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How to Gain Enlightenment

Query: How to Gain Enlightenment... Difference between Enlightenment and Self Realization!

Vijay Kumar:
How to gain enlightenment... how to reach stage of self realization... God realization... all meant the same! Gaining enlightenment was not ordained by God Almighty to be completed in one human cycle... God Almighty ordained a journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form... an earthly travel of 12.4 million years before human beings reached stage of enlightenment kaivalya!

How to gain enlightenment... is the question of many world over yet, one failed to realize the true meaning and purport of enlightenment! In simpler words enlightenment meant our soul atman... the spirit within regaining its original pure prime pristine primordial form! For an atman soul to gain absolute purity... a maximum of 1.1 million bodies in human form were necessitated! How?

To understand cosmic crux of life... to understand why an atman soul needed gaining purity... we need travelling to the stage when cosmos was getting created! People doubted existence of God Almighty. The creation of cosmos was not possible in absence of God Almighty! How? It is only when God Almighty exploded self with a big bang... the present cosmos got formed!

God Almighty... the cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at the time of big bang carried the volume of half a thumb! This primordial cosmic energy... the size of half a thumb unable to contain itself for long in its prime pure state explodes with a big bang... giving rise to a new cosmos... a new journey of life!

God Almighty is termed Brahman in Hinduism. The occurrence of big bang could not occur unless Brahman (God Almighty) exploded self! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is absolutely clear on this point. As per Bhagavad Gita... with the occurrence of big bang the cluster of all pure souls atmans disintegrated and scattered all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds! This confirms the saying that God is everywhere!

In the melee, the hurtling souls' atmans gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! To cleanse self of dross impurities within... to work out its karma starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman! It is through chain of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years a soul atman finally reached cosmic end of life when human beings gained enlightenment!

As per Bhagavad Gita if an individual grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty! This also means that God Almighty exists within every human being in miniscule form as our soul atman! A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.

Gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) is the ultimate goal of life for every human being! Enlightenment can only be gained by travelling spiritual path... never path of religion... path of rituals! For knowing our true inner self... for realizing the consciousness within us we needed travelling path of pure spirituality that leads one directly to God Almighty!

The essence of spirit within every human being can only be known by travelling spiritual path! The consciousness that pervades every living form is indestructible... can neither be created nor destroyed! The journey of a soul atman from first manifestation to 8.4 millionth manifestation is one single span of life... unbroken... unhindered!

In present Kali Yuga... metal age... Dark Age how many human beings do we think travelled spiritual path! At a given moment of time amongst 7 billion people existing world over... hardly one or two persons travelled spiritual path sincerely and diligently. This is proved from the fact that in last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over only two persons succeeded in gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!

Enlightenment... kaivalya jnana... stage of self realization... Nirvikalpa samadhi is not that easily achieved... prime reason why God Almighty ordained a long journey of 12.4 million earthly years in human form! Trying to gain enlightenment in a limited time span of 70 to 80 years of manifest physical life almost seems impossible yet, for a true seeker of spirituality... nothing is impossible!

Enlightenment in Hinduism differs from concept of enlightenment in West! In the entire Western fraternity except Jesus Christ none reached stage of enlightenment ever. Compared to this not hundreds but in thousands people gained enlightenment in India! Truly India is the spiritual citadel of world! In China power flows from barrel of gun but in India spirituality is imbibed in every human being from birth!

Lord Krishna... an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form) came from India and so did Mahavira... 24 Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor)! The wisdom of Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed also owed their allegiance to sacred doctrines of Hinduism! During the missing years in life of Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ came to India stowed on a ship.

From spiritual point of view there is no difference between Enlightenment and self realization! All the three... enlightenment... self realization... God realization means the same! As per Bhagavad Gita... reaching stage of enlightenment demanded human beings establishing absolute control over five senses and mind.

Simultaneously practising absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation (termed Brahmacharya Vrata in Hinduism) human beings finally awakened the dormant kundalini shakti... the coiled serpentine energy that lay dormant in base of spine! Full awakening of kundalini resulted in opening of Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petaled Lotus) in our brain located behind forehead!

One immediately reached stage of enlightenment forever... became an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira! Gaining enlightenment meant becoming knower of all... one finally gained omniscience for all practical purposes! In technical terms enlightenment and spiritual enlightenment meant the same.

As per Bhagavad Gita journey of life always belonged to our soul atman... the spirit within and never the manifest human form. Our soul atman is the absolute master and controller of human body... always and ever! It is not within the capability of human body to manifest a soul atman! Travelling spiritual path is a necessity for our soul atman... not the manifest human form!

Symptoms of enlightenment are many... one reaches stage of Nirvikalpa samadhi... stage of absolute nothingness when not a single thought entered our brain uninvoked! For an enlightened one... the whole world became one family! Unable to distinguish one from another... an enlightened one finally frees self of all earthly bondages forever!

For an enlightened one... our soul atman having become pure... the need to manifest another body now ceased to exist! For an enlightened one... for a soul atman that has become absolutely pure... sleep and death carried no meaning! An enlightened one can work 24 x 7 every single day of life! The fear of death vanished moment human beings gained enlightenment!

For an enlightened one... the gist of all sacred scriptures became like ABCD! It was as if one had dictated the contents of sacred scriptures in one of their previous manifestations! The brain of an enlightened one becomes hundred percent active! The brain of a commoner works 1%... the balance 99% remaining dormant most of time!

Albert Einstein the famous physicist activated his brain 4%! For an enlightened one... the entire wisdom contained in cosmos is now at our fingertips. This is an irreversible process. Having become an enlightened one... one could not revert to worldly routines of life! Just as a bud having bloomed into a flower cannot become a bud again... a soul atman having gained absolute purity remains pure all the time.

For gaining enlightenment one needs travelling path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom... never path of religion... path of rituals! One could never reach God Almighty via path of religion... path of rituals! After reaching stage of enlightenment... the liberated soul atman after leaving mortal frame finally entered abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Baikuntha in Hinduism)!

After enlightenment human beings reached stage of salvation (moksha)! Salvation... moksha is reached moment an enlightened one leaves the mortal frame forever!

Enlightenment is least related to science. Spirituality starts from the point where science ends. Science demands proofs that are not forthcoming in the field of pure spirituality. In the domain of God absolute faith in God Almighty rules the roost! It is travelling path of absolute truthfulness with hundred percent faith in God Almighty... human beings finally crossed all barriers of ephemeral life!

We are presently passing through Kali Yuga phase of life when relationship between different constituents of society breaks down! Faith amongst each other at its lowest ebb... only a world war can improve the situation (termed Chatham Chatta in Jainism)! In such times society awaits a messiah... an avatar of present era (God manifest in human form) to re-establish Dharma (forces of righteousness)!

In present times people await coming of Bhagavan Kalki... an avatar of present era! Such would be the aura of this magnificent human being that he shall develop a following of above 2000 million people worldwide! Such would be the clout of this gentleman that not only human beings... but lower forms of life would silently follow his dictates!

Bhagwan Kalki would be the combination of an enlightened one and the most able administrator in the history of mankind... namely Chanakya! This dreadful combination of a man God and Chanakya would result in re-establishment of Dharma (righteousness) against evil forces of adharma (lawlessness)!

Beyond 2014 is expected start of enlightenment era when Bhagavan Kalki would surface before mankind! 2014 and beyond lay golden era... the new age when spirituality would peak world over! In the coming century... not hundreds but tens of thousands would gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in their lifetime!

Under the able guidance of Bhagavan Kalki... an avatar of present era... mankind would learn for the first time essence of Bhagavad Gita... the foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on mother earth! The glitter of gold and diamonds having become passé... 2014 and beyond would announce a new spiritual era... a new beginning devoid of materialistic tendencies!

When young six years of age... I was fascinated by truthfulness! I also had immense faith in God Almighty and his creation! I wanted to go in search of God even though I had no idea what God Almighty was all about! By 13 years of age I finally decided to go in search of God... no matter what! My goal of life was firm... I had to see and meet God in this very life!

25 years of spiritual travel... I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! I am in permanent communion with God Almighty every second of life! Having become a pure soul atman... the moment I leave my mortal frame I shall attain salvation (moksha)! Most experiences of spiritual path can never be detailed in words... they are beyond comprehension of most human beings!

Regarding travel of spiritual path... gaining enlightenment one thing is absolutely clear! The spiritual journey is a one-way path... having traversed much ahead one can never return to daily routines of life! One must tread spiritual path with caution. I know many who left the path midway... life of such people becomes miserable... some become patient of depression forever!

Enlightenment can easily be gained by following wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! One single scripture... the 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings to reach stage of enlightenment and finally salvation (moksha)! Yet, how many people travelled spiritual path and reached stage of enlightenment!

Gist of original Bhagavad Gita with English transliteration... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata is available for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India or directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India! Still, people do not understand absolute crux of life. It is for primary reason that teachings of Bhagavad Gita can never be understood literally!

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contains everything worth knowable on spiritual path! Right from stage of big bang (when God Almighty exploded self with a big bang) to dissolution of cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)... all is explained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism in explicit detail! In present times one need not refer to sacred Vedas... even Upanishads (independent treatises)!

For gaining enlightenment one needs willpower demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda... the famous disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa! In their lifetime... even spiritual stalwarts like Acharya Rajneesh (née Osho)... Sri Aurobindo failed to reach stage of enlightenment! Sri Aurobindo candidly admitted in his writings about his failure to reach stage of self realization!

Acharya Rajneesh could have easily reached stage of enlightenment in his lifetime but one single lapse cost him dearly. Acharya Rajneesh (née Osho) mixed free sex with yoga in the later stages of life. His experiment was a bitter failure... so much so that he was unceremoniously turned out of United States of America and no country in the world was willing to take him!

Finally his motherland India came to his rescue... Acharya Rajneesh died brokenhearted... disgraced!

On path of pure spirituality... not a single lapse is permitted! Sage Vishwamitra... a highly renowned sage of his era on sighting a maiden woman taking bath in forlorn circumstances in deep dense jungles (forests) fell from grace... he had to repeat the practice of absolute celibacy (Brahmacharya Vrata) all over again!

The power of kundalini awakening... power of semen transmutation cannot be underestimated! Those who have the will to do and die can definitely reach stage of enlightenment in present life time. Sexual energy is the most potent of all energies available to mankind. Harnessing this most potential energy... every serious seeker of spirituality can reach stage of enlightenment!

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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of How to Gain Enlightenment explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on enlightenment in hinduism - difference between enlightenment and self realization can be found at Essays Articles Enlightenment Hinduism ... Vijay Kumar - 29 Jan 2011.

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