Query: God Realization Hinduism... Difference between God Realization and Self
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of God Realization Hinduism explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on difference between god realization and self realization - how to realise god within you can be found at : Essays Articles God Realization
... Vijay Kumar - 5 Feb 2011.
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