is not a religion... it is a way of life! It is Hinduism which explains
to the world that our mortal world is ephemeral in nature. Our soul
atman within the body is the real essence of life. Our soul atman
within has taken the body to work out its karma. The moment the
complete dross within removes... the soul atman regains its prime
pure pristine original form and goes back to the kingdom of God
(aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism).
from the cycle of birth and death is the ultimate goal of every
soul atman. The moment human being gains enlightenment (kaivalya
jnana) and salvation (moksha)... the soul atman reaches the last
leg of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! The form
of a human being is the highest manifest stage in life! Only as
a human being can one gain enlightenment and salvation... never
from heaven or hell can a soul atman directly go to the kingdom
before Lord Krishna was born (about 3600 years ago)... no religion practically
existed on Mother Earth. In the circumstances... how did humanity survive? The
essence of life is all explained in Hinduism which consists of many sacred scriptures...
the revered Vedas and the Upanishads. The primary Vedas... the Rig Veda, Sama
Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda are very voluminous documents. When Lord Krishna
came into the scene... the gist of all the Vedas was reduced into the Sacred Bhagavad
Gita that contains the essence of Hinduism!
Gita is one sacred document... the knower of which becomes the knower of all!
For living the practical manifest life of 70 to 80 years, one must follow the
dictates of Ramayana. For a serious seeker of spirituality who desires gaining
enlightenment and salvation in this life... following the dictates and teachings
of Bhagavad Gita is of foremost importance! Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given
to mankind by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata contains those pearls of wisdom... knowing
which one easily steps into the kingdom of God!
practically exists from times immemorial... it has no beginning! In other words
it can also be stated as Sanatana Dharma. Before any religion came into existence...
mankind survived the rigors of day-to-day life by following the tenets of Dharma.
And what is Dharma? Dharma can be best defined as, "Your right to do what
is just and right and not what was destined". It is Dharma that governed
the destiny of mankind before any religion came into existence. Every religion
primarily is a following of the teachings of enlightened masters.
is the spiritual masters of the world... for knowing Hinduism... one need not
convert to Hindu religion! Every human being can follow the tenets of Hinduism
to the last! One may be a Christian... still follow the teachings of Hinduism
at large! Hinduism never criticizes any other religion whatsoever. What can be
more sacrosanct for Hinduism other than the fact Mahavira, Gautama Buddha and
to some extent even Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... all belonged to India.
Lord Krishna... an Avatar of the era (God manifest in human form) also belonged
to India. Hinduism is the beginning and also an end unto itself!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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