of Atman Soul
Spirituality atman Bhagavad Gita
Atman Hinduism - atman brahman
of atman in Hinduism is best explained in sacred Bhagavad-Gita of
Hinduism... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the
battle of Mahabharata! Atman in Hinduism is termed soul in English!
In the field of spirituality both soul and atman mean the same!
For understanding the true precept of atman soul we need traveling
to beginning of time!
What is the
exact definition of atman... the difference between atman Brahman...
our true self... our soul the spirit within! How does atman
relate to human body... the cosmic system created by God Almighty...
what is its exact relationship with Brahman (termed God Almighty
in English). Brahman in Hinduism is also termed Parmatman, Sanatana
Purusha, Karta, Bhagwan, Prabhu etc!
the meaning of atman soul is apparent and clear! Bhagavad-Gita states
our atman... the supreme consciousness that invades whole cosmic
system is the only truth of life! Our atman soul is the truthful
master and controller of body... the human form and not otherwise!
It is not within the capability of the human form to manifest an
that manifests human form to work out its karma... remove the dross
impurities within is on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations...
an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years! Similar as one KG of
pure gold cannot extract itself of its own from lump of hundred
KG of gold ore... every atman soul also requires manifesting a series
of bodies to work out its karma!
of human form no atman soul can ever reach cosmic end of life...
the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle!
Travel in human form is the most pleasant experience for an atman
soul! It is only in human form every atman soul finally regains
its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form... which was
never possible otherwise!
human form every atman soul has already manifested every type of
insect life, plant life and animal life! The human form is reached...
manifested only after every atman soul manifests a total of 7.3
million bodies! In the human form alone we have 1.1 million types
of manifestations for atman soul to reach the cosmic end of life!
The moment human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and
finally salvation (moksha)... the atman soul is supposed to have
reached its logical end... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when
the liberated atman soul finally gains a seat in abode of God...
the kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The kingdom of
God is a point of no return!
From the first
manifestation as an amoeba (single cell formation) to the last as
human beings the effort of every atman soul remains reaching the
end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation at the earliest!
In the circumstances it is imperative on human beings to travel
the spiritual path for expediting the journey of our atman soul
that resides within our heart!
of Bhagavad-Gita clearly states... the presence of atmans souls
in the cosmic system is the only truth of life! Apart from existence
of atmans souls in cosmos... nothing else truly existed in the whole
of cosmos! If we analyze the cosmic system we find the whole cosmos
being made up of basic building block of the cosmos... clusters
of atoms and molecules!
When perceived from senses point of view things appear solid...
truthfully everything in cosmic system is gaseous formation! Even
human beings... that appear solid are pure gaseous formation! From
the first manifestation as human beings to the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
inherent goal of human life remains... gaining enlightenment (kaivalya
jnana) at the earliest!
uncharted path of spirituality... with no spiritual mentor to guide...
I started my journey in search of God when 13 years of age! 25 years
of yoga meditation... I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years
of age! The journey of enlightenment is not that easily covered...
the prime reason why in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion
people existing world over only two persons gained enlightenment...
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
of atman... the real principle behind every atman soul manifesting
a human body is best explained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism! No
other religion explains the concept of atman soul with the same
affirmative firmness as Bhagavad-Gita... the prime reason why most
enlightened beings world over were produced in India.
Starting from the beginning... Lord Krishna considered an avatar
(God manifest in human form) belonged to India and so did Mahavira...
the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor)! Gautama Buddha also
belonged to India. The entire teachings of Jesus Christ and Prophet
Mohammed are attributed to famous Nalanda and Taxila universities
lay in Bihar state of India and Taxila in Pakistan! For understanding
concept of atman soul... for gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)
and finally salvation (moksha) in present life time every human
being needs assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism!
Without help of Bhagavad-Gita enlightenment simply cannot be
gained under any circumstances!
I was born in
a Jain family yet, inherently in the initial stages of my life I
switched to understanding Bhagavad-Gita... the doctrine given to
mankind by Lord Krishna! Something within my heart fluttered all
the time... as if telling me... prompting from within that essence
of life lay within Bhagavad-Gita! The 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad-Gita
have no parallel in mankind.
The gist of original Bhagavad-Gita knowing which any human being
can reach the stage of enlightenment is available for mere $.60
(Rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India or directly from
Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. The wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita
can never be understood literally... one needs reading in between
contained in Bhagavad-Gita relating to atman soul are absolutely
clear and straight yet, most human beings dogged by wanton desires
and greed for materialistic riches failed to understand Bhagavad-Gita.
It is only by following the path of absolute truthfulness all the
time; pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita can be understood
Bhagavad-Gita... one need not be a scholar or a knowledgeable person...
one who gloats over bookish knowledge gained! Both Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana were illiterates in respect of formal
graduation yet, in their lifetime both reached the portals of God...
gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)
in their lifetime.
of cosmos... the wisdom relating to Atman Brahman... the wisdom
relating to atman soul is easily available from any good bookstore
in India yet, how many follow the spiritual path with sincerity!
99% people world over do not understand the meaning of spirituality...
Atman... soul... Brahman! Can such people ever be expected to
gain enlightenment in their lifetime?
the path of religion... the essence of atman soul can never be understood!
By following the path of rituals... path of bhakti yoga God Almighty
can never be reached! However assertive religious preachers be...
one who has yet to gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) can never
show light to would-be seekers... the travelers of spirituality!
claim of clergy... domain of God Almighty is only reached by one
who in ones lifetime establishes absolute control over five senses
and the mind! Finally practicing absolute celibacy for a period
of 12 years in continuation... in the process awakening kundalini
fully... human beings scaled all barriers of physical manifest life...
reached the stage of enlightenment and salvation!
Ever since God Almighty explodes self with a big bang... every atman
soul desires reaching end of cosmic life at the earliest! The occurrence
of big bang results in pure atmans souls gathering impurities similar
as rolling ball gathers moss. To cleanse themselves of dross
impurities within starts the cosmic life cycle of every atman soul!
As per Hinduism
doctrines every atman soul manifests the first life form when life
supporting planets like mother Earth developed in cosmic system!
No sooner mother Earth developed... atmans souls immediately started
manifesting life! Starting from stage of amoeba, then insect life,
plant life and animal life... the atman soul finally manifested
the form of human beings!
As a human being,
traveling the spiritual path... the uncharted path of spirituality
is ordained by God Almighty since the start of the journey! However
the control of life on mother Earth laid in hands of human beings...
not the atman soul! Dominated by a bloated ego most human beings
never hear the promptings of our atman soul that seem to come from
within our heart!
Prompted by the voice of my atman soul ever since 13 years of age...
I finally crossed the ocean of samsara (worldly life) and nudged
my way up step-by-step into the domain of God! Following the
path of absolute truthfulness in the present material world is extremely
difficult yet, not impossible! Traveling the spiritual path
has its pitfalls!
I do not remember
how many times I had to eat hell for breakfast... how many contemplations
of suicide yet, my goal of life was definite... see and meet God
in this very life! I was prepared for any sacrifice that God Almighty
might demand of me on the spiritual path... including my body! How
truthful it is that everything belongs to God Almighty, human beings
simply a pawn in hands of God!
moment of life I have always acted as a true trustee! When a child
the concept of trusteeship was explained to me by my father in detail!
Since then it was never looking back. God Almighty being the owner
of everything cosmic... I had but to play the role of an instrument
in the hands of God! That I played willingly, sincerely and with
Before reaching God we have to understand meaning of atman in totality!
Without understanding the precept of atman soul... no human being
on mother earth can travel the spiritual path! Above 99% people
world over indulge in yoga meditation yet, none knows what yoga
or meditation is all about! Being religious or spiritual does
not mean anything if we do not understand the meaning of atman!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept
of Atman Hinduism. For more on hindu principle of life atman brahman
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