Vedanta... the doctrine of non dualism is one without a parallel. Propagated in
the history of mankind by Adi Shankaracharya... Advaita Vedanta implies one and
only one. The philosophy of Advaita Vedanta... the non dual characteristic of
the supreme Lord, the Almighty
God aka Parmatman in hinduism
confirms that the Creator God does not have a dualistic nature.
makes Adi Shankaracharya affirm with authority that the entity of God Almighty
being non dualistic in nature? The authoritative sayings of Adi Shankaracharya
rely on the fact that everything in the cosmic system is pure energy. Looking
at the Definition God
we find that the sum total of all the souls' atmans in the cosmos in their purified
state is what we call God Almighty. And what does this mean. Such a state of affairs...
does it ever exist?
it possible that all the souls' atmans in the cosmos combine together at a certain
point of time? Yes, when the dissolution of cosmos occurs aka Pralaya
in Hinduism... the total size of the cosmos reduces to half the size of a thumb.
This has been clearly envisaged in the sacred Bhagavad
Gita... the doctrine put forward by Lord
Krishna in Mahabharata.
If we are to believe
in existence of god Almighty... we also need to believe in the existence of souls
atmans in the cosmos. In a nutshell, if a mound of grain is God Almighty then
every individual grain is an independent soul atman.
the circumstances... the dualistic nature of God Almighty is absolutely ruled
out. There can only be one God... one entity. God and souls atmans always coexist.
One can never exist in the absence of the other. Right
from the beginning of the cosmos with a big
bang... when Almighty God explodes himself with a big bang... and until
the dissolution of cosmos aka Pralaya in Hinduism... this non dual characteristic
of God Almighty remains intact.
Almighty explodes with a big bang resulting in all souls atmans getting scattered
all over the Cosmos. On their cosmic journey the souls atmans gather impurities
on the way. To come back to their pristine pure original form these souls atmans
have to manifest a body to work out their karma.
And starts a new cosmos... a new origin of life!
soul atman inside every living being is of the same entity as Almighty God. Every
single soul atman
is a part of the puzzle and the whole puzzle being Almighty God. Does this mean
that every individual part of the puzzle has its own meaning of life... yes; every
soul atman has its own independent entity in the Cosmos. Every
single soul atman has its own distinct characteristics. No two atmans souls can
be same. It has been rightly said that the physical manifest form of a human
being is endowed with very special features that are characteristic
of that particular individual. Every human being for that matter is unique in
its own self.
for that matter... every living form is unique in itself. Every single insect,
every single plant or a tree, every form of animal has its own independent entity
in the cosmic system. Despite all this the unique non duality of God Almighty
remains intact. The
distinct characteristics of every individual soul
atman are but manifest attributes of God Almighty. As many souls' atmans in the
cosmos... as many distinct attributes of the manifested form.
is aka Bhagavad
Gita... the doctrine put forward by Lord Krishna
in Mahabharata. The end of the Vedas...
the Vedanta is primarily termed as Bhagavad Gita. Nowhere in Bhagavad Gita do
we find the dualistic nature of God Almighty. Bhagavad Gita repeatedly confirms
the Advaita nature of God Almighty. As
envisaged in Bhagavad
Gita, God Almighty is the only single true entity in whole Cosmos...
the rest all is Maya,
This in fact
is not untruthful. If we try to imagine the boundary of the cosmos... we find
none. Does this not confirm that God Almighty is the only true existence in whole
Cosmos! Seeing from the senses point of view... we find various life forms existing
on Mother Earth and in the Cosmos. From the cosmic angle all is energy. The
basic building block of the cosmos is atoms and molecules. In the whole cosmos
it is the existence of god that makes the whole cosmic system go round. For Almighty
God... the existence of an insect or a human being is not individualized. All
is the result of the system that cannot err.
God Almighty exists... then also does his creation. The existence
of god cannot be denied... the existence of souls atmans can also not
be denied. The existence of souls atmans confirm the existence of manifested form
of life right from amoeba, the first manifestation to the last... an enlightened
human being. It
is journey of 8.4 million manifestations... and earthly abode of 96.4 million
years before an amoeba reaches the stage of enlightenment
and finally salvation.
of evolution as envisaged and expressed by Charles Darwin in his theory
of evolution confirms this aspect of life.
we presume duality as the base of the cosmic system, then the existence of god
Almighty and the souls atmans should have independently coexisted. But the truth
is not so. The existence of god Almighty in absence of souls atmans is totally
ruled out. Vice versa the existence of souls atmans in absence of God is also
ruled out. Vedanta...
the sacred Bhagavad Gita appeared on the scene when it was becoming rather impossible
for the saints and sages of the era to digest the voluminous Vedas... the Rig
Veda Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and the Atharva Veda.
coming of Lord Krishna... the Avatar
of the era made it possible for mankind the availability of the extract of the
four Vedas in form of the sacred Bhagavad Gita. The sacred Bhagavad Gita encompasses
all knowing which any human being can gain enlightenment and finally salvation
in Hinduism. It is only
the non dual characteristic of the Almighty God that leads a serious seeker of
towards gaining enlightenment and finally salvation. Everything else other than
Advaita Vedanta has not reached the culmination point.
prime reason why Shri Madhvacharya the advocate of Dvaita failed to gain enlightenment
within his lifetime! Similar was the fate of Ramanuja the proponent of Vishisthadvaita.
It is the path of Advaita
Vedanta that shall gain one enlightenment and finally salvation within this life.
Those who dispute this fact may proceed on the path of spiritual
enlightenment... in their journey ahead they shall themselves realize
only the teachings of Vedanta... the sacred Bhagavad Gita... the non duality of
Almighty God that paves way for reaching stage of enlightenment and finally salvation
within this life. The truth cannot be belied for the simple fact that indulgence
in Dvaita or Vishisthadvaita form of Vedanta lead nowhere. Mahavira,
Christ and Prophet
Mohammed all gained enlightenment and finally salvation in their lifetime.
They practiced the absolute nature of God Almighty. For them Brahman the Creator
of the cosmos had only a single entity. They got what they sought.
Advaita Vedanta is the core of all spiritual teachings. May God give strength
to all to realize the true nature of Almighty God... the single individual entity
Be it doctrine of non dualism, advait masters summary Philosophy
of Vedant Jnana... everything bogs down to... whether or not we understand the
crux of advaita!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains the concept of Advaita Vedanta. For more on advait vedant
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