|Query: God-Realization: Please advise me on to the path of god realization!
Path of god realization: before indulging
more on the subject of god realization we need to know the meaning of god realization.
God realization and self realization primarily mean the same thing. It is
the path of god realization treading which one reaches the end of cosmic journey (the stage of salvation,
moksha as in Hinduism).
Having realized God one becomes a living
Mahavira, Buddha, Jesus
Christ or Prophet Mohammed. It has been clearly stated in
Bhagavad Gita (the doctrine of cosmic wisdom passed on to mankind by
Lord Krishna in the battlefield of Kurushetra between Pandavas and Kauravas)
that traversing the path of Jnana Yoga one finally demolishes the bond of the earthly
No further manifestations for atman the soul within... the soul atman
finally liberates forever from the cycle of birth and death. It is not a small
happening. It is the culmination of cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations as a whole (a total period
of 96.4 million earthly years).
Having reached the goal... this atman soul reaches its pristine pure
form. Back into its original state this atman soul resides permanently in the house of god (known as
Vaikuntha in Hinduism).
We also need to understand that in the last about 150 years only two
persons have reached the level of god realization... they were Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana.
It is normally one or two persons amongst the total mankind of 6000
million people who are able to reach the level of god realization and that too about every hundred years. A
real difficult goal to achieve indeed!
God realization also announces the end of family life. Only after we have
burnt our karma in totality (that is we have completely exhausted our karma) one reaches the level of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi... the stage when one has a dialogue with God Almighty creator on one-to-one basis.
Reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi is the end goal of every yogi (a true seeker of Spirituality).
God realization also announces that one needs to follow the path of
absolute celibacy for a continuous minimum period of 12 years at a go. Practicing absolute celibacy is a must
if one desires to reach the level of a god realized soul for it is during this period that the Kundalini of
one gets fully activated resulting in the opening of the Shastra Pushpa within the brain of one.
Unless and until the Shastra Pushpa within the brain of one is fully
activated... one cannot attain Kaivalya Jnana... the stage when one can truly invoke all the wisdom contained
in the Cosmos through the power of Shruti. As stated in the Bhagavad Gita... the path of Shruti Jnana is the
one and only path that leads one to absolute wisdom.
Practicing absolute celibacy involves creating a distance from the woman
folk. It is this stage when one has to regard all women on Mother Earth as their mother, sister or daughter.
There is no other relationship which can exist with a woman.
One can proceed on the path of god realization even while remaining in
Grihastha Ashram but it definitely requires to be understood that there shall come a stage when even those
whom we call our very own... our Parents, brothers and sisters and children shall lose that special
bonding... the thin invisible bond which made us bonded to them eternally... the bond of motherly
In brief... one must always attempt to proceed on the path of god realization in the present life but only after
the full responsibility of family life has been taken care of. Does this mean, "we must not become a true seeker of
spirituality while remaining in the Grihastha Ashram"? No, it is like this!
We must try to enter the domain of spiritual life step-by-step as there
are many phases which are required to be completed. Unless and until we start early during the family life
itself, it is most unlikely that reaching the ripe age of 60 years and beyond... one would truly be able to
proceed on the path of god realization.
In most cases the responsibility of the family ceases around 50 years of
age. And we still have many more years to go. It is this time when we must fully concentrate on reaching the
8.4 millionth manifestation in the present life itself.
God realization is the ultimate goal of every living Jiva (living being) whether we like it or not. The end of life
for every Jiva culminates in one reaching the stage of god realization in the end. It is a different matter that
the form of human being (the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life) is the highest evolutionary stage and the
only stage when one can realize god and reach the stage of salvation moksha in this life.
Proceeding on the path of god realization within this life itself
encompasses many attributes such as... developing a sharp intellect and a highly developed power of
concentration. This definitely helps one while carrying out family duties. The power of concentration so
developed makes one standout amongst the masses.
All accomplished entrepreneurs in business like Bill Gates and JRD Tata
etc. had a highly developed power of concentration... and this was achieved by repeatedly performing acts
(though most of the time unknowingly) contained in the sacred Bhagavad Gita. Following those pearls of wisdom
contained in Bhagavad Gita... practicing which one becomes a master of his destiny!
Every single step forward in the field of his spirituality has its own merits. We must never negate spirituality
purely on the ground that it would lead to getting away from the family. On earthly plane it may seem so but on the
cosmic plane... we are all but bound by the invisible hands of god. We only do our bidding as has been enforced
upon us based upon the balance residual karma of the previous lives manifested by us.
Practicing spirituality truthfully and trying to reach the end (attaining
the stage of god realization) is something what God Almighty wants of all Jivas (living beings). We may
desire or not but there shall come a stage when every individual human being shall have to pursue the path of
god realization in the end.
In a nutshell, the best way to practice spirituality is removing all the
doubts within us step-by-step. It is only the process of self inquiry (practicing Neti) that shall lead to
our atman soul removing the dross from within. I have realized god within this life... I can guide many
others on this path.
Sending pinpointed queries and logically inferring the truth in the
answers shall lead one to reaching the stage of god realization in the end. As all the queries within one
come to an end... one would have realized god within this life. It is the stage of total purification of
atman the soul within.
One can send me as many queries as one wants but to assimilate the wisdom
contained in the answers is the whole crux. Initially the truth may appear beyond grasp but slowly one would
find self proceeding ahead on the path of pure spirituality step-by-step. This is the only way to proceed
truthfully on the path of god realization.
More Path of God Realization 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 Path of God Realization 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: I was interested in Knowing the eternal truth
when I was 18 - 20 years old. I started reading Gospel of Ramakrishna and came to know the real truth
of our life.
After that I got a job and was involved much in the profession and
stopped practicing the spiritualism and got married and a addition burden to forget about god.
Still I have something in the corner of my mind that, I am deviating from
the aim of life to realize god, but unable to go forward.
I like visiting the great temples like Thirupathi, Shirid, Mantralayam
and still some more powerful places and visit them now also to get satisfaction for my soul. I feel now I
have attached to much to the material things and worldly life and not concentrating on god due to work
pressures or insecurity towards the settlement. Please advise me on to the path of god realization.
Top of page
Subscribe our Free Newsletter... You would love you