Both are true...
yes, both the concepts! We truly have monkeys as our ancestors.
Why? It is a fact of life that human beings are limited by the life
span of 70 to 80 years. It is our soul atman... the spirit within
that is the actual master and controller of the body. It is our
soul atman... the spirit within that has manifested the human form
to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities within! It
is not within the powers of a human body to manifest a soul atman.
Every soul atman
in its cosmic life cycle manifests a total of 8.4 million bodies
before it liberates itself from the cycle of birth and death forever.
Amongst 8.4 million manifestations... the initial 7.3 million manifestations
are in insect, plant and animal form. The remaining 1.1 million
manifestations are in the human form.
period of 1.1 million manifestations... human beings are expected
to reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and then finally
salvation (moksha). Does this mean before reaching the stage of
human beings... we have already remained all forms of insects, plants
and animals! Yes, the truth is so!
The human form
is the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle. It is only
in the human form our soul atman... the spirit within regains its
original lost pure prime pristine primordial form... never otherwise!
In no other manifest form other than human beings does the soul
atman liberate itself permanently from the cycle of birth and death.
belongs to the soul atman and not the human form. The moment any
soul atman... the spirit within liberates itself from the cycle
of birth and death forever... it reaches the stage of immortality.
The moment human beings gained enlightenment and finally salvation...
one is said to have reached the stage of immortality... for the
soul atman within becomes free forever!
In the bodily
form... immortality can never be gained. It was never meant to be.
Gaining immortally and living in heaven (termed Swarga in Hinduism)
are not to be. Heaven exists in the core of sun where temperatures
exceed millions of degrees centigrade. It is in such high temperatures
the soul atman feels comfortable.
Naraka in Hinduism) exists in the periphery of the sun where temperatures
are considerably less. It is in such low temperatures the soul atman
suffers for eternity. In absence of matching parents not available
on Mother Earth... the hibernating soul atman remains in the kingdom
of heaven if the residual balance of karma is positive... hell if
The goal of
human life always is and always remains... liberating our soul atman...
the spirit within from the cycle of birth and death forever. Gaining
enlightenment at the earliest is the ultimate goal of every human
form. Whether we do it now or leave it for future manifestations...
is the sole prerogative of every individual human being! Who knows
what we shall be in the next manifestation... why not travel the
spiritual path now!
the stage of enlightenment and salvation by human beings... the
liberated soul atman finally enters the abode of God... the kingdom
of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism). Vaikuntha is a place of no return.
Until the dissolution of the Cosmos occurs... the liberated souls
atmans remains in Vaikuntha... the kingdom of God Forever!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Gaining Immortality.
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