Query: Nirguna Brahman... saguna brahman and nirguna brahman!
Nirguna Brahman... formless Brahman forms
core of teachings of Bhagavad Gita Hinduism... foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on mother earth!
God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism) is always Nirguna... Nirakaar in form (having no form)! When God is
Nirakaar (having no form)... it shall always remain Nirguna (having no material
Saguna form of Brahman (having a form) is a mythological belief! As per sacred Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism, Saguna form of Brahman had no entity in cosmic system! Broken down to basic building block of
cosmos... the whole cosmos is made up of clusters of atoms and molecules! Other than God Almighty... nothing exists
in cosmic system... says Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!
Believing in Saguna Brahman (a God having form) is
travelling religious path... never path of spirituality! Believing in Saguna form of God... none ever reached stage
of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! God Almighty can only be reached via Nirguna form of God i.e. Nirakaar form of
God (having no form)!
When one seriously contemplated on God Almighty... we finally realized that all the time we
had been talking to self... our soul atman... the spirit within! Our soul atman... the spirit within is God
Almighty in miniscule form existing within every living being including human beings! If an individual piece of
puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty!
Believing in Nirguna form of God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism)... walking path of
jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom... human beings finally reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! In a
lifespan of 70 to 80 years... reaching God Almighty is pretty difficult yet, both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and
Maharishi Ramana reached God via Nirakaar form of God!
Unless we concentrated on the imaginary... unless we concentrated our thoughts on formless God... unless one
treaded uncharted path of spirituality... path of unknown... one never reached God in present life time!
Understanding the difference between Nirguna Brahman and Saguna Brahman is of vital importance!
It is assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... one finally learnt to
differentiate between Saguna and Nirguna form of Brahman! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was given to mankind by
Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and Kaurava Kings! Teachings of Bhagavad Gita epitomized the
value of path of absolute truthfulness!
People prayed to Saguna Brahman... people worshipped Saguna Brahman as it was beyond their
capacity to comprehend God Almighty otherwise! However indulgence in Saguna Brahman never led anywhere! The more
one indulged in Saguna Brahman... we delayed our journey to God Almighty! Indulging in Nirguna form of God was the
only saving grace for mankind.
To understand entity of God Almighty... we need understanding what atman soul Hinduism is all about! If an
individual piece of grain is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! God always existed in human
beings as our soul atman. Brahman of Hinduism is equivalent of God Almighty in Christianity... Khuda in Islamic
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
For a serious seeker of spirituality Nirguna Brahman was all that mattered! The Advaita
Vedanta doctrine of Hinduism... the sacred Bhagavad Gita... various Upanishads (independent treatises)... all
talked of formless God... Brahman that was Nirakaar in form... Nirguna! Whatever our form of prayer or worship...
it was only Nirguna form of Brahman that finally mattered!
At a very young age I finally realized that going to a temple, church or mosque carried no
meaning! In Hinduism worshipping Saguna Brahman in form of clay idols kept in various temples never meant anything
for one in search of God Almighty. If we truly wanted to reach God in present life time... we had to travel path of
self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) that directly led one to God Almighty!
The form of God Almighty... the form of our real self... our soul atman... the spirit within is like an onion! The
moment last layer was peeled... one reached stage of absolute nothingness... also termed stage of Nirvikalpa
Samadhi! Searching for God Almighty (Brahman in Hinduism) one finally reached our inner self... our soul atman...
the spirit within!
As our soul atman is not distinct from Brahman... God Almighty... the essence of spiritual
path... spiritual journey laid in concentrating on Nirguna Brahman... the formless God having no material entity!
Concept of Brahman as detailed in Bhagavad Gita is without a parallel! Contemplating on nirguna brahman and saguna
brahman human beings finally realized God!
God Almighty... Brahman... the cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at a given moment
of time has always remained formless from beginning of time! Source of infinite primordial cosmic energy... the
entity of God Almighty is not that easily realized... prime reason why God Almighty ordained a travel of 1.1
million manifestations in human form!
When I seriously started in search of God 13 years of age... I had no inkling what Saguna Brahman and Nirguna
Brahman was all about! It was only in later stages of spiritual pursuit I finally concentrated on formless God...
Nirguna Brahman... Nirakaar in form! My pursuit of God Almighty could never be expressed in words... experiences of
spiritual path are beyond comprehension of five senses and mind... the written word!
In present scientific age... one desirous of reaching God in present life time must
contemplate on Nirguna form of God... Nirakaar in form (having no form)! Assimilating wisdom contained in 700
shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita... any human being world over can reach God. Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism deals with
Nirguna form of God... never Saguna form of Brahman!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Nirguna Brahman explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on saguna brahman - saguna brahman can be found at : Essays Articles Brahman Hinduism
... Vijay Kumar - 5 Feb 2011.
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