Query: Meaning of Life Philosophy... Essence and meaning of
What is the
meaning of life philosophy... what do we mean when we talk of best life philosophie! For understanding
philosophy behind meaning of life... we need indulgence in wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of
Hinduism... foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on mother earth! The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was
given to mankind by Lord Krishna in battle of
As per Bhagavad Gita... life as we see on mother earth is the manifest form! The true essence
of life laid elsewhere! As detailed in Bhagavad Gita the journey of life always belonged to our soul atman... the
spirit within! It is our soul atman... the spirit within that is on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million
manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years!
Out of 8.4 million
manifestations on the whole... the initial 7.3 million manifestations by our soul atman occurred in insect, plant
and animal life! In the remaining 1.1 million manifestations in human form... one is expected to reach stage of
enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! Becoming an enlightened one... a Jina announced end
of cosmic life!
The moment human beings reached stage of self realization... God realization... termed
enlightenment in English... the cosmic journey of our soul atman... the spirit within finally came to an end! The
human form... the manifest human life is but a temporary sojourn in the entire lifespan of a soul atman. A soul is
termed atman in Hinduism.
The significance of manifest life compared to original inner self... our soul atman... the
spirit within is immense! It is only in human form our soul atman finally regained its lost original pure prime
pristine primordial form! Our soul atman finally liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever... moment
human beings reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle!
Travelling spiritual path... reaching stage of enlightenment is the crux of life! As per
Bhagavad Gita the entire cosmic journey of our soul atman is governed by inscrutable laws of karma... as we sow so
shall we reap... nothing less or more! It is only by indulgence in good karma... positive karma human beings
finally crossed ephemeral phase of life forever.
Both karma and theory of evolution are governing in cosmic system! It is through process of
karma and evolution life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle. Karma is that inherent ingredient of cosmic system that
helps one remove dross impurities within our soul atman. In absence of karma... the whole cosmos would become
Karma acts as accountant general of cosmic system... keeping record of minutest action
indulged by human beings! Every single thought... positive or negative precipitates into an act of karma! After
death of mortal body what transfers to next life is residual balance of karma... never the material accumulations
human beings so greedily pursue all their life!
Dominated by a bloated ego... mesmerized by glare of material riches... whatever our
accomplishments... all are left behind moment death overtakes life on mother earth! On the cosmic plane death never
meant anything. Death in cosmic system is as good as changing of guards at Buckingham Palace.
After death of mortal body... the family weeps bereaved but on cosmic scale nothing much has
happened! Based on residual balance of karma of that moment... our soul atman manifests another form giving rise to
a new journey of life... a new manifestation!
The significance of death in life of human beings can be explained by following example:
Suppose our soul atman manifested present human form that was destined to live for 80 years. At age of 60 one meets
accidental death or the journey is cut short by someone abruptly and drastically! Now what happens in the cosmic
Our soul atman manifests another life form for a period of 20 years. When this mortal human
being dies at ripe age of 20... The whole family weeps uncontrollably blaming God all the time! In the
circumstances, is God to blame? When nothing has happened in cosmic system... why fret and fume over the matter!
Whatever was destined has occurred... none is to blame in the matter!
The journey... the cosmic sojourn that was to be completed in one lifespan of 80 years shall
now be completed in two life spans... one spanning 60 years and the other 20! This prime fundamental of life
explains why fruits of karma performed always belonged to our soul atman and never the manifest human form!
Indulgence in nishkama karma way of life is living life as a true trustee!
The realization of ultimate goal in life can never be experienced by travelling path of
religion... path of rituals! Never by going to temples, churches or mosques alone any human being world over ever
realized God... reached stage of enlightenment in ones lifetime! For assimilating essence and meaning of life one
needs travelling path of pure spirituality... path of unknown!
What is the purpose of life is best explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The purpose
of human life is reaching stage of salvation (moksha)... 8.4 millionth manifestation when our soul atman finally
liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever! Having gained absolute purity... the need for a soul atman to
further manifest life now ceased to exist!
For understanding cosmic crux of life... meaning of life as detailed in Hinduism... one need
not refer to Vedas (Hinduism revelations)! In present times one could not realize God via path of bhakti yoga
alone. The true meaning of life can only be understood by travelling path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom)
as given in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!
For understanding true meaning of life... one needs understanding what our soul atman... the
inner self is all about! Unless we understood the true meaning and purport of spiritual terminology like Dharma,
karma, meditation, yoga, God Almighty... kundalini awakening... One could never understand the philosophy behind
meaning of life!
For understanding meaning of life... one needs assimilating the precept behind big bang
theory... when God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism) exploded self with a big bang to form present cosmos.
Every single principle of life has been explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism in explicit
The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita sufficed for humanity to reach stage of
enlightenment and salvation (moksha) in present life. Other than Bhagavat Gita one need not refer to any other
sacred scripture belonging to any religion, faith or belief! The wisdom contained in Bhagwad Gita forms summum
bonum of spirituality... epitome of spiritual pursuit!
For reaching God... one needs travelling path of absolute truthfulness always and ever. It is
only by following path of truthfulness human beings finally unveiled teachings contained in holy sacred texts! The
gist of sacred scriptures can never be understood literally... they demand reading in between the lines!
The meaning of life... the philosophy behind becomes absolutely clear only after reaching stage
of enlightenment... never before! Travelling spiritual path in present life is a necessity of our soul atman! The
present manifest physical form is limited to present earthly sojourn. As we do not know what form our soul atman
manifests in next life... why not travel spiritual path now!
Amongst all religions of world... it is only through path dictated in Hinduism... the sacred
Bhagavad Gita human beings finally gained enlightenment and salvation. All man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha,
Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed finally reached stage of enlightenment following teachings contained in sacred
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.
The teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita have universal appeal. Any human being world over
belonging to any religion, faith or belief could ceremoniously follow teachings contained in Bhagwad Gita without
ever converting to Hinduism religion! Even while remaining within fold of ones religion one could follow gist of
Bhagvad Gita... What more could ailing mankind ask for?
I was born in Jainism religion yet; I followed teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita to reach God
Almighty in present life. In the wee hours of third of August 1993, at 37 years of age I finally realized God...
reached end of cosmic life... 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle! Nothing to gain further
on spiritual path... I shall but attain salvation (moksha)... moment I leave my mortal frame!
When young I could never really understand what God Almighty was all about! Asking
teachers... seniors was even more confusing. It was only in the later stages of life I realized that respected
teachers... seniors had no idea what I had been talking all along! As I neared stage of self realization... pearls
of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita unfolded of its own!
As a human being we must realize that apart from God Almighty nothing exists in cosmic
system. Broken down to basic building block of cosmic system... every single human being is but a cluster of atoms
and molecules! Only when viewed from senses point of view... things appeared solid... otherwise everything is
Our cosmic identity... a cluster of atoms and molecules seems unbelievable yet it is an absolute
fact of life! The doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion) preached and advocated by Adi Shankaracharya explains it all!
Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism confirms that God Almighty is the only truth of life. God Almighty is one
and only one. Duality was never part of cosmic system.
Summarized in a nutshell... the essence and philosophy of meaning of life laid in holy books
of Hinduism... the sacred Bhagavad Gita and various Upanishads (independent treatises)! For a sincere and serious
seeker of spirituality... forming goal in life was of utmost importance. Unless we had a goal in life... one could
never gain anything worthwhile on spiritual path!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Meaning of Life Philosophy explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on philosophy as a way of life - philosophy as a way of life can be found at : Essays Articles Meaning of Life
... Vijay Kumar - 19 Jan 2011.
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