from community living. As the society progressed and enlightened
beings manifested on Mother Earth... their teachings and followings
were termed as religion. Religions primarily focus on worshiping
God as the Creator and maker of all... with whose grace the whole
Cosmos exists. In Buddhism the existence of God itself is denied...
yet, they all believe in a source of power... an energy source that
is the cause for all existence in the Cosmos!
With the advent
of Jesus Christ on the scene... the following that developed based
on the teachings of Jesus Christ was termed as Christianity. Similarly
the following of Gautama Buddha was termed as Buddhism. Both these
religions primarily focus on the teachings of their preceptor namely
Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. Religions primarily focus on the
ritual part of life. We adore god... we pray to God to seek his
the contrary the travelers of the spiritual path... the seekers of spirituality
desire becoming enlightened! They want to know and meet God in this very life.
They are willing to travel the extra mile that is so much essential for every
serious seeker of spirituality. Spirituality is knowing the true essence of spirit
within... our soul within! Spirituality is becoming one with God... realizing
our true essence... the I within!
is gaining the Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita... the knower of which finally gains enlightenment
(kaivalya jnana) and salvation (moksha). The followers of religion remain confined
to the ritual part and never indulge in knowing God in its entirety. They never
truly believe in the fact that the common man across the road can gain enlightenment
and finally salvation. They believe more in gaining a seat in heaven than the
kingdom of God!
kingdom of heaven is not something desirable for human beings. Heaven exists in
the core of sun where temperatures exceed millions of degrees centigrade. It is
in such high temperatures our soul atman feels comfortable. Hell exists in the
periphery of sun where temperatures are comparatively less and here the soul suffers
for eternity! Bodily access to the kingdom of heaven is not permitted.
matching parents are not available on Mother Earth... the soul hibernates either
in heaven or hell. In heaven if the residual balance of karma is positive and
hell if negative! The moment matching parents become available on Mother Earth...
the hibernating soul atman immediately manifests a body to work out its karma.
Every soul atman on its cosmic journey desires gaining liberation from the cycle
of birth and death forever at the earliest!
travelers of the spiritual path... the serious seekers of spirituality never pursue
religious documents as the goal of life. The essence of life... the absolute truth
of life lies embedded in the pearls of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle
of Mahabharata. This one single scripture is sufficient for human beings to gain
enlightenment and finally salvation. Bhagavad Gita is the end of all!
the contrary the definition of Dharma is, "Your right to do what is just
and right and not what was destined". Dharma is the root elixir of all that
exists in the cosmic system. It is Dharma that is inherently imbibed in every
living being since birth. No religion or spirituality... every living being including
human beings would survive but not without Dharma! Dharma is following the path
destined by God!
Lord Krishna had not yet come, Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet
Mohammed had not yet been born... how did mankind exist? Everything survived based
on Dharma... the inherent guide and preceptor of all living beings! If we go through
the definition of Dharma through the link given at the bottom... the definition
of Dharma in its entirety becomes absolutely clear.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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