Almighty! Practice of absolute celibacy need not involve establishing control over sexual abstinence alone... absolute celibacy meant negating the flow of negative thoughts in entirety!

When not a single negative thought entered our brain uninvoked... one practically reached zenith of absolute celibacy... prime reason why 90% celibacy needs to be practiced mentally! Non-indulgence in sex constituted hardly 10% of the total job! In a fully charged sensual environment practicing absolute celibacy is very difficult to practice yet, not impossible!


For a serious seeker of spirituality... for one who seriously desires reaching God in present life time... nothing seems impossible on spiritual path! For one who possesses willpower demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda... one who could travel with all eggs in one basket... reaching God in present life time becomes a real possibility!

What hinders our spiritual development is presence of a bloated ego! Most human beings on mother earth failed to control their ego... can such people ever be expected to travel spiritual path sincerely and diligently! Traveling spiritual path is not rhetoric of ephemeral world... path of spirituality demands highest level of perfection that can ever be practiced by human beings!

Practicing patience, persistence and perseverance of the highest order I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! This is my last birth... the last manifestation! I have practically reached end goal of spiritual life... Mount Everest of spiritual pursuit! This being my last manifestation... the moment I leave my mortal frame I shall attain salvation (moksha)!


Becoming enlightened... reaching stage of enlightenment in present materialistic world is very difficult... prime reason why in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over only two persons gained enlightenment (self realization)... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!

Both these spiritual stalwarts started their spiritual journey via path of bhakti yoga! Subsequently both switched to path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom)! As per Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... ignorance within our soul atman can only be removed via path of jnana yoga... never path of bhakti yoga or karma yoga!

There is one very important fact that people traveling spiritual path must recognize in the earlier stages of life! No matter how much I searched... in my entire life I could not find an enlightened teacher... an enlightened master who could guide me in the journey of life! Finally one day I was so cross with God Almighty that I decided to end my life!


And lo... the moment this thought entered my mind... a thought flashed to me from top ... why not ask God Almighty himself to become my guide in the journey of life! And to my surprise, God Almighty willingly agreed! My quest to find a spiritual master... spiritual guru finally ending... my entire life was now in the hands of God Almighty himself!

Thereafter it was never looking back! Inherently I knew that no matter what... I would finally succeed in reaching cosmic end of life when I can have a communion with God Almighty on one-to-one basis! In the wee hours of third of August 1993, I was called to the roof of my house and God Almighty showed me whole cosmos from beginning to end!

I had finally reached cosmic end of life! Since 4 AM onwards God Almighty gave me a dictation and only after reading the contents I came to know... I was an independent soul atman on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years! Owing all to absolute faith, I had in God Almighty... I finally reached end of cosmic life!


If humanity thinks there is no dearth of enlightened persons on mother earth... let me make it absolutely clear... apart from Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... in the last about 150 years none world over gained enlightenment! Truly enlightenment is not that easy to gain as most human beings think!

It is only by traveling in footsteps of enlightened masters... I had finally reached cosmic end of life! Throughout my life I read literature related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana. Inherently I knew all along that both these spiritual stalwarts had reached cosmic end of life... gained enlightenment (self realization) in their lifetime!

In simpler terms... gaining enlightenment is becoming a man god like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed! Reaching stage of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi Ramana is what life is all about! Any human being world over seriously wanting to know God in present life time must dwell in teachings of Bhagavad Gita... the most sacred scripture existing on mother earth!


I was born in a Jain family... our family preceptor was Mahavira yet, I believed more in Lord Krishna... an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form)... termed messiah by most human beings! Avatars are different form man gods. The power of an avatar is that of a man God coupled with powers of Chanakya (the most able administrator in the history of mankind)!

The highest stage human beings can reach is state of an avatar (God manifest in human form)! Yet, coming of an avatar is necessitated every 3500 to 5000 years to uplift Dharma... to re-establish Dharma (righteousness)! Man gods can be many but an avatar is one and only one! About 3600 years before now came Lord Krishna... in present people await coming of Bhagavan Kalki... a messiah of present era... the new age!

For seeking enlightenment... for becoming an enlightened one... traveling path of spirituality detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is an absolute must! One single sacred scripture... Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism suffices for human beings to gain enlightenment in present times! Other than Bhagavad Gita one need not refer to Vedas (Hinduism revelations)!


The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita suffice for human beings reaching stage of enlightenment in present materialistic age. The difficulty is... teachings of Bhagavad Gita can never be assimilated literally... one needs reading in between the lines! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is a simple document that needs to be studied independent of every other scripture!

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is not the propriety of Hinduism alone... it has universal appeal! Any human being world over... belonging to any religion, faith, belief, caste or creed can follow teachings of Bhagavad Gita even while following... remaining in ones religion! For learning the gist of Bhagavad Gita one need not convert to Hinduism either!

Remaining wherever we are... one can follow the teachings of sacred Bhagavad Gita ceremoniously without fail! Ever since I realized God in 1993 the contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita have become like ABCD to me... it is as if I had dictated the contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my previous manifestations!


The journey of enlightenment... the goal of self realization is meant for those serious seekers of spirituality who desire becoming enlightened in present life time! Who knows what we shall be in the next manifestation... why not travel spiritual path now?

To summarize it all, I again repeat for becoming enlightened... remaining religious... following rituals carry no meaning! It is only through path of spirituality human beings finally gained enlightenment and salvation! Make Bhagavad Gita your spiritual master... your spiritual guide in the journey of life and you shall not remain far behind!

Journey of spiritual life truly belonged to those ardent seekers of spirituality who search for truth and only truth throughout their life! Traveling path of absolute truthfulness all along is an absolute necessity of spiritual path! It is only by following path of absolute truthfulness one could hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman that seemed to come from within our heart!


Dictated by promptings of my soul atman I finally cleared all hurdles of spiritual path! In present times if I say... there is not a single enlightened being world over... I say it with experience as I have reached cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!

Do not cling to ephemeral fantasies of life! Do not remain dominated by a bloated ego! Do not pursue material goals of life! After death of body what gets carried forward to next life are virtues earned... never the materialistic wealth! Why linger the spiritual journey when becoming an enlightened one is the absolute goal of present human life!

No matter what the present impulse... pursuing spiritual path is a necessity of present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age! Enlightenment simply cannot be granted by an enlightened one... what to say of religious preachers! Enlightenment is not achieved in bulk! At a given moment of time not many enlightened masters appear on surface of earth!


If 50 Gautama Buddha... 40 Mahavira descended on mother earth simultaneously... the whole humanity would go haywire! Who to worship or not... prime reason why at a time not more than one or two spiritual masters... enlightened ones appeared on mother earth! Gautama Buddha was a contemporary of Mahavira! Similarly Maharishi Ramana was a contemporary of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa!

Most enlightened masters in the history of mankind descended from India! India is the citadel of spirituality... the summum bonum of spiritual life! Lord Krishna belonged to India and so did Mahavira and Gautama Buddha! Both Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed owed their wisdom to Nalanda and Taxila universities of erstwhile Bharatvarsha (now India)!

India is a country from where germinated most enlightened persons that roamed planet Earth! In present times one may not find an enlightened teacher all over India yet, for becoming an enlightened one... for gaining enlightenment... assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is an absolute necessity!

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contains purity and only purity! Following teachings of Bhagavad Gita sincerely and diligently any human being world over can truly become enlightened! What more could a lusting human form desire out of life!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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