In the initial
stages of life when young, I wanted to see and meet God in this
very life! 13 years of age I finally firmed up my decision... come
whatever may in this very life I shall see and meet God! When young
I was never fascinated towards any religion... the temples, churches
or mosques! I was always after the inherent values of life... the
essence of spirituality!
I was lucky
when young I realized that there was something more to than the
simple existence as a human being! Something fluttered in my heart...
something absolutely unknown! As I tread the uncharted territory
of spirituality I realized... our soul atman the spirit within was
the absolute master and controller of the human body and not vice
Our soul atman...
the spirit within had manifested the human form to work out its
karma... remove the dross impurities within! I wanted to know the
inter-lying relationship between God and souls atmans! No spiritual
master to guide I was all alone on the spiritual path. At no stage
of life any religion was of help.
I have always
looked forward to reading anything related to enlightened ones like
Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed! I inherently
realized that Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana also
gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in their lifetime.
books or literature related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi
Ramana was of great help. I started traveling the path of jnana
yoga... the absolute path of wisdom! Finally I realized it was not
the path of religion... but path of spirituality that needs treading
for reaching God Almighty!
path of Neti (not this, not this) Shavasana way of yoga as preached
and advocated by Maharishi Ramana I finally crossed the ocean of
Samsara (worldly life) and reached the stage of self realization
in 1993 at 37 years of age! Having reached the stage of Nirvikalpa
Samadhi I could commune with God Almighty on one-to-one basis and
that too permanently!
I had reached
the end goal of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
the last in the cosmic life cycle! If we desire reaching God in
our lifetime... we need not pursue the path of any religion. The
pearls of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism suffice
for reaching the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally
of Hinduism is one such document knowing which one becomes the knower
of all... gains omniscience for all practical purposes! The precepts
of spirituality... the wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism can never be understood literally... one needs reading
in between the lines!
depth of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita is not difficult... what
is important is the goal of present life! Mounted with the bulldog
determination of Mr. Winston Churchill... with all eggs in one basket
I finally transcended the ephemeral world forever. The concept of
God and religion is not difficult to understand but establishing
control over five senses and the mind is!
God and religion is not difficult but practicing absolute celibacy
for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation is! It is only
by establishing absolute control over five senses and mind, practicing
absolute celibacy for 12 years in continuation... one finally reaches
the portals of God Almighty... never otherwise!
One may belong
to any religion... be a follower of any faith! For following the
teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita one need not convert to Hinduism.
Any human being world over can follow the teachings contained in
Bhagavad Gita and reach the stage of enlightenment and salvation.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
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