Realization- What it feels like? What happens on merging of Jivatma within Paramatma!
The process of God realization is best understood learning the true
wisdom behind cosmic journey of our atman the soul within that passes through a series of manifestations
until it completes its cosmic journey that ends with the atman soul liberating for ever from the cycle of
birth and death (a total of 8.4 million manifestations in all and a cosmic life cycle of 96.4 million earthly
Always remember, it is atman the soul within that has taken the body and
not vice versa. And why this atman the soul within takes a body becomes clear from the following
Sooner a Cosmos (a new cosmos) starts with a big bang (all Atmans contained in
the cosmos get scattered). Traveling at unimaginable speeds they spread out throughout the cosmos in every
direction. On this cosmic journey these pure Atmans collect impurities and to remove these impurities (the
dross contained within) these atmans souls manifest body after another until they regain their pristine pure
We also need to understand that sum total of all purified atmans souls in
the cosmos at a given point of time is what we call God Almighty. If one grain of sand is a single Atman
soul... then the collective mound God Almighty (aka Parmatman in Hinduism). The saying, "God is everywhere"
holds good because of this surmise. In essence every atman soul is but a minuscule form of Parmatman... the
very Atman that exists in the body of every living being (a Jiva in Hinduism).
We also need to understand why the Cosmos starts with a big bang. At the
time of collapse of the cosmos (the dissolution of cosmos)... the entire cosmos is reduced to the size of
half a thumb... this is clearly narrated in Bhagavad Gita... the cosmic wisdom that flowed from Lord Krishna to Humanity. And what this half the size of a thumb is? It is the definition of
God Almighty... the sum total of all purified atmans souls in the cosmos at a given moment of time is
equivalent to half a thumb.
This powerful energy unable to hold for long explodes with a big bang
resulting in the start of a new cosmos... a new journey by all atmans (souls). The impurities that get
attached to every atman soul while on its cosmic journey is the dross contained within. The process of mining
best explains this phenomenon.
Suppose there is one KG of gold in a lump of hundred KG of gold ore. For purifying this one KG of pure gold we need
to remove the balance 99% impurities. And for this purification to occur... the ore is passed through a series of
mining processes and slowly this lump reduces to 90 KG. Meaning that there is one KG of pure gold in 90 KG of gold
ore. Subsequently this one KG of pure gold exists in a lump of 75 KG, 60 KG and 50 KG and finally we have one KG of
pure gold. The 99% dross contained within removed permanently... this purefied Atman soul comes back to its
original pristine pure form.
This one KG of gold always existed in the lump of hundred KG of gold ore
and also in 75 KG, 60 KG, 50 KG and so on. Likewise, the impure Atman soul proceeds on its journey of various
manifestations until the complete dross is removed from within. Starting the first journey as an amoeba
(single cell formation) the first in the series of manifestations, then multi-cell formation, insect life,
plant life, animal life and finally manifests the form of a human being.
The moment the form of a human being is achieved by atman the soul
within... it signals having crossed the threshold of 7.3 million manifestations in various forms starting
from amoeba to the animal form. The form of a human being itself has of 1.1 million variations
(manifestations). What is of essence to remember is... It is only in the form of a human being that an atman
the soul within realizes God (reaches the zenith of its cosmic life). In a nutshell God Realization means
culmination of all we call journey of soul the atman within that finally reached its logical end.
Having liberated self from the cycle of birth and
death forever, this atman soul becomes immortal... it need not manifest a body again. It reaches the
stage of Kaivalya Jnana (omniscient) and finally salvation (moksha in Hinduism). Self-Realization is a
different nomenclature for enlightenment. All stages mean the same. It is one covering the journey using a
bullet train and the other an express. Both reach the same destination by different means. Having realized
God... both complete cosmic journey in its entirety... gain salvation (moksha in Hinduism) within present
Having merged our identity with God Almighty (aka Parmatman in hinduism),
the body having lost its meaning... one becomes a pure atman (soul). Having crossed the threshold of senses
and the mind, reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi by practicing Neti (as practiced and advocated by
Ramana Maharishi) one understands Bhagavad Gita like ABCD. One may not have read Bhagavad Gita even once but
after self realzation everything contained in the total cosmic wisdom available on Mother Earth in various
scriptures becomes clear like ABCD.
In other words one reaches the source of all wisdom Jnana contained in
the cosmos. After realizing God the only option available to every god realized soul is either attain
salvation (moksha in Hinduism) or continue living disseminating to the ailing mankind the wisdom of the
cosmos. This was the path taken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and also Maharishi Ramana... the only two
persons who realized God in the last 150 years.
Having merged my identity with God Almighty... I followed the path of Mahavira. Having
gained enlightenment at the ripe age of 42 years... Mahavira continued giving discourses until he was past 72 years
of age (a full 30 years of preaching). It was only at 72 Mahavira left his body never to return again. While living
in Grihastha Ashram it is difficult to reach the stage of self realization but not impossible. The will to have a
darshan of God (one-to-one dialogue with God Almighty) in the present life paved the way for reaching the ultimate
goal of life.
In present times (the scientific age) it is not necessary for one to
leave the precincts of the family and go to deep dense forests in search of wisdom of the cosmos. In earlier
times sages normally resided in deep dense secluded areas and to gain cosmic jnana it was neccessary for one
to take refuge in the ashram of a self realized master. Only if one truly desired learning the cosmic wisdom
did one take leave of the family... never otherwise.
One had to become a dedicated pupil like the famous singer and mystic
Kabir Das and many others including Veda Vyasa (who reduced the preaching's of Avatar of the era Lord Krisna
as the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita... now available to the mankind) to learn of the cosmic wisdom. Mere desires
and wishes of the seeker carried no meaning for it was the prerogative of the teacher whether he accepted the
pupil or not and never otherwise.
Having realized God until taking Moksha Salvation does not mean the body does not feel pleasure or pain but having
seen the light of the Sun... the essence of the energy of the bulb and the candle lose its meaning. Once purified
is purified forever. Whenever silver is separated from the silver ore and left for a while in the open it becomes
black. The silver lump having reacted with air oxidizes and becomes black. This temporary coating gets removed the
moment the silver is polished being a purely temporary phenomenon.
Similarly, every godrealised being retains a temporary small impurity
within without which atman the soul within would immediately gain full purity and leave for the heavenly
abode (Vaikuntha in Hinduism and the kingdom of heaven as defined in Christianity). The love for food making
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa exercised was only the part of impurity he maintained within without which his
atman the soul within would have left the body untimely.
To sum up all... the journey by a human being, the highest manifestation
in the life of an atman the soul within is the loveliest of all... one carries within him the seed of
becoming a man god like Bhagwan Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed. These are the levels that can be reached by any Human being... in whatever
stage of life one may be. One may be born a beggar yet one can realize God and the other a king but because
of his lowly actions may not be able to realize the ultimate goal in spite of ones best efforts.
I would like to clarify here the reference every now and then I am making about him or his... never her. Because of
the deep feelings of motherhood imbibed in our fair companions the path of God realization is not meant for them.
The deep sense of attachments (moha in Hinduism) these ladies have within themselves towards one and all and
particularly children is unparalleled and makes the path of God realization for them virtually
In the total history of mankind only two ladies have been able to realize
God till date. One is Gargi who indulged herself in the famous dialogues on sex with the famous pundit Mandan
Mishra and defeated him. The famous Gargi College in New Delhi, India is reminiscent of her achievements in
life. Every lady is required to take birth as a he before she can realize God.
The other was Maitreyi, the famous wife of Sage Jnanavalakya (the writer
of Jnanavalakya Upanishad) who was determined to realize God within her lifetime. As Sage Jnanavalakya was a
god realized soul and knew about the pitfalls on traveling on the path of self realization by a lady made all
efforts to persuade Maitreyi not to travel on the path but failed. Eventually he asked her to accompany him
to the forlorn jungles in the end period of his life where Maitreyi eventually gained self realization. The
Maitreyi College in New Delhi, India reminds us of the times of Sage Jnanavalakya and godrealized King Janaka, father of Sita in
Compared to Gargi and Maitreyi there are millions of men who realized God
in their lifetimes during the periods of Mahavira and Gautama. As a human being we must never forget that the
present life of 70 to 80 years is but an insignificant moment in the total life span of atman the soul
within. We may try or not ultimately our atman the soul within shall reach the 8.4 millionth manifestation
More God Realization Definition related links...
Realization - Self Realization Essays - Self
Realization - Stage of Self Realization - Realize Self Realize God
May God bless you!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of God Realization Definition explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on full god realization can be found at : Self Realization
... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.
Full text of query: Very inspiring to read your experience.
Queries please: 1) When we say "God Realization": What it feels like? And since it is a process og merging
"Jivatma within Paramatma", can I know what happens on merging? 2) Having realized the self (God), what
happens to the behaviour of so called Vijaya Kumar in the day to day life. How he relates to the society? 3)
Thirdly, realized souls are supposed to be in eternal bliss: is that is what you are feeling (ie beyond pain
and pleasure?) Hari om.
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