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Query: God Realization Hinduism... Difference between God Realization and Self Realization


Vijay Kumar:
God Realization Hinduism... self realization... realization of self... reaching God... gaining enlightenment... all meant the same! As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism the journey of life always belonged to our atman soul... the spirit within! Our soul atman is the absolute master and controller of human body and not vice versa. A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.

It is not within the capability of human body to manifest a soul atman. As detailed in Christianity... our soul atman is not distinct from spirit! There is nothing like Holy Spirit that exists in this world. Apart from God Almighty... apart from souls atmans (a spirit manifesting a body) nothing exists in whole cosmos! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is absolutely clear on this point!

Broken down to basic building block of cosmos... every form including human beings is but a cluster of atoms and molecules! Only when perceived from senses point of view... things appeared solid! Truthfully everything is gaseous formation! We as a soul atman are spirit that manifests human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within!

When a soul atman started its cosmic journey... it was totally pure! When God Almighty exploded self with a big bang... all pure souls’ atmans scattered all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds! In the melee... the pure souls' atmans gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! As a soul atman cannot purify self of its own... it needs a body... an external medium to purify self!

In Hinduism... as per Bhagavad Gita... the definition of soul atman is pure consciousness that pervades cosmic system! The moment a soul atman manifests a body... it was termed Jiva in Hinduism! The relationship between an individual soul atman and God Almighty is that of an individual piece of puzzle and the completed puzzle!


The individual piece of puzzle being an atman soul... the completed puzzle God Almighty! A soul atman is not distinct from God Almighty in its essence! A soul atman is God Almighty in miniscule form! Does this mean God Almighty existing within every human being in miniscule form as our soul atman... yes, the cosmic truth is so!

For a commoner... a normal human being to distinguish a soul atman from God Almighty is not possible! Most people did not understand what God Almighty or soul atman was all about. It is only by assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita human beings finally reached stage of God realization... self realization... enlightenment!

In Jainism... the stage of self realization has been termed kaivalya. In Hindi kaivalya stands for the stage when only jnana (wisdom) remained and complete dross impurities within our soul atman removed forever. This stage of pure consciousness... the stage of kaivalya jnana is termed self realization... God realization!


When only jnana wisdom remained... that stage is termed God realization! As per Bhagavad Gita after reaching stage of kaivalya nothing further remains to be achieved. But as per doctrines of Jainism life did not stop at the stage of kaivalya. There was much more to be achieved after becoming a kaivalya jnani... an enlightened one!

This is a misnomer in Jainism... prime reason why Jainism is not recognized world over the way people recognized Buddhism! The spread of Jainism got limited because of its dogmas... its rigidity in accepting other established religions of world... more particularly Hinduism! Jainism did not recognize existence of God Almighty. This determination of Jainism is an absolute farce.

Jainism does not recognize Lord Krishna reaching stage of kaivalya jnana in his lifetime! Jainism also does not recognize Lord Krishna becoming an enlightened one! Jainism fails to realize that Lord Krishna was not an enlightened one but much above... Lord Krishna was an embodiment of God Almighty... an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form)!


In the entire history of mankind there has never been one like Lord Krishna! Only in present times of strife people expected coming of Bhagavan Kalki... an avatar of present era (God manifest in human form)! An avatar is distinct from an enlightened one in the sense that after gaining enlightenment... an enlightened one takes moksha (salvation)!

For an enlightened one... the mortal affairs of life carried no further meaning! But for an avatar... who is a lethal combination of an enlightened one and Chanakya (the most able administrator in the history of mankind) re-establishing Dharma (righteousness) is the foremost task! To accomplish this feat an avatar apart from being an enlightened one also administers justice!

To root out evil from society forever... to re-establish Dharma (forces of righteousness) against evil forces of lawlessness... coming of an avatar is necessitated! Truly Lord Krishna was an avatar of his era... avatar of Dwapar Yuga! The same conditions that existed during times of Lord Krishna exist now. We are presently passing through Kali Yuga stage of life... Dark Age... metal age when primary trust amongst each other almost reduced to zero!


Selfishness peaks in times of Kali Yuga. The Kali Yuga is not a word coined for Hinduism alone. All over world one witnessed state of uneasiness... anxiety that propelled masses towards retaliation... revolution! But the selfish would not survive the present Kali Yuga... the forces of righteousness (Dharma) takes care of that!

Administrator of the highest order... the awaited Bhagavan Kalki... a messiah... an avatar would be a one-man army! With a faithful following of above 2000 million people worldwide... he would succeed in accomplishing tasks that are considered impossible for human beings!

Coming back to the topic of God realization... one thing is sure! God realization... self realization... enlightenment is not that easily achieved... prime reason why in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only two persons succeeded in reaching the stage of God realization... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!


If we asked... how many God realized persons existed today... the answer may be one or a maximum of two! Why? As is evident in the history of mankind one never witnessed coming of two enlightened ones at the same time! So was never to be... so was not ordained by God Almighty! The reason for that was... if many God realized souls came at the same time... how humanity would know... whom to worship or not!

The difference between god realization and self realization can be explained from the following example- God realization meant reaching God in present life time! Self realization meant reaching our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within! When our soul atman is of the same essence as God almighty... reaching God... self realization meant the same!

Experiences of god realization... self realization could never be enumerated in words! Experiences of spiritual path are beyond comprehension of most human beings! Path of spirituality is beyond capture of science and senses! Unless one established absolute control over five senses and mind... the experiences of spiritual path could never be realized by one!


Realization of God becomes possible only by travelling spiritual path... assimilating teachings contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita can never be understood literally. The text of sacred scriptures demands reading in between the lines! For reaching God contemplation on God Almighty is an absolute must!

Prime reason why God Almighty can never be reached via path of religion... path of rituals! In present Kali Yuga... dark age... metal age one could reach God only by path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom)... never path of bhakti yoga or karma yoga! Human beings who lived under an illusion that God can be reached via path of bhakti of karma yoga never gained anything in life!

The concept of God realization can be best understood following original teachings of Bhagavad Gita... the gist of which with English transliteration can be had from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India or from railway stations all over India! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and Kaurava Kings.


Teachings of Bhagavad Gita form summum bonum of spirituality... epitome of spiritual pursuit! Beyond teachings of Bhagavad Gita there is nothing worth knowing in whole cosmos! In present times... in the present scientific age one need not refer to Vedas (Hinduism revelations)... even Upanishads (independent treatises)! The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings in present age to reach God Almighty in their lifetime!

If one asked me... how to realize God in present life time... my answer would be straight and clear... follow teachings contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! By travelling path of absolute truthfulness... by travelling uncharted path of spirituality... path of unknown any human being world over could reach stage of God realization... self realization... enlightenment!

Why indulge in ephemeral pursuits of life when all shall be left behind after death of mortal body? Pursue that which carries to next life... virtues gained on spiritual path! It is through complex process of karma and evolution... virtues of one life transferred to another! If the residual balance of karma of present life at the time of death of body demanded our soul atman manifesting a form of laborer in next manifestation... one could not be born a Prince... no matter what!


In domain of God Almighty we never find free lunches... or mangoes growing on a guava tree! In the domain of God Almighty things are straight and clear... pursue spiritual path... pursue inherent desires... pursue dictates of our soul atman finally reaching God in present life time. It is only by negating karma to zero human beings finally reached stage of God realization... enlightenment!

Meditating in shavasna path of yoga... indulging in self enquiry through path of Neti (not this, not this)... I finally realized God in 1993. Having reached cosmic end of life... nowhere to go further I shall attain salvation (moksha) moment I left my mortal frame! This is my last manifestation on mother earth... 8.4 millionth manifestation when my pure soul atman after death of mortal body shall enter abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)!

God realization as defined in Hinduism and pursued through path of pure spirituality is the ultimate goal of life for every human being! Reaching God Almighty is what we were ordained for! Travelling spiritual path is a necessity of our soul atman... never the mortal human form! Assisting our soul atman in reaching cosmic end of life is our duty... something we could not delay forever!


I was born in a Jain family yet, I followed precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The moment I reached stage of God realization... all religions became same for me! From Vijay Kumar Jain, I became Vijay Kumar... the man who realized God in 1993! Having seen light of sun... I can distinguish between cosmic powers and the faint light of bulb or a candle!

Throughout my life I followed what was stated and followed by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi Ramana. I followed the path undertaken by these spiritual stalwarts who gained enlightenment in their lifetime! Why not follow teachings of one who have already covered the journey towards reaching God in their lifetime.

When spiritual stalwarts like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Acharya Rajneesh (née Osho) failed to reach stage of self realization... God realization in their lifetime... what point following religious path that never took one towards God Almighty! Total submission to God is present times... the path of bhakti yoga is almost impossible to practice!


No matter how many visits we made to temples, churches or mosques... or how many dips we took in sacred Ganges River... God Almighty can only be reached via path of pure spirituality... path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom! Path of jnana yoga demanded our negating karma to zero in totality... we had no other alternative!

The earlier we understood myths of taking religious path the better for us! We must always remember... we had one life to live... the present earthly sojourn of 70 to 80 years! We never know after death of mortal body what form our soul atman manifests in next life! It is in our interest to travel spiritual path now... in present earthly sojourn!

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

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