Query: Teachings of Hinduism... Basic
What are the
teachings of Hinduism... basic fundamentals of Hinduism? Hinduism teachings comprise of Hinduism
revelations... the sacred Vedas (primary of which are Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda), the
sacred Bhagavad Gita (doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and
Kaurava Kings) and various Upanishads (independent treatises... composed by various sages and saints of
Teachings of Bhagavad Gita form core of Hinduism! In absence of teachings of Bhagavad Gita
none world over could reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! In the present scientific age... wisdom
contained in Vedas is not as applicable as was in yesteryears. In present times... path of jnana yoga... path of
absolute wisdom was a sure shot method of reaching God!
Path of jnana yoga... absolute wisdom entailed contemplation on
God Almighty via path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi
Ramana (one who gained enlightenment in his lifetime)! In the present Kali Yuga, Dark Age... metal age path of
rituals... path of religion carried no
Logistical reasoning was the only way of cutting across shackles of karma forever. Unless we
developed an ability to cross-examine... cross question God Almighty on various issues of life... one never reached
anywhere on spiritual path! Lying in shavasna pose of yoga when human beings indulged in path of Neti (not this,
not this)... it expedited spiritual journey!
Teachings of Hinduism are of vital importance. Whatever is contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism does not exist in other religions of world. However whatever is contained in Jainism scriptures,
Buddhist teachings, sacred books of Islamic Dharma... all exist in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism in
Teachings of Hinduism... teachings of Bhagavad Gita form summum bonum of spirituality... epitome
of spiritual pursuit. It is following teachings contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism Mahavira, Gautama
Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed finally reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
Most followers of Jainism may not agree on this point! Same is the case with most Buddhist
followers! Even followers of Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed may not agree on this statement yet, absolute cosmic
truths can never be belied! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contained truth and only truth. Following teachings contained
in Bhagavad Gita one finally became knower of all... gained omniscience for all practical purposes!
From inception of life on mother earth existed teachings of Hinduism! Hinduism is the oldest
of all religions existing on mother earth. In absence of Hinduism... in absence of teachings of sacred Bhagavad
Gita... life on mother earth carried no meaning! Enlightenment just could not be gained via any other path other
than detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!
Religious teachings of Hinduism... Hinduism mythology does not play a vital role on path of pure
spirituality! Still, importance of Hinduism mythology cannot be denied! To understand spirituality in all its
glory... to reach God in present life time... stories as contained in Hindu mythology were necessitated! People
understood spiritual terminology better through religious stories.
Primary of all Hinduism teachings that form core of life on mother earth is the acceptance of
fact that we are primarily a cosmic consciousness on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly
life cycle of 96.4 million years! Every soul atman manifested life on mother earth to work out its karma... remove
dross impurities within!
The moment complete dross impurities within soul atman removed... it regained its lost
original pure prime pristine primordial form! The liberated soul atman... the purified soul atman finally entered
abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The liberated soul atman entered kingdom of God only
after human beings attained salvation (moksha)!
Gaining enlightenment and finally salvation is the ultimate goal of life for every human being!
No matter what our goal in present life be... the cosmic goal of life for a soul atman always remained human beings
reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! We may or may not travel spiritual
path now... but ultimate goal of life always remained fixed!
Travelling spiritual path is not a necessity of manifest physical self... undertaking
spiritual journey is necessitated for our soul atman... the spirit within! In absence of a body... no soul atman
could purify self! Every soul atman needs a medium... an external body to purify itself! It is through a cycle of
8.4 million manifestations a soul atman finally reached cosmic end of life.
Hinduism major beliefs revolved around the fact that death did not exist in cosmic system. On
mother earth after death of mortal body family weeps bereaved... on cosmic plane nothing much has happened... it
was as simple as changing of guards at Buckingham Palace! Similar as student of class one jumps to class two...
soul atman after death of body manifested a new one!
The doctrine of reincarnation as understood by most world over is flawed! When a soul atman is
indestructible... can neither be created or destroyed... how could it rebirth! The explanation of reincarnation in
various encyclopedias and dictionaries... birth of soul atman in a new body after death of present mortal body does
not hold ground!
The entire journey of a soul atman... the entire lifespan of 8.4 million manifestations is
one single journey of life... totally unbroken... unhindered! The moment death of mortal body occurs... the soul
atman immediately manifested a new body based on residual balance of karma of that moment.
If the residual balance of karma demanded a soul atman manifesting form of a laborer in next
life... one could not be born a Prince... no matter what! As per Hinduism facts and beliefs... crux of life always
rested with doctrine of karma that acted as accountant general of cosmic system! The inscrutable laws of karma
governed the journey of life of every living being on mother earth.
Whatever the residual balance of karma at the time of death of body... becomes the opening
balance for next manifestation! The books of karma run on the same principle as balance sheet maintained by an
accountant! Whatever the virtues of present life... the same get transferred to next life at the time of death of
After death of mortal body what transfers to next life are virtues earned! Nothing material
transfers to next life... the next manifestation by our soul atman! It is through complex process of karma and
evolution life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle. In absence of karma or evolution the whole cosmic system would
simply remain inert... decay and die!
Amongst the most glorious Hinduism facts is the belief that apart from God Almighty nothing
exists in cosmic system. God almighty... termed Brahman in Hinduism is one and only one. God Almighty... the
cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos is the only truth of life! Broken down to basic building block of
cosmos... every human being reduced to gaseous formation!
When viewed from senses point of view things appeared solid! Otherwise everything is but a
cluster of atoms and molecules including human beings! As per doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion)... the whole
creation exists only in thoughts of God Almighty! When present cosmos does not seem to have a boundary... how could
it exist? If it has a boundary... then what beyond!
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
The moment we learnt to analyze precepts of cosmic system based on logistical reasoning... we
gradually arrived at right truth! Similar as precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita can never be understood
literally... nothing in sacred scriptures of Hinduism can be understood literally... it demands reading in between
In Hinduism beliefs... existence of God Almighty can never be disputed! As per Bhagavad Gita it
is only when God Almighty (cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time) explodes self...
the present cosmos formed! God Almighty... the cluster of all pure souls atmans is that singularity which
scientists world over talked of while discussing big bang theory.
God Almighty... the cluster of all purified souls atmans in cosmos at the time of big bang
carried the volume of half a thumb! This magnificent cosmic primordial energy... the size of half a thumb unable to
contain itself for long in its prime pure state again exploded with a big bang... giving rise to a new cosmos... a
new journey of life!
All the basic fundamentals of Hinduism... primary teachings of Hinduism are contained in
sacred Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna! Lord Krishna was an avatar of his era (God
manifest in human form)! The stature of an avatar as per Hinduism beliefs is much above that of a man God like
Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed!
Any human being world over wanting to reach God in present life needs assimilating pearls of
wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita can be followed by any human
being belonging to any religion, faith our belief! For following teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita one need not
convert to Hinduism ever!
The teachings of Bhagavad Gita have universal appeal! It is not the proprietary of Hindus
alone. A serious seeker of spirituality belonging to any religion, faith or belief can ceremoniously follow
teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita... reach end goal of cosmic life... 8.4 millionth manifestation when human
beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!
Travel of spiritual path is best detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. In absence of
Bhagavad Gita none world over could gain enlightenment... no matter what! Teachings of Bhagavad Gita are totally
based upon logistics... clear reasoning! One having absolute faith in God Almighty can definitely decipher
teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita.
As per Hinduism teachings... travelling path of absolute truthfulness was another necessity of
spiritual path! Unless we were truthful to core... we would never realize anything on spiritual path! Only by
remaining truthful always and ever human beings finally hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman that
seemed to come from within our heart!
Following the dictates of my soul atman... travelling spiritual path with absolute sincerity
I finally reached portals of God Almighty in the wee hours of third of August 1993 when I realized God at 37 years
of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth. Having become a pure soul atman... the need to manifest
another body now ceased to exist!
The moment I leave my mortal frame... I shall but attain salvation (moksha)! Throughout my
life I have followed path undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... the two spiritual
stalwarts who gained enlightenment in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over! Why
not follow those who have already covered the journey?
Blessed are those who travel spiritual path! Spiritual path is reaching our true inner self...
our soul atman... the spirit within! We as soul atman gaining absolute purity is ultimate goal of life! By
establishing absolute control over five senses and mind... practising absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in
continuation... any human being world over can reach stage of enlightenment!
Teachings of Hinduism have no parallel in mankind. Why not follow a wisdom that has universal
appeal! The original gist of Bhagavad Gita with English transliteration is available for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) at
most railway stations of India or directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. Yet, how many people world over
understood gist of Bhagavad Gita!
Essence of life lay in understanding underlying meaning of scriptural texts... only then
could one expect to reach stage of enlightenment in present life!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Teachings of Hinduism explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on hinduism beliefs - hinduism beliefs can be found at : Essays Articles Hinduism
... Vijay Kumar - 11 Feb 2011.
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