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What is the Meaning of Life: Essay by Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993
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What is the meaning of Life? The Meaning of Life... This one question "meaning of Life" is the most asked question on the Internet. Why?

Every Human Being wants to know and understand the Philosophy behind the meaning of Life! Why are we here... what is the purpose of our living on Mother Earth... what is the real meaning of Life? The queries are numerous... there has got to be a justification for our living. What is the basis of existence of Life on planet Earth?

Before we indulge into knowing "the meaning of Life" we need to understand Life itself. How do we differentiate between a mortal (living being) and an immobile material (having no Life within)? For this we need to start from the beginning of the cosmos itself... The time of the big bang!

At the time of the big bang when God Almighty which is but the size of half a thumb explodes itself... all atmans (souls) get scattered all over the cosmos and in doing this they lose their pristine purity and as a ball coated with honey gathers dust while rolling... these atmans (souls) also get impregnated with impurities. This is the fundamental cause of Life... if these atmans (souls) had remained pure all the time... the need for Life in whole of the cosmos would not have arisen.


These atmans (souls) in their cosmic journey now need a body so that they can purify themselves and come back to original pristine pure form. These atmans (souls) do not have the power to purify themselves without the aid of any external body. They need a body to work out its Karma and in the process the dross within the Atman soul shall get removed.


Let me explain this further but before that I need to explain the definition of God.


At the time of pralaya as we call it in Hinduism (the time of complete dissolution of cosmos)... the total cosmos which consists of many universes dissolves back into its original pristine pure form... this is the form we call God Almighty! The size of the whole cosmos at this moment of time is half the size of a thumb, which is nothing else, but the collection of all purified atmans (souls) in the cosmos.

For purifying themselves why do the atmans (souls) need a body? This feature can be explained further by the example of mining.


If I need to extract one KG of pure gold (say an individual purified Atman in its pristine pure form) from a lump of hundred KG of gold ore then I need to pass the lump of hundred KG of gold ore through the requisite mining process. It is absolutely clear that this one KG of pure gold can not on its own separate itself out from the hundred KG of gold ore without the help of an external medium... it needs requisite machinery to remove the 99 KG of dross within the ore.

Similarly, the unpurified Atman the soul within cannot on its own remove the dross within... it needs an external medium... a body in order to come back to its original pristine pure form. And in the process... this so-called impure Atman is required to manifest a body, which consists of a long chain of manifestations... a total of 8.4 Million manifestations and a Life cycle of 96.4 million earthly years... a long journey indeed!


In Hinduism... the total Life cycle in life of an atman the soul within which consists of 8.4 Million manifestations and a total journey of 96.4 Million years is well-defined in the glory of Bhagavad Gita... the one and only sacred Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine preached by Lord Krishna (an Avatar). Lord Krishna descended on Mother Earth above 3600 years ago... about 1500 years before the advent of Jesus Christ on Mother Earth.

Bhagavad Gita... the Song Supreme... is music to the ears! It spells out in total clarity about the meaning of Life... the core of Life itself in its entirety. It defines the relationship between various forms of Life... the relationship of a Human Being with single cell formation, multi-cell formation, insect Life, plant Life and finally the form of an animal before evolving into the form of a Human Being... the highest stage of manifest Life in the system of God Almighty.


Reaching the stage of a Human Being... every Human Being has the power to gain enlightenment (Self Realization) and finally salvation (moksha in Hinduism). Bhagwan Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed all gained salvation after reaching the stage of Enlightenment. These Souls became immortal forever, as they had nowhere else to go having achieved salvation... the cycle of birth and death had ceased to exist for them. They had reached the pristine form of purity... the initial stage from which they had started on their journey at the time of Pralaya (the dissolution of cosmos) and the big bang (the start of the cosmos).

Here I need to explain what happens during the time period between pralaya (the dissolution of cosmos) and the big bang (the start of the cosmos). Sooner the cosmos collapses (the complete dissolution of cosmos occurs)... the time of pralaya in Hinduism... all atmans (souls) in the cosmos achieve the state of salvation by the Grace of God. All atmans (souls) having become purified and regained their original pristine pure form... they reduce to the size of half a thumb... the definition of God Almighty.

In a nutshell, God Almighty is nothing else but the combined power of all purified atmans (souls) in the cosmos at a given point of time. This is the one and only definition of God, the Almighty Creator. Imagine the mighty Cosmos getting reduced to half the size of a thumb... this powerful source of energy we call God Almighty is unable to contain this force of unimaginable energy for long... it explodes with a big bang only to create a new cosmos... a new source of Life!

Here interpretation in Jainism is wrong for as per the doctrines of Jainism "in whatever state the Atmans are... they shall again start cosmic journey from the same stage in the next formation of the cosmos... it cannot be... unless and until all atmans in the cosmos comeback to original pristine pure form... the dissolution of cosmos cannot occur. If the dissolution of cosmos does not occur... how can we expect a new cosmos to take birth! I was born a Jain... the moment I realized god... all Religions became the same for me... I now do not write my name as Vijay Kumar Jain but I have now become Vijay Kumar... the man who realized God in 1993.


Glory is to God, the omnipotent Creator of the cosmos for having showered upon me his Grace to realize god within this Lifetime. The total Jain community desist my thinking... they feel I have gone wrong somewhere. They fail to realize that Lord Krishna... who advocated the preaching's of Bhagavad Gita came around 1000 years before the advent of Bhagwan Mahavira. They also fail to realize that it was only after Bhagwan Mahavira (the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism) descended on Mother Earth did Jainism took its roots.

It was only in the times of Bhagwan Mahavira that the complete Philosophy of Jainism came to be understood by the masses in general. Before the 24th Tirthankara... all the sacred knowledge contained in the doctrines of Jainism was limited to the Tirthankars, the Arihants (one who had gained Self Realization and reached the stage of Kaivalya Jnana) and the learned Scholars of the time. It is only when the Teachings or a doctrine gets precipitated that it has access to the masses. Before that there was no Jainism Religion as such. The advent of Jainism Religion can be considered from the time of advent of 24th Tirthankara Bhagwan Mahavira... not before! The following of the doctrine of Bhagwan Mahavira came to be known as Jainism.


Continuing with the journey of The Soul Within the cosmos... as time passes by... the cosmic system cools down and gives way to various universes, galaxies, milky ways and finally solar systems that have planets like Mother Earth rotating around it. These planets with passage of time become conducive for growth of Life. Time is now ripe for germination... it is the time for impregnation. Souls Atmans can now manifest a Life on Mother Earth... and hence shall start cosmic journey of Life itself... the journey of an Atman as a single cell formation (the first manifestation)... the journey as an amoeba (single cell formation)!

In the different phases of evolution... this single cell formation takes the form of a multi-cell formation. Subsequently it takes the form of an insect Life, than a plant Life, an animal form and finally evolves itself as a Human Being... the highest stage of manifestation in the Life of an atman the soul within. Glory is to God Almighty for now as Human Beings can an Atman gain its lost pristine glory... it is now that atman the soul within can come back to its original pristine pure form... the form of a purified Atman.


This journey from the single cell formation to the form of a Human Being requires a minimum of 7.3 Million manifestations... even as a Human Being there are 1.1 Million types of manifestations. human beings are the most privileged form of Life on Mother Earth. It is only as a Human Being can we realize the value of Life... the meaning of Life itself... can digest the Philosophy and the meaning of Life in totality!

Meaning of Life: Definition quote what is meaning of life philosophy!

We need to clearly understand that in all the initial stages of Life... the single cell formation, the multi-cell formation, the insect Life, the plant Life and the form of an animal... it was not within the means of these Life forms to assess the meaning of Life. It is only as a Human Being can we think and know the value of Life... it is an irony of fate that most Human Beings as on day indulge in actions that would even put the animal Life to shame.

Killing animals for the sake of pleasure and killing of lower forms of Life by an animal for the sake of eating is something very different. One indulges for pleasure and other for the sake of maintaining Life... the body itself. It has really become difficult to differentiate the animal between the two?

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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