Query: Different Stages of Soul Hinduism... do
Animals have a
Different stages of soul have been explicitly detailed in Hinduism
scriptures... primary of all... the sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! As per Bhagavad Gita... in the entire
life cycle of a soul atman human form is the last manifest stage! In the human form our soul atman finally
regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form that was not possible
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
And why does the soul atman require manifesting human form? Why does the soul atman undertake
cosmic journey... what necessitates a soul atman manifesting 8.4 million different forms that entails an earthly
sojourn of 96.4 million years! Why does the soul atman need manifesting a body... an external form?
As detailed in Bhagavad Gita... the journey of life in cosmic system 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 and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of a body... the human form
to manifest a soul atman!
Of itself every soul atman is inert... it would remain in its original position unless it
manifested a life form! The moment life supporting planets like mother earth evolved in cosmic system... every soul
atman started manifesting life! In the initial stage every soul atman manifested form of an amoeba (single cell
formation)... the first manifestation in cosmic life cycle!
In its entire lifespan totaling 8.4 million manifestations... every soul atman needs passing
four stages of life namely insect life, plant life animal life and finally forms of human beings! It is passing
through all four stages of life a soul atman finally reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... when human beings
gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!
Human form is the last manifest stage in cosmic life cycle! The human form is manifested by our soul atman after
crossing 7.3 million manifestations in insect, plant and animal form! In the human form itself we have 1.1 million
manifestations for human beings to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation
The four stages of life for a soul atman need to be covered in a lifespan totaling 96.4
million earthly years! However in human form one could definitely cut short the cosmic journey. By travelling
spiritual path... by practising absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation... by establishing
absolute control over five senses and mind... human beings finally reached end goal of cosmic life... 8.4 millionth
As detailed in Bhagavad Gita... our soul atman... the spirit within is pure consciousness
that has been mired with impurities! These impurities were collected by our soul atman on its cosmic sojourn
similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! To cleanse self of dross impurities within... to regain its lost original
pure prime pristine primordial form a soul atman required manifesting body after another!
In Hinduism... soul and spirit mean the same! Our soul is a conscious spirit that needs manifesting to work out its
karma... remove dross impurities within! In Hinduism... difference between the soul and the spirit never existed.
The concept of Holy Spirit in Christianity is flawed. No such thing ever existed in cosmic system.
Prime reason why Christianity feared coming of Antichrist... a messiah of present times who
shall unveil to mankind fallacies of Christianity! Jesus Christ... the savior of Christianity was never wrong in
his surmises yet, his teachings... the present interpretations are full of errors... manipulations! Religious
preachers of present era manipulated the teachings to their favor!
With passage of time... teachings of Christianity developed more and more impurity... so much
so that Christianity fears coming of Antichrist! In no other religion including Hinduism one ever fears unveiling
of untruth! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contains truth but only truth. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita has
not diluted with time even after passage of about 3600 years!
The original gist of teachings of Lord Krishna with English transliteration is still available for mere $.60
(rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India or directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India! Gita press,
Gorakhpur, India also has a website presence! This publication from Gita press is highly subsidized still, how many
people world over understood wisdom of Bhagavad Gita!
Essence of life lay not in literal reading... essence of different scriptures of all
religions of world can only be understood by reading in between the lines! For understanding the underlying
meaning... one needs absolute faith in God Almighty all the time! In absence of absolute faith in God Almighty
nothing much on spiritual path can be achieved!
Coming back to different stages of soul... we as a soul atman before manifesting human form
have already manifested various life forms in insect, plant and animal life! Before taking human shape... our soul
atman has already manifested every single form of insect, plant and animal form! This proves beyond doubt that
plants and animals have a soul!
People on Internet often asked... do insects have a soul... do plants have a soul... do animals have a soul! The
answer to all these queries as per Bhagavad Gita is yes... all forms of life on mother earth carried a soul atman
within! In absence of soul atman... a body carried no meaning! It is only when our soul atman manifested life
form... it was termed Jiva in Hinduism!
Soul in Hinduism stands for atman... the spirit within! The consciousness... spirit within a
body is our soul atman in all its glory! Unless human beings understood structure of a soul atman... meaning of
karma, cause of life after death can never be understood in totality! The doctrine of reincarnation... rebirth in
Hinduism is totally based upon cosmic travel of a soul atman!
If souls atmans did not exist... manifestation of life from one form to another would not be
possible! Those who did not believe in existence of a soul atman... those who doubted existence of God Almighty
failed to understand gist of cosmic life! Ignorance is never a bliss in cosmic system... we have to understand the
underlying meaning... no matter what!
The definition of soul atman... the connection between heart and soul can only be understood by following wisdom
contained in Bhagavad Gita. Human soul is no different from a soul contained in insect, plant or animal life except
for the fact that soul in a human body is more pure than soul in insect, plant or animal body!
As our soul atman gained purity on cosmic path... it evolved into... rather manifested higher
stages of life! The moment dross impurities within our soul atman negated to zero... it announced human beings
reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! For a pure soul atman... in absence of dross impurities within...
need to manifest another body now ceased to exist!
The crux of afterlife... story of human soul reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya
jnana)... how we as a soul atman could reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)... negating karma to zero
forever... the necessities of spiritual path... purpose of practising absolute celibacy... path to full awakening
of kundalini shakti... all is explicitly detailed in Bhagavad Gita!
Why not travel spiritual path and reach cosmic end of life... 8.4 millionth manifestation when our soul atman
finally liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever... entering abode of God... kingdom of God (termed
Vaikuntha in Hinduism)! We as a soul atman gaining absolute purity meant... one reaching God Almighty
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Different Stages of Soul explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on journey of soul in hinduism - soul and spirit difference can be found at : Essays Articles Soul Hinduism
... Vijay Kumar - 8 Feb 2011.
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