how to define spirituality
Define Spiritual Journey - definition spirituality
the definition of spirituality encompasses real self of us... truth
of our inner self... the inner being! It is presence of a spirit
(a living consciousness) within every human being nay every living
being that makes journey of life possible in cosmic system! In absence
of spirituality... the inner being... there would absolutely be
no life in the whole cosmos! Why?
It is field
of spirituality... fundamentals of spirituality encased in sacred
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism that explain the mystery behind existence
of life in cosmic system! For understanding spirituality in totality
we need to understand the following concepts contained in Bhagavad
Gita: definition of spirituality, why we need to travel the spiritual
path, relationship between human beings and the spirit within, origination
of the cosmic system, the big bang theory, the concept of God!
we also need to understand true definition of soul atman, the difference
between spirituality and religion, definition of spirit, definition
of mind, the essence of karma, meaning of dharma, how is enlightenment
related to spirituality, definition of an enlightened being, the
meaning of kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism), salvation
(termed moksha in Hinduism), definition of enlightenment (also termed
self realization in Hinduism)!
Definition of Spirituality
of spirituality as defined in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism states
thus: primarily it is our soul (termed atman in Hinduism) that is
on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations (an earthly
life cycle of 96.4 million years)! The entire cycle of 8.4 million
manifestations is one single lifespan for a soul atman... the spirit
In the life
of a soul atman... the entire journey of 8.4 million manifestations
is one uninterrupted single journey of life! As the soul atman is
indestructible by nature... death carries no meaning in spiritual
world! In the cosmic system... death of a body announces changing
of form from one manifestation to another similar as changing of
guards at Buckingham Palace!
Unless we understood
we are a spirit... that has manifested human form to work out its
karma... remove the dross impurities within... we shall never truly
understand definition of spirituality! We are not a human body alone...
that shall wither and die... we shall continue living the spiritual
path until end of journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
of present body... we as a spirit shall manifest another body until
we reach last leg of cosmic life the stage when human beings reached
stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!
It is field of spirituality that explains to us the underlying connection
between our soul atman... the spirit within and human form!
Why is it so
that we fear death! If we are a free spirit... something indestructible...
when death occurs... who is it that is dead! Why do we fear death
all the time? Why people pray to Lord Shiva to enhance their life...
become immortal forever! What is it that makes human immortal! If
death is a temporal phase in life of a soul atman... why human beings
fear death so much!
To get out of
clutches of death... to stop fearing death... we need to understand
what spirituality truly means! The definition of spirituality as
detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is the one and only
one that exists in whole cosmos! Beyond Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism...
there is no other sacred scripture on mother earth that defines
spirituality truthfully and totally!
Those who do
not believe in legacy of Bhagavad Gita will never understand the
meaning of spirituality... no matter what! Spirituality truly defines
our inner nature... our true inner self... our spirit... the soul
within! We are not born mortal human beings but we are a soul atman
on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... life cycle
of 96.4 million earthly years!
a bloated ego... we think we are a mortal human being... controlled
by emotions, fate and destiny! In fact we are not... we are an indestructible
soul atman on its cosmic journey! To enhance cosmic journey of life...
to carry out ones karma diligently, God Almighty created element
of ego that makes us feel mortal... an instrument in hands of time
with a limited time span of 70 to 80 years!
Why we need to travel the Spiritual Path?
To get out of
clutches of ego... human beings need traveling spiritual path...
undertake a spiritual journey that made us realize absolute truths
of life! For understanding spirituality at its best... for undertaking
the uncharted spiritual path... we need to assimilate pearls of
wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! In absence
of Bhagavad Gita... no human being on mother earth can travel spiritual
path seriously and diligently!
What is it contained
in Bhagavad Gita knowing which human beings finally emancipated
from cycle of birth and death forever... reached end of spiritual
journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... when human beings
gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!
The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita summarize it all!
For human beings
to travel spiritual path diligently... to realize our true inner
nature... to realize that we are a soul atman on its cosmic journey...
we have to understand the underlying meaning of all 700 shlokas
verses contained in Bhagavad Gita! As the dross impurities within
soul atman removed... one moved a step ahead in cosmic journey of
Only by traveling
spiritual path could human beings gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
There is no shortcut method in whole of cosmos! For understanding
intricacies of spirituality... covering spiritual path ceremoniously
we have to travel spiritual journey... no matter what! We have to
indulge in sacred scriptures particularly Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism...
there is no other alternative!
path means cutting across shackles of karma in totality! The moment
our karma reduces to zero... negates to nil human beings reached
their true inner self... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when the
liberated soul atman regained its original lost pure prime pristine
manifest life does not mean anything in spiritual world! The physical
manifest life is simply meant to spend the earthly domain of 70
to 80 years in a meaningful manner! For cutting across chain of
1.1 million manifestations in human form we have to understand spirituality...
undertake spiritual journey and reach the end... the 8.4 millionth
of karma... shackles of karma just cannot be cut that easily...
the prime reason why God Almighty ordained a long journey of 1.1
million manifestations in human form! Only by establishing absolute
control over five senses and mind human beings finally reached end
goal of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the stage of
Nirvikalpa samadhi (absolute nothingness)
On path of pure
spirituality we do not gain anything! Rather... by assimilating
wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... human beings finally reduced
the dross... impurities within us (a soul atman... a spirit on its
cosmic journey)! Greater the reduction of dross impurities within...
higher brackets of spirituality one reached!
Most human beings
think it otherwise! We always feel... spirituality is gaining wisdom
and that is the end of it! The truth is... by gaining wisdom contained
in Bhagavad Gita human beings finally reduced the impact of karma
in our life! As the dross within our soul atman removed... we neared
our end goal of spiritual pursuit... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
last in cosmic life cycle!
Relationship between Human Beings and the Spirit within
relationship between human beings and our soul atman... the spirit
within just cannot be understood literally! One needs reading in
between the lines! The essence of life is contained in various sacred
scriptures of different religions of world! Yet, the manifest human
form dominated by a bloated ego failed to understand the gist of
ego... surrendering our ego to God Almighty is the only way out
to liberate forever from vicious circle of life... chain of 8.4
million manifestations by our soul atman... the spirit within! The
prime reason why it is stated in Bhagavad Gita that we need to perform
our karma... nishkama karma way! And what does nishkama karma mean?
As the journey
of life belongs to us as a soul atman... the spirit within (and
not the human form)... the fruits of karma performed by every human
being always belonged to us... the spirit within! By offering fruits
of karma performed to God Almighty all the time... human beings
finally surrendered their ego on altar of God! This is termed nishkama
karma way of life in Hinduism!
we achieve as a physical manifest being... as a human being... nothing
matters in spiritual world! In the spiritual world what are recognized
are virtues gained by traveling spiritual path! From one manifest
life to another... whatever passes are the virtues gained... nothing
of physical manifest life go in vain if we do not pursue spiritual
path in present domain... the earthly life of 70 to 80 years! One
may term Bill Gates or Warren Buffet as the richest man on mother
earth but in the field of spirituality... Mahavira, Gautama Buddha,
Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed turned out to be the richest of
All these man
gods... Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammed,
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana gained enlightenment
in their lifetime... reached end of spiritual journey... the 8.4
millionth manifestation! From all considerations these man gods
truly were masters of intangible riches so earnestly earned on spiritual
journey helps us understand the value of intangible riches... the
virtues gained in life! By accumulating materialistic riches beyond
requirements we are not benefiting anyone... not us (as a soul atman...
the spirit within on its cosmic journey) or our immediate family!
All is left behind... the moment death takes over!
After the death
of body... what are transferred to next life are the virtues gained
in present domain! Those indulging in positive karma... good karma
all the time gained virtues so very essential for traveling spiritual
path! By understanding crux of karma human beings finally understood
the hidden meaning behind spirituality!
between human beings and our real inner self... our soul atman...
the spirit within is temporal! The present human form is manifested
by our soul atman... our real inner self to cleanse itself of dross
impurities within! As one KG of pure gold sandwiched in 100 KG lump
of gold ore cannot separate of its own and needs external mining
machinery and processes... every soul atman also requires passing
through different phases of karma to cleanse itself of dross impurities
by God Almighty... a maximum of 1.1 million manifestations in human
form are necessitated to reach stage of enlightenment... when devoid
of all karma dross impurities within... we realized our true inner
self... the soul atman within! The moment devoid of 99 KG of impurities
we as a soul atman reached one KG of pure form... it announced end
of spiritual journey!
The glare materialistic
riches... keep us spellbound to mother earth! Instead of traveling
spiritual path we remain engrossed in trivialities of life... accumulating
material riches galore! For human beings to realize the absolute
truths of life... traveling spiritual path is necessitated all the
time! Unless we cleared self of surrounding dross impurities within...
we cannot gain absolute purity!
We as a pure
soul atman are ordained to reach cosmic end of life! Whether we
do it now in present earthly domain or leave it for future manifestations...
is our sole prerogative! Who knows what next manifestation we undertake
as a soul atman... it is best we travel the spiritual path now!
It is never too late to travel spiritual path! Whatever virtues
we gain in present life automatically get transferred to next manifestation...
the new journey of life!
The human form
as ordained by God Almighty is the highest manifest stage on mother
earth... in this part of the cosmos... the solar system! Only in
human form we gained release from cycle of birth and death forever...
realized our true inner form... our primitive primordial pure form
as a soul atman... the spirit within!
in human form is most precious to me as a soul atman... the spirit
within! Only in human form I shall reach last leg of cosmic life...
the 8.4 millionth manifestation... when the human form manifested
by me gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation
(moksha)! Human forms traveling spiritual path is the most essential
part of cosmic life!
I may try to say as a pure soul atman... the spirit within... the
experiences of spiritual path are the most pleasant experiences
that can ever be experienced by human beings! Not even a bottle
of whiskey... the whole crate makes one reach upper stages of spiritual
pursuit ... something that is experienced by assimilating wisdom
contained in Bhagavad Gita!
On mother earth...
the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita is available for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=)
at most railway stations of India yet, how many fathomed the depth
of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... a truly subsidized publication
from government of India and printed by Gita press, Gorakhpur, India!
I again repeat...
the garb of human beings is limited by 70 to 80 years of earthly
domain! As a human being it is in our interest as a soul atman that
one must travel spiritual path diligently! Assisting our soul atman...
the spirit within is the only and ultimate goal of life yet, all
seem running after material riches throughout life! To what ultimate
folly... oh ignorant foolish human beings! (Primarily human beings
are only ignorant... never foolish)! Stop running after accumulating
material riches in life... something that can never be carried to
next manifestation... the new journey of life! Accumulate virtues...
the inner strength of all spiritual seekers! No matter how much
you deny... you are a spiritual being undertaking an earthly journey!
As a living
consciousness, I have only to say... this is your first and last
birth as present manifest human form! No two manifestations are
directly connected! The next form undertaken by me as a soul atman
shall remain hidden from the previous manifest form! Realize the
abstract truth of life oh puny human being... before it is too late!
Origination of the Cosmic System
said... the universe originated with occurrence of big bang theory!
I... a pure soul atman state that when Father Almighty (termed God
Almighty by human beings) exploded self... we all got created! Before
the occurrence of big bang... we were all in our pure prime pristine
original form... the form of pure spirit... a pure soul atman!
No sooner Father
Almighty exploded with a big bang... we (all pure souls atmans)
dispersed all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds! In the melee...
we gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! To
cleanse self of dross impurities within (through complex process
of karma) starts the cosmic life cycle of every soul atman... the
We as a pure
soul atman are engrossed in impurities similar as one KG of pure
gold sandwiched in hundred KG lump of gold ore. Of our own we cannot
gain absolute purity! To cleanse ourselves... we need to manifest
life on a life supporting planet like mother earth! No sooner life
supporting planets like mother earth evolved... we manifested life!
And thus started
our life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations... that needs a maximum
time of 96.4 million earthly years! In human parlance it is a long
period of time... but for me as a soul atman... I have no other
alternative but to undergo the chain of manifestations one after
another! If I have to gain absolute purity, I have to manifest life
starting from amoeba (single cell formation)... the first manifestation
in cosmic life cycle!
With my manifesting
form of amoeba... the first manifestation in cosmic life cycle...
evolution theory as envisaged by human beings starts its course!
Now the entire cosmos was governed by the irrefutable doctrine of
evolution! Backed by law of karma and theory of evolution I further
manifest various living forms in insect, plant and animal life!
By the time
I manifested human form for the first time... I had already manifested
total of 7.3 million bodies in insect, plant and animal form! Human
being... the most intelligent of all species if it thinks that insect
plant and animal forms are not directly connected to chain of evolution...
they are wrong in their surmise! I have no alternative... but to
and animal life are as integral to theory of evolution... as the
form of human beings! All the four form the chain of evolution...
the form of amoeba being the lowest and an enlightened one in human
form... the highest! Similar as a teacher views student of class
12 and student of class one... I also view the difference between
human beings and insect life!
On the platform
of evolution... no single form of life can be rejected! Every single
living form forms a part of chain of evolution! From the stage of
amoeba... to an enlightened one in human form... all are different
manifest stages of life I go through! My ultimate aim of life reaches
its logical end... the moment my manifest human form reached stage
of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
of cosmos that occurs with a big bang finally ends with theory of
evolution manifesting itself! Every single soul atman in the chain
finally reaches end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
no matter what! All depends upon the most intelligent form of life
in cosmos... the stage of human beings!
human form has been endowed with that special power of discrimination...
that distinguishes it from lower forms of life! Mounted with this
power of discrimination... every human being in its lifetime can
reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! I can only prompt
from within through the medium of dreams... the most I can do!
The Big Bang Theory
The big bang
theory is the most prudent part of cosmic system! Human beings on
mother earth do not totally believe in theory of big bang! It is
only in last few decades that scientists' world over started putting
forward theory of big bang as ultimate proof of creation of cosmos!
Belief or not... Almighty Father exploding self with a big bang
can never be disputed! It is an absolute fact of life!
of present cosmos... all souls atmans including me existed
in old cosmos! In whatever stage of manifest life I may had been...
as ordained by God Almighty... as ordained by Almighty Father...
every single soul atman in cosmos at the time of dissolution of
cosmos reached cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
There is simply no other alternative!
The sooner it
happened... devoid of dross impurities within every soul atman...
size of entire cosmos reduced to size of half a thumb! This analogy
of big bang theory has been explicitly detailed in sacred Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism! And what is this half a thumb... this half a thumb
as per Bhagavad Gita is Almighty Father (God Almighty) in its pristine
pure primordial form!
cluster of all purified souls atmans in the cosmos at a given moment
of time... yes, the cosmic truth is so! The occurrence of big bang...
the formation of entire cosmos proves beyond doubt existence of
Almighty Father... God Almighty in cosmic system! When human beings
did not believe existence of God Almighty... how could they believe
other human beings!
It is this doubting
capability of human beings that prolongs the spiritual path! Until
human beings developed faith in Almighty Father (termed God Almighty)...
they remain engrossed in trivialities of mundane life... running
after material riches galore! Being inert in all respects... I can
do nothing much but impress upon these human beings during dream
From the beginning
to end... the journey of life belongs to me as a soul atman! At
no stage of life... the journey of life ever belonged to physical
manifest stage... the life forms of insect, plant, animal and human
form! Yet, dominated by a bloated ego... the physical manifest form
always fought for its right that was non-existent from the beginning!
In the circumstance
can anyone do anything about it! The journey of life continues uninterrupted
based on karma performed by physical manifest life... the form of
insects, plants, animals and human beings! As is the karma performed
by an individual physical manifest self... accordingly the fruits
of karma enjoyed by me!
I always keep
myself hidden from the physical manifest form! After death of physical
manifest form... I manifest a new life based on residual balance
of karma from previous manifestations! If the residual balance of
karma demanded I manifest a life form in the house of a king ...
I simply could not manifest the form of a laborer!
to theory of creation... the big bang theory of creation is foolproof!
How scientists world over prove it is their job! It is for science
to understand the intricacies of cosmic system! I am beyond purview
of science! I am simply governed by inscrutable laws of cosmos!
I am super consciousness that pervades entire cosmos!
Science is just
a chapter in the cosmic life cycle! For human beings to live physical
manifest sojourn of 70 to 80 years in a meaningful manner... science
was necessitated! But to understand me is beyond purview of science!
The essence of me (as a pure soul atman) can only be understood
by a serious seeker of spirituality... never a student of science!
indulge in big bang theory but to what avail! Everything exists
in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The entire cosmic theory...
from beginning to end... from the time of big bang to dissolution
of cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)... all is contained in sacred
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Believing Bhagavad Gita is believing
me... a pure soul atman!
The gist of
me... the meaning of a soul atman can only be understood by a serious
seeker of spirituality... never otherwise! Those who desired reaching
stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in their lifetime... such
human beings are endowed with capabilities to understand what soul
atman is all about!
Why would a
lay human being understand anything related to a soul atman! It
was simply not necessitated... the prime reason why ordinary mortals...
commoners... the masses failed to understand teachings contained
in Bhagavad Gita! For assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad
Gita... one needs reading in between the lines!
24th Tirthankara of Jainism... preceptor), Gautama Buddha, Jesus
Christ, prophet Mohammed, Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi
Ramana... all reached stage of enlightenment by cutting across shackles
of karma in their lifetime! Any human being world over can reach
prime pure stage of a soul atman by establishing control over five
senses and mind!
The Concept of God
of God Almighty... Almighty Father in cosmos is a unique concept!
Apart from God Almighty... apart from Almighty Father nothing else
exists in whole of cosmos! Why? This is proved from the fact that
at the time of dissolution of cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)...
the size of entire cosmos reduced to size of half a thumb!
And what is
this half a thumb? This half a thumb is God Almighty... Almighty
Father in all its cosmic glory! Devoid of all dross impurities within...
the size of entire cosmos has now reduced to size of half a thumb!
Before the start of big bang and after complete dissolution of previous
cosmos has occurred... what is left in between is God Almighty himself!
this limitless source of cosmic energy... the combined power of
all purified souls atmans in cosmos is the only truth of life! Unable
to retain itself for long in its prime pure state... God Almighty
manifests itself through its individual components (parts)... the
cluster of all purified souls atmans!
of God Almighty is not acceptable to human beings! Why? The human
form until it reaches stage of complete purification... prompted
by ego within thinks ephemeral life to be the end of all! For a
commoner... a normal human being... the biggest achievement in life
is accumulating material riches beyond requirements!
That is how
the journey of life was ordained for human beings by Almighty Father!
No human being is at fault... they are just being ignorant! By expediting
their spiritual journey... human beings can reach stage of enlightenment
early! If they do not... they have a maximum of 1.1 million manifestations
in human form to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
in things ephemeral when the journey of life truly belongs to us!
We as souls' atmans are on a cosmic journey... not the human form!
The 70 to 80 years life of a human being is simply meant to improve
karma so that soul atman that manifested human form to gain liberation
from cycle of birth and death does it at the earliest!
beings took to spiritual path... their soul atman does not gain
anything out of their material pursuits! To prolong or not to prolong
is totally dependent upon individual human beings! At this stage
my only advice is... why indulge and prolong the journey! Travel
the spiritual path diligently and reach cosmic end of life... the
8.4 millionth manifestation!
11 years of age... I turned inward! I wanted to search God... the
Almighty within! I inherently knew my soul atman... was directly
connected to God Almighty! If I reached my soul atman, I would also
reach God Almighty... the Almighty Father!
By 13, my simple
desire changed to firm conviction... in this very life I shall reach
end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... when I
truly discover my real self... my soul atman... the spirit within!
25 years of yoga meditation... travails of unknown undiscovered
spiritual path... I finally realized God... realized my true inner
self in 1993!
I had become
a pure soul atman... devoid of all dross impurities within I had
regained my lost prime pristine original form! Life as a purified
soul atman carried no meaning as I still had family responsibilities
that kept me bonded to daily routines of life! I gathered superficial
impurities to keep things going!
I did not want
to leave things midway! After about 18 years of waiting... my family
responsibilities now seem complete! I can again revert to my spiritual
pursuit... remove the temporal dross impurities I gained in 18 years!
It will take some time before I regained absolute purity! Material
comforts carried no meaning for me... now or since I realized God!
Ever since six
years of age... I had no inclination towards material comforts of
life! Had I not the spiritual inclination... I might have migrated
to United States of America in 1984 when I got repeated opportunity!
It was not to be... me as a pure soul atman was not inclined to
leave my home town... my home country! I wanted to achieve everything
remaining wherever I was!
always and ever has been my forte... my inner strength! Every single
struggle of life I managed through as my real self... my soul atman
always prompted me on the right path! By remaining truthful I could
hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman that seems to
come from within my heart!
In 1993, at
the peak of my spiritual pursuit... everything seemed under control!
A nap of 5 to 10 minutes was sufficient for the day! I could work
continuously for 23 hours 50 minutes every day! I had practically
gained control over sleep!
is fully awakened... the Sahasrara Chakra within my brain is fully
active... the whole wisdom contained in cosmos is at my tips...
it is as if I had dictated the contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita
in one of my previous manifestations! Having established absolute
control over five senses and mind I have nothing further to control!
I am a pure
soul atman that could have left the mortal frame in 1993! I did
not follow the path undertaken by Gautama Buddha! Instead I preferred
following path of Mahavira who reached stage of enlightenment at
42 years of age! For a full 30 years Mahavira... the 24th Tirthankara
of Jainism (preceptor) indulged in discourses... and that is what
I am doing!
Ever since third
of July 1993, I am simply waiting! Now that wait has ended with
my family responsibilities getting completed! I can still leave
my mortal frame or continue disseminating pearls of wisdom I gained
on spiritual path! I established my Internet presence in 1998! Since
then it is no looking back!
In my 53 years
of life I have yet to find a Spartan who could assist me in disseminating
a daily discourse of one hour on TV! The right moment is yet to
come! Lot of philanthropists... charitable institutions existing
world over... all seem running after fame and fortune! My programs
on TV may cost much less than $1 million... till then I can only
say... good luck and all the best :-)
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
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