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Finding your Inner Self

Query: Finding your Inner Self...

Vijay Kumar:
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 years!

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 atman!

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 Hinduism).

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 else!

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),

Essay by: 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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