Path to self realization Enlightenment
Hurdles on path of self-realization - self realisation meditation
Talking of self
realization... what does attain self-realization truly mean? Is
it easy to attain self realization in one's lifetime or is it really
difficult... something the masses fail to understand! Self realization
is the term coined for enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) by followers
of pure spirituality! Both enlightenment and self realization mean
enlightenment... if we search for the definition of enlightenment
on answers.com... we do not get a satisfactory reply! If we search
Wikipedia for the word enlightenment... it is all the more confusing!
Why? The ignorant editors not knowing ABCD of enlightenment... can
they be trusted to define enlightenment?
The word enlightenment
can only be defined by one who has reached the stage of enlightenment...
the stage of self realization in ones lifetime! Simply existing
as an editor on Wikipedia does not mean anything on the spiritual
path! For gaining enlightenment one needs transcending the ephemeral
world... emancipating forever from the cycle of birth and death!
In simpler words
we have to understand the meaning of enlightenment in terms of spirituality!
Enlightenment is only meant for travelers of spiritual path... never
otherwise! Those who wish traveling the path undertaken by Mahavira,
Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed need travel the
path of enlightenment... the path of self realization!
is liberating self from bondage of birth and death forever! As per
sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism it is our soul atman the spirit
within that has manifested the human form to work out its karma...
remove the dross impurities within! It is not within the capability
of the human form to manifest a soul atman!
Ever since a
soul atman started its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations...
an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years... the desire of every
soul atman always remains regaining its lost original pure
prime pristine primordial form at the earliest. When human beings
gained enlightenment... the soul atman finally liberates forever
from the bondage of death!
This liberated soul atman finally enters abode of God... the kingdom
of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). For people in West... for
followers of Christianity and Buddhism... precepts of enlightenment
would always elude them! Enlightenment is never meant for those
who do not believe in the concept of spirituality as detailed in
sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.
Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... all reached the stage
of enlightenment following the precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism! For gaining enlightenment... for attaining the stage
of self realization... one needs following the wisdom contained
in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! We truly have no other alternative.
is a word coined by spiritualists as releasing of the self... is
the ultimate goal of life for every living being! The moment
complete dross impurities within the self... the real self of us...
our inner self removed... one reached... attained the stage of self
realization! Self realization is not that easily achieved... similar
as enlightenment is not that easy to achieve!
How difficult it is to attain self realization can be gauged from
the fact that; in last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people
existing world over only two persons attained the stage of self
realization... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
This statement comes from one who reached the stage of self realization
in 1993 at the age of 37!
Unless one reaches
the stage of self realization... none can deduce what self realization
is all about! Cutting across shackles of five senses and the mind,
practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in
continuation... in the process awakening kundalini to the full results
in one reaching the stage of self realization... never otherwise!
To attain self
realization is reaching the end of cosmic journey... the 8.4 millionth
manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle! Having attained
self realization one need not manifest life further. The present
bodily form becomes the last manifestation for the soul atman...
the spirit within! One finally reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi...
the stage of absolute nothingness!
Not one... not thousands but millions of people think that Paramhansa
Yogananda reached the stage of self realization... the stage of
enlightenment in his lifetime! This is not true. When I started
on the path of self realization... the first spiritual book that
I purchased from the market was, "Autobiography of a Yogi".
For a spiritual seeker this book is in fact a Bible... an eye opener!
I finally reached the stage of self realization in 1993 at 37 years
of age... I could read the lines which a self realized person can
never state! For one who has reached the end of the journey...
it is not difficult to differentiate between powers of candle, a
bulb from that of piercing sunlight! Paramhansa Yogananda had almost
reached the stage of self realization but did not attain self realization
in his lifetime!
At no stage
of life Paramhansa Yogananda himself claimed or declared that he
gained self realization in his lifetime! It is what his faithful
followers believe and preach! Every human being on mother Earth
has the potential of becoming a Mahavira... an enlightened one!
Believing wrong facts of life we do not reach anywhere... why believe
in something that may not be proved true!
If we truly desire seeking God Almighty... if we truly desire reaching
the portals of God Almighty... if we truly desire gaining enlightenment...
if we want to attain self realization then we need to distinguish
right from wrong... truth from falsehood! Unless we learn to separate
milk from water... we shall never reach the absolute truth of life
I was born in
a Jain family yet, something within me inherently told me that to
reach God one need follow the dictates contained in sacred Bhagavad
Gita of Hinduism! Following the path of Mahavira alone I could
not realize God. Whatever became available to me from Jainism,
Buddhism, Islamic Dharma, I always gathered it with open hands!
my life I believed absolutely on one thing... Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism
is the end of all! I was absolutely right. Truthfully Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism is the end of all. Realizing the wisdom contained in
sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism any human being on mother Earth
belonging to any religion, faith or belief can attain self realization
in ones lifetime!
Enlightenment and self realization do not belong to any religion,
belief or faith nor are they the sole propriety of any particular
scripture! Self realization can be attained by anyone who follows
the precepts of spirituality with total truthfulness! We have
to believe the fact that form of human beings is but a temporal
phase in the life cycle of a soul atman... The spirit within!
Unless we believe
in this fact... we shall not reach anywhere on the path of self
realization nor gain enlightenment ever! Every soul atman in its
lifetime has to pass through a maximum of 8.4 million manifestations
of which the initial 7.3 million manifestations are in insect, plant
and animal life. In the human form alone our soul atman manifests
1.1 million types of bodies!
Does this mean
from the first manifestation as a human being by our soul atman...
every human being has been mandated a journey of 1.1 million manifestations...
an earthly life cycle of 12.4 million years to reach the stage of
enlightenment... termed self realization in spirituality! Yes, the
absolute truth of life is so!
Self realization is not a propriety that needs to be covered
in a lifetime of 70 to 80 years! Human beings have ample time to
reach the stage of enlightenment... self realization! Yet we
do not know what form our soul atman shall manifest in the next
manifestation... it is best we travel the spiritual path now!
In the present
human form... the journey of life is limited to the present body
only! It is not human beings but our soul atman that is covering
the cosmic journey! After the death of body in the human form it
is our soul atman that shall manifest a form based on the residual
balance of karma of present manifestation.
the residual balance of karma of present life at the time of death
of the body... the same becomes the opening balance for next manifestation...
the new journey of life! If the residual balance of karma of present
life at the time of death of body demands one manifesting a form
in the house of a laborer... our soul atman simply cannot manifest
the form of a Prince!
In the cosmic system... in the domain of God... on the path of pure
spirituality there are no free lunches nor is the system of God
disordered at any stage as stipulated by the famous physicist Stephen
Hawking in his book, "a brief history of time". The
ignorant scientist fails to understand that spirituality is beyond
the purview of science.
starts from the point where science ends. In the history of mankind...
in the entire history of science Albert Einstein was the only scientist
who used his brain 4%. Commoners... the masses use their brain 1%.
Those who have reached the stage of enlightenment... the stage of
self realization used their brain hundred percent!
in the last stages of his life started reading the sacred Bhagavad-Gita!
He deeply regretted that he should have read Bhagavad-Gita... fathomed
the depth of Bhagavad Gita in the early stages of his life... the
prime reason why Albert Einstein failed to understand the total
precepts of spirituality contained in Bhagavad-Gita!
Science demand proofs that are never forthcoming in the domain
of God... in the field of spirituality... on the path of self realization!
In the field of spirituality... to attain self realization we need
to have absolute faith in the system of God Almighty. Only then
human beings attained self realization in their lifetime... never
faith in God Almighty is that inherent ingredient of human life
devoid which human beings failed to scale upper regions of spirituality!
Dominated by a bloated ego... the wanton desires and greed for materialistic
riches most human beings who pursue path of spirituality fail! The
reason for their failure is apparent... standing on pedestal of
earthly life they desire reaching God!
into domain of God... we need to believe in God in totality! We
need to have absolute faith in God in totality! We need to understand
what spirituality meant! It is by understanding the meaning of spirituality,
meditation yoga; human beings proceeded towards the ultimate goal
of life step-by-step.
In the domain of God there is no place for desires or wishes. Simply
by desiring or wishing nothing is gained! Even our prayers are
not fulfilled by God Almighty. God Almighty failed to answer all
prayers that were one-sided! Seeking materialistic riches is
not what prayers are meant for! Seeking self realization in ones
lifetime is what people should ask for from God Almighty... not
the materialistic riches!
If we truly
desire attaining self realization in our lifetime... we need to
pursue the path undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi
Ramana... both of whom attained self realization in their lifetime!
Both started their journey on the spiritual path via the path of
bhakti yoga but finally switched to path of jnana yoga... the path
of absolute wisdom!
Both Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana were down to earth people... always
lying on a cot answering the queries of masses! For them the distinction
between a king and a cobbler never existed! All came in a queue
one by one. In the domain of God... in the house of God every single
human being is judged by one's balance of karma... not the status!
However rich or poor one is... in the house of God... in the domain
of God all are equal! On the path of enlightenment... on the
path of self realization it is positive balance of karma that matters...
the virtues gained! It is the residual balance of karma that
gets transferred to next manifestation after the death of body...
all materialistic riches of present life going waste!
For a serious
seeker of spirituality... for one desirous of attaining self realization
in present life time... we have to remain truthful all the time.
Not a single lapse is permitted! It is only by remaining truthful
always and ever I was able to hear the sweet small inner voice of
my soul atman that seemed to come from within our heart!
voice of my soul atman... I finally cleared all handles on path
of pure spirituality... the path of self realization! Traveling
the path of spirituality has its pitfalls... 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... I had to reach God
in this very life no matter what!
It was Bhagavad-Gita... the wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita that
came to my rescue all the time! Having reached the stage of self
realization... the contents of Bhagavad Gita have become like ABCD
to me. It is as if I had dictated the contents of sacred Bhagavad
Gita in one of my earlier manifestations!
the end of spiritual pursuit... the Mount Everest of spirituality
I have nowhere to go further! This is my last manifestation... the
8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle!
The moment I leave my bodily frame I shall attain moksha (salvation)...
enter the portals of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)... a point
of no return!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept
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