Hindu - brahman god
Saguna Brahman - Nirguna brahman
Brahman in Hindu
philosophy stands for God Almighty! In Hinduism God Almighty is
termed Brahman never Brahmin (Brahmin only being a caste in Hinduism)!
In Hinduism people pray to God Almighty... people pray to Brahman
in two ways... Saguna and Nirguna Brahman... that is with and without
The Saguna form
of Brahman is more prevalent as commoners... masses find it difficult
to pray to someone unseen... unknown! Travelers of spiritual path...
those seriously seeking God Almighty pray to God in Nirguna form!
Brahman is without a form! It is a composite mass of primordial
cosmic energy... the combined power of all purified souls atmans
in cosmos at a given moment of time!
is an entity that creates the whole cosmos! When dissolution of
old cosmos occurs in entirety (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)... the
volume of entire cosmos reduced to size of half a thumb! And what
is this half a thumb... this half a thumb as per sacred Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism is Brahman... God Almighty in all its glory!
Devoid of all
dross impurities within... the mass of all purified souls atmans
in cosmos occupied the volume of half a thumb! As per Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism if an individual grain of sand is an independent soul
atman... the whole mound Brahman... God Almighty! It has been rightly
said that every soul atman is of the same essence as Brahman...
Right from stage
of big bang when Brahman... God Almighty explodes self... to the
stage of dissolution (complete annihilation of cosmos)... the consciousness
that always pervades entire cosmos is Brahman... God Almighty himself!
As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism apart from Brahman nothing
else exists in whole of cosmos!
Only when perceived
from senses point of view things appear solid. In truth the whole
cosmos is made of clusters of atoms and molecules... including human
beings! The moment death of body occurs on mother earth... the released
soul atman either gains a new body based on residual balance of
karma of that moment or hibernates in heaven or hell!
Brahman does not exist anywhere... rather it exists everywhere in
form of souls atmans manifesting all over cosmos (soul is termed
atman in Hinduism)! Reaching Brahman... reaching God Almighty is
the goal of every seeker of spirituality... the ultimate goal of
life for every human being! The moment human beings reach stage
of enlightenment... one finally reached Brahman!
one after gaining salvation (moksha) finally gains entry into abode
of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). Vaikuntha...
the abode of God is a point of no return! Until dissolution of cosmos
occurred... every liberated soul atman remained in Vaikuntha forever!
As per Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism, Brahman forms the core of all Hinduism philosophy!
Every single Hinduism precept... every Hinduism belief rotates around
concept of one God... one Brahman... controller of all things cosmic!
Monism is an integral part of Hindu belief. As per Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism, God Almighty, Brahman is one and only one!
The concept of Brahman is best explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism! For knowing Brahman... for knowing the essence of Hinduism
philosophy... teachings of Bhagavad Gita suffice! All the 700 the
shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita suffice for human beings
to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
In times of
Vedas... the Saguna form of Brahman was more prevalent! In absence
of jnana (wisdom) human beings prayed to God visualizing him in
Saguna form (with a form)! Only accomplished sages and saints realized
that Brahman is Nirguna (having no form)! For a serious seeker of
spirituality Brahman is always formless... a cluster of pure ethereal
of spiritual path... praying to Saguna form of God is meaningless!
Until we realized abstract truths of life we never reach Brahman...
God in lifetime! For reaching Brahman... for reaching God Almighty
wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita is necessitated! Reading anything
relating to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana is also
of great help!
In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world
over only two persons reached stage of enlightenment... Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Following the beaten path undertaken
by enlightened ones is a sure sort method for reaching God... Brahman
in ones lifetime!
At no stage
of life can we ever consider Atman being equivalent of Brahman!
If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman...
the completed puzzle Brahman... God Almighty! The concept of atman
Brahman can only be understood by one who travels path of absolute
truthfulness always and ever!
Only by remaining
truthful one could hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul
atman that seemed to come from within our heart! Prompted by dictates
of my soul atman I finally realized God... reached Brahman in my
lifetime at 37 years of age! This is my last birth... the 8.4 millionth
manifestation! Nowhere else to go further I shall but attain salvation
moksha at the end of journey!
Journey of spiritual path is the most pleasant experience that can
ever be experienced by human beings! Realizing Brahman in all its
cosmic glory... liberating self from cycle of birth and death forever
is what spirituality is all about! Establishing control over five
senses and mind... practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period
of 12 years in continuation human beings finally gained enlightenment
in a limited time span of 70 to 80 years is really difficult...
rather seems impossible! But for an ardent seeker of spirituality
mounted with bulldog determination of Winston Churchill... the willpower
demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda... human beings finally emancipated
forever from cycle of birth and death... regained their lost original
pure prime pristine primordial form!
Becoming a pure
soul atman is the crux of life. Whether we do it now in present
manifestation or leave it for future manifestations is the sole
prerogative of every individual human being! Who knows what we shall
be the next manifestation... why not travel the spiritual path now
and reach Brahman... God Almighty!
People search for Brahman (God Almighty) in various scriptures of
different religions of world... never realizing that God Almighty
exists within us in miniscule form as our soul atman (as our consciousness...
the spirit within)! It is our soul atman that has manifested the
human form to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities
within and not vice-versa!
We are primarily
a cosmic consciousness that needs manifesting human body to work
out its karma... remove dross impurities within! Of itself every
soul atman is inert... cannot purify self! Similar as one KG of
pure gold sandwiched in hundred KG lump of gold ore cannot extract
self and requires external mining machinery and processes... every
soul atman also require manifesting karma... to cleanse self of
dross impurities within!
possible when soul atman manifest a body! Starting from stage of
amoeba (single cell formation)... the first manifestation in cosmic
life cycle... the soul atman is evolving! It then evolves into multi-cell
formation... insect life, plant life and animal life! Until reaching
human form our soul atman has already manifested 7.3 million life
In human form itself we have 1.1 million manifestations before human
beings reached Brahman... realized God Almighty! Does it mean for
human beings to reach Brahman... God Almighty... a lengthy journey
of 1.1 million manifestations (an earthly life cycle of 12.4 million
years) is necessitated... yes, the cosmic truth is so!
The prime reason
why gaining enlightenment is so difficult!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept
of Brahman Hindu. For more on examples of saguna brahman, brahman
god, nirguna brahman brahman
here Ref. 20100524
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