Query: Finding your Inner
Finding your inner self and self awareness in
Hinduism is not interrelated! Finding your inner self is reaching your soul atman... the spirit within! As
detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism we are primarily a soul atman... cosmic consciousness on its cosmic
life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations... that entailed an earthly journey of 96.4 million
During this long cosmic sojourn every soul atman is expected to regain its lost original pure
prime pristine primordial form! The moment human beings reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) all was
over for soul atman within. The liberated soul atman moment human beings left their mortal frame entered kingdom of
God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)... a point of no return!
Liberation from cycle of birth and death is the
ultimate goal of life for every human being... nay every soul atman! The journey of life truly belonged to our soul
atman and never the manifest human form! Our soul atman is the absolute master and controller of human life. It was
not within the capability of human beings... the human body to manifest a soul
Of itself every soul atman is inert... the control of life always lying in hands of human
beings! We have a free will to exercise! We are ordained with that special power of discrimination that
distinguished us from animals... lower forms of life! Journey in human form was the most pleasant experience for a
soul atman... gaining enlightenment the only goal of life!
Self awareness is a physical entity... not connected or related to finding our inner self!
Any human being on mother earth can become aware of self at any given moment of time but finding our inner self is
a one-way process! It is only by travelling spiritual path human beings finally unveiled cosmic truths of life...
reached their true inner self... their soul atman... the spirit within!
As detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism ultimate goal of life always remained human
beings achieving stage of Self realization... God realization... enlightenment at the earliest! As per Bhagavad
Gita Hinduism, self realization, God realization... enlightenment... all meant the same! Realizing God... realizing
self meant the same in spiritual parlance!
One reaches inner self only by assimilating jnana (wisdom) contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. One
reached God via path of spirituality... never path of religion... path of rituals! In present times one did not
reach God via path bhakti yoga. For reaching God... diving deep into bottomless pit of wisdom contained in Bhagavad
Gita was necessitated!
Contemplating on God via path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom) was the call of present
times! Unless we travelled path of self enquiry (path of Neti... not this, not this) one never reached God in
present life! Path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana was best practiced in
shavasna path of yoga!
Lying in shavasna pose of yoga (the dead pose) human beings finally unveiled hidden truths of
wisdom step-by-step gradually! The moment we annihilated our karma to zero... we finally became an enlightened
one... a bodhi ... a Mahavira... a Jina! Inner self can only be reached by dissolving our ego (termed Aham in
Absolute control over five senses and mind could only be established by subduing our ego on
alter of God Almighty forever! Our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within is absolutely distinct
from outer self... the manifest human form! Our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within is
indestructible... could neither be created nor destroyed!
It is only by manifesting form after another... manifestation after manifestation a soul atman reached higher
levels of purity! The moment complete dross impurities within soul atman removed forever... the liberated soul
atman finally reached cosmic end of life... 8.4 millionth manifestation... the stage when human beings gained
enlightenment and salvation!
In absence of dross impurities within the need for soul atman to manifest another body now
ceased to exist!
Travelling spiritual path... travelling journey within becomes possible through path of
Bhagavad Gita! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is one such scripture knowing which human beings finally gained
enlightenment! Enlightenment truly could not be gained through any other path! For gaining enlightenment in present
life our indulgence in Gita Hinduism was necessitated!
As per Bhagavad Gita travelling spiritual path was a necessity of our soul atman... never the
manifest human form! We may or may not travel spiritual path in present life but our ultimate goal of life always
remained reaching 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle! Who knows what we shall be in next
manifestation... why not travel spiritual path now!
Something that was ordained to be achieved in 1.1 million manifestations in human form... achieving it in a small
time frame of 70 to 80 years of present earthly sojourn seems next to impossible! But for a serious seeker of
spirituality... gaining enlightenment and salvation in present life is not a distinct possibility!
If Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana could do it... so could everyone
For a layman understanding definition of inner self is of primary importance! Unless we
realized what our true inner self was all about... none dared travelling spiritual path... the path of unknown!
Some people say... path of spirituality is full of thorns. My experience says... path of spirituality is made of
thorns... prime reason why very few people dared travelling spiritual path!
Gaining enlightenment in one life span of 70 to 80 years is truly difficult! When 11 years of
age... I started in search of God. By 13 my resolution to find God in this very life became absolute! 25 years of
yoga meditation... I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother
earth. Nowhere to go further I shall attain salvation (moksha) moment I leave my mortal frame!
Throughout my life I followed ideals and principles followed by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana...
the two spiritual stalwarts who gained enlightenment in their lifetime! Why not follow those who have covered the
journey of spirituality in totality! Truly travelling spiritual path is very noble... one finally reached stage of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi ... absolute bliss forever!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Finding Your Inner Self explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on inner self definition - inner self definition can be found at : Inner Self Adhyatma
... Vijay Kumar - 7 Mar 2011.
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