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Hinduism does not possess a single holy book like Bible in Christianity and Quran in Islamic Dharma. Hinduism consists of several holy books... prime of which are the sacred Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana. All depends upon the journey of life... if one has a spiritual inclination... the foremost of all holy books of Hinduism is Bhagavad Gita.

The sacred Bhagavad Gita is part of Mahabharata... a holy epic of Hinduism! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita is a sure shot method for reaching God Almighty. Assimilating the wisdom contained in the holy book Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism human beings finally gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and salvation (moksha).

The followers of rituals... the commoners unable to fathom the depth of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita ritually follow the teachings of epic Ramayana... another holy book of Hinduism! For living the physical manifest life of 70 to 80 years in a meaningful manner... the teachings contained in the holy book of Ramayana suffice.

The physical manifest life... the earthly sojourn of 70 to 80 years can be best lived as maryada Purushottam Rama... the epitome of physical manifest life! As per Hinduism no human being can go beyond the stage of maryada Purushottam Rama as a physical manifest self. Reaching the stage of King Rama is following all traditions of Hinduism religion ceremoniously.

Those who desire knowing the inner self... those who desire unveiling the essence of life... the cosmic truth of life... the mystery behind our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within... then learning the core truths contained in Bhagavad Gita is necessitated. Unless one assimilates the teachings of sacred Bhagavad Gita... one can never reach God in one's lifetime!

Apart from the holy book Bhagavad Gita, epic Mahabharata and epic Ramayana Hinduism consist of several other holy books namely... Vedas... the first spoken words of God almighty... invoked by Sages and Saints of their era! Vedas form the first holy books of Hinduism... direct revelations from God Almighty.


Amongst paraphernalia of Vedas... the four primary Vedas are Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda! These four Vedas form the core of the first holy books of Hinduism... messages of God directly revealed to mankind. During the earlier years the wisdom of Vedas percolated through the word of mouth... hence the name Vedas (spoken from the mouth)!

The gist of Vedas... the teachings of Vedas though summarized verbally for many millennia... was finally reduced to the written form around second BC when Lipi (the written script) evolved! The Vedas are voluminous documents emphasizing more on rituals than jnana (pure wisdom). Based on Vedas Hindus conducted their prayers and sacrifices.

Along the Vedas came Upanishads... independent treatises by various Saints and sages of their era. Upanishads form the core of wisdom... the gist of which is also contained in the sacred Bhagavad Gita. There are above 200 Upanishads (the holy books of Hinduism) amongst which Katha Upanishad, Kena Upanishad and Isa Upanishad are primary Upanishads.


Every single Upanishad (a holy book of Hinduism)... an independent treatise deals with separate subject. No two Upanishads deals with the same subject similar as no human beings think similar! Upanishads are logical arguments on various aspects of jnana wisdom conducted to their rationalistic end!

The importance of Upanishads can be gauged from the fact that Brihadaranakya Upanishad compiled and composed by Sage Jnanavalakya is the most voluminous amongst all... the reason why it has been termed Brihadaranakya... something very voluminous and compiled in the surroundings of jungles (forests). Sage Jnanavalakya was a Brahma jnani... an enlightened one!

The teachings of Brihadaranakya Upanishad are full of jnana wisdom. Sage Jnanavalakya not only reached the stage of enlightenment in his lifetime but his second wife... the dutiful Maitreyi also gained enlightenment in her lifetime. She is one of the two women who ever gained enlightenment in their lifetime in the entire history of mankind.

The other sacred texts of Hinduism consist of Puranas, Itihasas, Agamas and Darshanas! There is no dearth of Hindu literature... so many important books and writings of Hinduism... the revered sacred texts are available that human beings confuse the lot. Summarizing all... for reaching God the jnana wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita suffices.

For assimilating the wisdom contained in the holy book Bhagavad Gita... one need not refer to Vedas, the Puranas, Itihasas, Agamas or Darshanas! Bhagavad Gita... the contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita... the 700 shlokas verses are sufficient for mankind to reach the logical end (goal) of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when human beings gained enlightenment and salvation.

As far as important books and sacred writings are concerned... the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana suffice. Why? It is for the simple reason that in last about 150 years only two persons world over gained enlightenment... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! None other than these too spiritual stalwarts succeeded in their goal of life.


As enumerated in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in one's lifetime is not that easy! By following the path undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... any human being can reach God Almighty. There is a horde of literature available related to both sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!

By following the gist of wisdom contained in books and writings related to sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... I finally reached the goal of my life... realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! Having reached the pinnacle of spiritual pursuit I can vouch with authority that books and writings related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana suffice.

Apart from the books and writings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... one can try fathoming the depth of wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. In the present Kali Yuga (the Dark Age)... the words of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita form the elixir of life... it is like bathing in pure nectar!

By: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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