have a questions which keeps pestering all the time. I am bit confused with the terms, Self Realized,
Enlightenment and god realization. What is the difference between these
Self realization, enlightenment and God realization... all the three mean
the same! Why? The definition of self realization is realizing our true inner self... our true inner
nature... our soul Atman... the spirit within! In layman terms this means devoid of all dross impurities
within... we as a soul Atman regain our lost original pure prime pristine primordial
This happens when human beings reached the last stage of cosmic life...
the 8.4 millionth manifestation. This also means the journey of soul Atman finally comes to an end. After
passing through a maze of 8.4 million manifestations in insect, plant, animal and human form... we as a soul
Atman have finally regained our true inner self… the real self of us!
Similar as Hindus call it jal, English water and Muslims paani... the
meaning of all three remaining the same... self realization in English parlance is termed enlightenment. And
what is this stage of spiritual enlightenment? Enlightenment is reached the moment our soul Atman reaches the
stage of kaivalya jnana... when nothing else but pure wisdom remains!
When the impurities dross within soul Atman removes forever... every soul
Atman reaches the stage of enlightenment... kaivalya jnana (kaivalya in Hindi means absolute wisdom... in
absence of dross impurities what remains within the soul Atman is absolute wisdom). Reaching the stage of
enlightenment announces end of journey for soul Atman.
Why self realization... enlightenment is also termed God realization? The
journey of self realization... the journey of enlightenment is directed towards reaching God at the earliest!
It is only by reaching God human beings reached the stage of self realization... enlightenment! The moment
human beings come face-to-face with God Almighty... all is over for soul Atman within!
God realization means reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... the
stage of absolute nothingness when nothing else remains accept God Almighty. And what is God Almighty... its
relationship with every soul Atman? If a grain of sand is independent soul Atman... the whole mound God
The simplest definition of God as per sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism is the collective power of all purified
souls atmans in the cosmos at a given moment of time! Every soul Atman is in fact God Almighty in minuscule form
existing within every living being including human beings. Realizing God means reaching end of cosmic journey,
realizing our true inner self... our soul Atman within!
Self realization... enlightenment... God realization is not that easy to
achieve! In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion population existing world over only two persons
reached the stage of self realization... enlightenment... God realization! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
and Maharishi Ramana gained enlightenment in their lifetime.
Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana proceeded on the
path of God realization via path of bhakti yoga. At some stage in life both switched to path of jnana yoga...
the path of absolute wisdom... the path that takes one directly to abode of God... the kingdom of God (termed
Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The kingdom of God is a point of no return.
Having reached stage of self realization... enlightenment... God realization... the spiritual seeker (the
enlightened one) can never return to earthly chores in the usual manner! For whom karma has dissolved forever...
devoid of any stain of dross impurities... the purified soul Atman becomes totally unfit for carrying out earthly
Similar as a bud have become a flower can never be reverted back to the
stage of bud... an enlightened one can never carry out earthly chores as expected by the society! One who has
reached the domain of God... the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi does not belong to this physical manifest world
any longer! Such an enlightened one finally gains moksha... salvation!
In the physical manifest world whenever we say I want to reach God...
this simply means I want to realize my true inner self and this becomes possible when the human being negates
all traces of karma existing within our soul Atman. By establishing absolute control over five senses and
mind... by practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation human beings finally
reached the stage of self realization... enlightenment... God realization!
It is only by practice of absolute celibacy human beings awakened the kundalini Shakti fully. The kundalini energy
is the coiled serpentine energy lying dormant in base of spine. By transmuting sexual energies towards the only
goal of life human beings finally emancipated forever from cycle of birth and death!
Sexual energy is the most potent of all energies available to mankind!
Most human beings while it away through pure physical channels while others who gain success in life
transmute it towards the only goal of life... be it a goal of physical manifest world or the spiritual realm.
Whatever be our goal of life kundalini awakening has the potential of making human beings reach any goal in
Any human being can duplicate the feats of Bill Gates or JRD Tata by
following the path of kundalini awakening entailed in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism! The awakening of kundalini
is an absolute necessity on the spiritual path. Unless one practices absolute celibacy... full awakening of
kundalini is absolutely ruled out! One simply cannot indulge in indiscriminate sexual
The stage of self realization... enlightenment... God realization can never be reached via path of sex as thought
by many! Indulgence in sex is standing on the first floor of Empire state building and wanting to see whole of New
York. For viewing entire New York City one needs climbing to the top of Empire state building. It is practice of
absolute celibacy that leads one to top.
On the path of absolute celibacy there are absolutely no shortcuts.
Practicing absolute celibacy for a period of 14 years in continuation... I finally reached the stage of self
realization... stage of enlightenment... the stage of God realization in 1993 at 37 years of age! I had
reached Mount Everest of spiritual pursuit... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
Nowhere else to go further... I shall but attain salvation moksha at the
end of journey! Salvation moksha simply means the purified soul Atman finally gaining entry into abode of
God... the kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The purified soul Atman need not manifest a body
again as the need for soul Atman to manifest a body now ceased to exist.
Devoid of any karma... the purified soul Atman after human beings gained salvation moksha entered kingdom of God
(Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The purified soul Atman once having entered kingdom of God... Vaikuntha... remained there
until eternity... until the stage when dissolution of cosmos occurs (termed Pralaya in Hinduism).
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Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
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fathom. More on journey of enlightenment can be found at : Self Realization
... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.
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