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The Eternal Truth

The "Eternal Truth" governing the entire system of the Universe is a truth par excellence. No Human Being ever fully comprehends the system built by the "Creator". Project this truth towards the general masses ... Persons holding high positions in the society get antagonized.

They turn the masses against you. Their ego, the "I" within refuses to accept any change in the existing Spiritual and moral values of the society. They do not comprehend ... "Eternal Truth" is one. Different people interpret it differently.

Break the cordon of illusion around you. Never get bogged down by non factual values followed by the society ... Values not based on the doctrine of "Eternal Truth". Do not become a slave within yourself. Live a Life of choice. The doctrine of "Eternal Truth" hidden in the sacred Scriptures of every religion is the basis of "Mahabharata ... An epic written by sage Vyasa.

What is "Chakravayuha" as described in "Mahabharata"? Abhimanyu the great son of Arjuna in the battle with Kauravas knew the path of going within the "Chakravayuha" but not of coming out. He learnt this while in his Mother's womb. You enter "Chakravayuha of Life" unconsciously at birth.

Resultant Karma of your past is responsible for the "Samsaric jivan" you spend on Mother Earth. This compulsory performance of Karma based on samskar's of earlier lives manifested by your "Atman" is the "Chakravayuha of Life". You have to live ... in or out of it.

Your Destiny

Based on earlier samskar's, if you are destined to be born in the house of a blacksmith ... It is natural you become a blacksmith. You become a blacksmith not of your Atman's sweet will. You enter the "Chakravayuha of Life" bound by the samskar's of your earlier births. You need strong will power to plan and methodically come out of this "Chakravayuha" ... Enter a profession of your choice.

You become the master of your destiny based on your will power. You who continue to live in the prison of "Chakravayuha" are wasting valuable time on the alter of ignorance. Life is not a burden unjustly imposed. You have power within you to come out of the "Chakravayuha". Life is a gift, a boon from God, to enjoy the beautiful World created by it.

The animal or plant Life is never able to get out of the "Chakravayuha of Life". They get reprieve after manifesting as a Human Being. "God" vested power to think and excel only with Human Beings. Break the bonds of "slavery from within" ... The "Chakravayuha of Life". Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King thought par excellence and never let "Chakravayuha of Life" bog them down.

Rise from slumber

"Dharma" ... Your right to do what is just and right and not what was destined. One is destined to be born in a particular family based on Karma of past lives. You as a child are bound to adopt the family profession or a profession to the liking of the head of the family. No child can choose one's profession ... you do not know what suits best.

Decision taken by your parents is binding ... You start on a journey of Life framed by them. You start working with little interest, the "Atman" within prompting changeover at the first opportunity. You realize the "Eternal Truth" ... human form is only a "clothing for the "Atman" within. You take a wise decision and become a leader in a profession of your calling.

Live a Life of content full of joys and happiness ... Happiness which comes from within. Happiness gained from materialistic achievements is alluring. Keep away from it. Live as a closed knit family. Love all living beings. The subtle truth hidden in the sacred Scriptures of every religion is same. All religions are different paths for obtaining a common goal.

Understand the "Eternal truth" i.e. "who am I", for "I" is not the manifested form i.e. a "jiva" but is the "Atman" within, the true inner self.

Realize the cosmic truth

Understand the true purpose of your cosmic journey. Start living a Life of content for thou can't harm anyone. Every "jiva" has an "Atman" within. All Atman's generate from the same source ... All are the same. All Atman's are mirror images of the physical self. "Atman" within every "jiva" being same ... Can we harm our brethren "jiva" be it a Human, animal or plant.

Every Human Being while plucking a ripe fruit feels happy. Pluck an unripe one ... you feel guilty. Are you not shortening the Life of a jiva ... Disturbing the balance of nature. Had it not been so ... You would pluck everything in its early stages. Do you relish eating an unripe fruit. Artificial ripening affect the taste ... Causes gastric disorders.

Rapid Scientific advancements makes us commit blunders unknowingly. some are inevitable. Most are committed to satisfy financial greed ... the inherent lust of a Human Being. We incur wrath of the nature for committing such offenses. "None is supposed to meddle with the affairs of his". back to reincarnation the truth behind taking re-birth

Past Life

Past Life: Wanting to know who I was in my Past Life?

Before we tread into the domain of Past Life... we need to understand the present and the future carefully. Before indulging in our Past Life we also need to know the purpose of life journey as a whole.

Starting from the beginning... in the chronological order as the evolution took place... we shall find that we started the journey as an Amoeba (single cell formation)... this was the first manifestation which occurred in the life of every Human Being.

Traveling further into the Past Life we find the evolutionary tendencies existing within every living being prompted this single cell formation to multiply into two cell formation and finally multi-cell organisms. (All these form the core of Past Life of every Human Being).

With passage of time... the multi-cell organism evolved into an insect, then into plant life, an animal and finally as a Human Being. It takes an average of about 7.3 million manifestations before every journey culminates into the level of a Human Being. A long journey of about 80 earthly million years!

This is by no standard a small journey by our Soul Atman existing within every living being. Here while talking of Past Life we also need to understand that the journey is being undertaken by the Soul within every living being and our body... the manifest from is but the outer covering for every Soul Atman which is necessitated for our soul Atman cannot remove the dross from within on its own. It requires a body for this purpose.

our soul atman the spirit within Soul Atman never desires to look back into the Past Life... then why is it so that the manifest body... the form of a Human Being strongly desires to look back into the Past Life. Knowing very well that it is not possible to retrace our steps and walk into our Past Life... still the desire within most human beings to look back into the Past Life is very strong.

Why is it so... why do we not get out of the clutches of the remembrances of our Past Life (if any) for ever? Is it by any means possible to look back into the Past Life... no, it is not within the means of an average Human Being to look back into the Past Life but some astrologers and people with Tantric powers can look back into our Past Life. But to what avail!

Trying to look back into the Past Life carries no meaning... what we were in our Past Life, what is our relationship with our Past Life, maybe after knowing some incidents of the Past Life we may be able to change our future life... is the hope of many, why?

Why do we fail to understand that such a phenomenon of reflecting back into the Past Life is not permitted by God Almighty? Had it been so... every Human Being, rather every living being would have remembered all the events of past lives... but the truth is absolutely adverse? We do not carry even faint memories of our Past Life the moment we step into the present life.

Remember for a moment that if you come to know that the best friend of yours in this life was the cause of your death in the immediate Past Life... would you be able to carry the same relationship as you are doing it now? Maybe... never!

Also if you come to know that you were born into the house of your present parents to avenge your death in one of your past lives... then what would be your fate in this life? Would you continue to give the same respect to your parents... or maybe you go a step further and become the cause of death of your parents in this life!

The total crux of the Past Life is relegated by the power of karma. It is karma and karma alone which plays a very vital role from one manifestation to another. The complete residual balance of our acts and omissions in a particular life is carried forward to the next life only through process of Karma. As we perform so shall we get... nothing more or less!

Whatever was the result of our earlier manifestation led us to the next manifestation. If the balance of karma resulted in our being born in the house of a cobbler... then, by no means it was possible that we would have been born in the house of a king. Yet, if we desire so in present life then we need to perform the Karma accordingly in present life and only if the balance of karma in present life at the end of life permits our being born in the house of a king in next manifestation... it shall be so and none can change our destiny!

On the contrary... if the Karma (the actions performed by us in totality) performed by us in present life demands our being born in the house of a farmer in the next life than it shall hold good... come whatever may! None can change the destiny of any being except the being himself. Even God Almighty who always acts as on onlooker (Dhrishta in Hinduism) never interferes in the working of his.

The balance of karma from one life to another gets passed on to the next life through the complex process of chromosomes which get activated during the union of the parents. The child thus born carries the balance karma of all the previous lives one has lived. It is simply like the balance of accounts in a balance sheet which get carried forward from one year to another.

If we are talking of the year 2004 then we are only concerned with the closing balance of the year 2003 for the closing balance of the year 2002 was already incorporated in the balance sheet of the year 2003.

We also must remember that the present phase of life is a part of the total journey of 8.4 million manifestations which can occur in the life of a Soul (Atman as in Hinduism). It is at the end of the journey that the Soul liberates for ever from the cycle of birth and death... and subsequently the Human Being is said to gain salvation moksha in Hinduism.

The journey for the Soul from the first manifestation as an amoeba to the last manifestation as a Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed... is spread over a maximum of 8.4 million manifestations. It is purely dependent upon every Human Being when one desires to curtail the journey and achieve the state of Salvation Moksha.

We also need to remember that contrary to the standard practices in account books... some events of past lives do not fructify in that particular manifestation or the next. It is possible that the karma enacted upon in a particular manifestation may fructify four manifestations later and this is the cause of all agony existing on Mother Earth. Why so?

While deliberating on the subject of Past Life... we need to remember that on the spiritual plane... whatever phase of life we are passing through is not dependent upon the balance of karma of the earlier lives and the karma performed by us in present life alone. It is also possible that a certain karma performed by us in one of our previous lives may all of a sudden fructify and spoil the game (known as Prarabdha karma in Hinduism). The vice versa may also happen.

Explaining the theory of Past Life further... we need to understand that we sometimes find that many people who continue to flout the set patterns of the society by carrying out a horde of sins yet continue to enjoy privileges which should not be available to them. Explaining this further... such a phenomenon is only possible for these people have in their store... a huge asset of pious deeds performed in Past Life.

It is only when the accumulated balance of the pious deeds gets nullified in present life shall these people face the wrath of the society. Never before! To the contrary we also find good people carrying out pious deeds in present life and yet continue to suffer. It is only because they have a good negative balance of karma from the Past Life in their hold and unless this negative balance (from the Past Life) is nullified by the pious deeds of the present life... such people can never enjoy happiness.

Trying to understand the complex process of the Past Life is not difficult, yet trying to get back into the Past Life carries no meaning for if we are suffering in present life... we need to carry out pious deeds and accumulate Punya Karma (positive balance of karma) in present life without heeding to the Past Life in any way. There is no other way to come out of the negative Past Life.

Life has been made like that by God Almighty. None can challenge his authority. Why brood over the Past Life and spoil the present life. If we are to get out of the ills faced by us in present life and which resulted because of the Past Life... the only way out is never thinking of the Past Life and concentrating on the affairs of the present life in order to accumulate more and more of Punya Karma (positive karma) in our favor.

This is the only way out of our Past Life! Why spoil the future by indulging in acts (trying to regress into the Past Life) detrimental to our leading a happy life in next manifestation. We need to live a life of concentration... our every effort leading to earning Punya Karma (a positive balance of karma) in our favor... the only way to leading a healthier and fruitful life! (It is time we stopped thinking what was i in a Past Life)
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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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