Enlightenment same as Self-Realization
If someone asks
me, "Is enlightenment same as self-realization?"... The
answer is straight and clear... yes, enlightenment is same as self-realization
or God realization! All the three... enlightenment... self realization
and god realization mean the same!
What is the
meaning of enlightenment? What do people mean when they talk of
enlightenment! Is enlightenment easy to achieve? Can anyone world
over achieve enlightenment in ones lifetime? Can enlightenment be
gained over the Internet? Does enlightenment mean... death of the
ego within? Is it true if people say, "Death of the ego leads
definition of enlightenment... the meaning of enlightenment is best
explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the foremost of
all sacred scriptures existing on mother earth! Bhagavad Gita is
not sole propriety of Hinduism alone... it has universal appeal!
Any person world over... belonging to any religion, faith or belief
can follow teachings of Bhagavad Gita without converting to Hinduism!
If we follow
teachings contained in 700 shlokas verses of sacred Bhagavad Gita
sincerely and ceremoniously... one reaches stage of enlightenment
in ones lifetime! But the fact of matter is... understanding Bhagavad
Gita! The wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita can never be understood
literally... it needs reading in between the lines!
path of absolute truthfulness... by remaining sincere and truthful
all along any human being world over can understand the gist of
Bhagavad Gita! In absence of absolute truthfulness nothing contained
in Bhagavad Gita can ever be understood! In the present materialistic
world... remaining truthful all the time is the biggest task confronting
How to remain
truthful when most people world over (more particularly in India)
indulges in corruption and nefarious activities! By practicing patience,
persistence and perseverance of the highest order that can ever
be practiced by human beings, one can definitely understand wisdom
contained in Bhagavad Gita step-by-step... shloka by shloka (verse
lay in following materialistic tendencies! Prompted by a bloated
ego most human beings on mother earth do not govern their destiny!
They feel... their destiny is controlled by God Almighty! God Almighty
has nothing to do with destiny of human beings! For understanding
spiritual truths of life... we need establishing control over five
senses and mind!
of spiritual path... for travelers of spiritual path... reaching
stage of enlightenment is reaching end of cosmic life... the 8.4
millionth manifestation! Having gained enlightenment... the enlightened
one finally gains salvation (moksha)! Enlightenment announces reaching
end of cosmic journey... liberation from cycle of birth and death
in simpler words mean... our soul atman that was on its cosmic journey
of 8.4 million manifestations has finally reached cosmic end of
life... regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial
form forever! This happened moment human beings gained enlightenment
and finally salvation.
For a soul atman...
the human form is the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle!
Only in human form the soul atman within liberates self from cycle
of birth and death forever... never otherwise! Itself remaining
inert... no soul atman can purify self of its own! It needs a medium...
it needs manifesting itself through a physical form to cleanse self
of dross impurities within!
Travel in human
form is the most pleasant experience for a soul atman! Traveling
spiritual path in human form is that part of cosmic life which leads
human beings directly to God Almighty! The moment human beings reached
their inner self... their soul atman... the spirit within... all
was over for the soul atman within!
means understanding our true inner self... our soul atman gaining
absolute purity! God realization also means a soul atman reaching
cosmic end of life... God Almighty himself! This becomes possible
when a soul atman after gaining absolute purity merges with God
Almighty. This is how a child solves a puzzle... picking a piece
at a time and putting it in the right place!
If an independent
soul atman is an independent piece of puzzle... the completed puzzle
God Almighty! Every soul atman... pure or impure is God Almighty
in miniscule form existing within human beings at every stage of
life! Realizing our true inner essence... the spiritual consciousness
is what spirituality is all about!
can only be gained by following spiritual path... the uncharted
path of pure spirituality! We can get closer to God... we can realize
God following path of spirituality as detailed in sacred Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism! Self realization... God realization... enlightenment
can never be gained via path of religion... path of rituals!
stage of self realization... God realization is a permanent state!
Once realized... the bud having become a flower cannot become a
bud again! The process is always irreversible! Even God Almighty
does not interfere in matters cosmic! God Almighty always acts as
a Dhrishta (onlooker)... never interfering with creation of his!
The moment we
understand the correct definition of God Almighty... definition
of soul atman... the concept behind self realization... God realization...
enlightenment becomes clear of its own! God Almighty is not form
of human beings. It is a massive primordial cosmic power... the
combined total of all purified souls atmans in the cosmos at a given
moment of time!
If an independent
grain of sand is a soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! Gaining
enlightenment is reaching our inner pure state... the form of absolute
purity that can be achieved by a soul atman! Devoid of dross impurities
within... the impure soul atman finally gains absolute purity...
reaches cosmic end of life!
in absence of dross impurities within the need for a soul atman
to manifest life further now ceased to exist! Right from stage of
amoeba (single cell formation)... the first manifestation in cosmic
life cycle to stage of human beings gaining enlightenment... the
goal of life remains our soul atman gaining absolute purity!
The whole crux
of cosmic life is... every soul atman reaching its cosmic end, the
8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle! Ever since
a soul atman started its cosmic journey... it got mired in impurities!
To cleanse self of dross impurities within... starts cosmic life
cycle of every soul atman! The complex process of karma assists
every soul atman in reaching cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth
stage means... our soul atman has already manifested 7.3 million
forms in insect, plant and animal life! In the human form itself
we have 1.1 million manifestations to reach stage of enlightenment...
self realization... God realization! The prime reason why God realization...
self realization... enlightenment is not that easy to gain!
ordained a maximum journey of 12.4 million years in human form to
reach stage of enlightenment... self realization... God realization!
Accomplishing enlightenment in a lifespan of 70 to 80 years of life
is nothing short of a miracle! In the last about 150 years amongst
7 billion people existing world over only two persons gained enlightenment...
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
Ever since Christianity
got its footing... none other than Jesus Christ reached stage of
enlightenment! None in the West understands what enlightenment...
self realization... God realization is all about! Standing on second-floor
of empire state building we cannot view whole of New York... we
need climbing to top!
In field of
pure spirituality there are no shortcuts. We have to establish absolute
control over five senses and mind, practice absolute celibacy for
a minimum period of 12 years in continuation for reaching stage
of enlightenment... self realization... God realization! Only then
full awakening of Kundalini Shakti... the coiled Serpentine energy
lying dormant in base of spine gets activated!
The moment this
happens... the moment our kundalini awakens fully... the Sahasrara Chakra (thousand petaled Lotus) existing in our brain behind the
forehead opens fully! The entire wisdom of cosmos is now at our
tips... we practically become immortal... gain omniscience for all
practical purposes... become the knower of all!
one reaches stage of Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet
Mohammed! Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... both
became man gods by becoming an enlightened one! Following teachings
related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana is of
great help in realizing God... reaching stage of enlightenment!
the foremost of all sacred scriptures of Hinduism is one single
scripture knowing which human beings world over can easily gain
enlightenment! Albert Einstein the famous physicist activated his
brain 4%... normal human beings used their brain one percent! Albert
Einstein tried fathoming wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita in the
later stages of his life.
He was truly
fascinated by wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Is Enlightenment same
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