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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!

Furthermore 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

The definition 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 within!

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!

After death 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!

Mounted with 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 life!

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!

Traveling spiritual 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 primordial form!

The physical 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 manifestation!

The bondage 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

The underlying 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 life!

Subduing our 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!

Whatever success 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 materialistic!

All accomplishments 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!

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 path!

The 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!

The relationship 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 within!

As ordained 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!

The journey 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!

However best 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 gain!

Realize your 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

Human beings 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 spirit within!

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 watch!

Insect, plant 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)!

Origination 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!

Every single 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!

Before formation 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!

Almighty Father... 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 state!

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!

Coming back 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!

Science can 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!

Mahavira (the 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

The concept 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!

Almighty Father... 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!

This concept 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)!

Why indulge 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!

Until human 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!

When young... 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!

Remaining truthful 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!

My kundalini 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 :-)

By: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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