Query: Reaching stage of Self realization... God realization...
Enlightenment... Is it possible?
You have quoted only Lahiri Mahasaya and Trailanga
Swami... what about others like Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogananda and many more! None of
these stalwarts reached stage of enlightenment (termed kaivalya in Hinduism) in their lifetime! This fact is
apparent from their literature... as clear as the air we breathe... water we
For an enlightened one... one who has realized God... distinguishing light of bulb, candle
from that of sun is easy! Everything in field of spirituality is absolute! Ifs and buts carried no meaning in
spiritual world... similar as desires and wishes carried no value! Words like legendary are never used in spiritual
The entire population of world on one side... I would still say emphatically... Lahiri
Mahasaya, Trailanga Swami, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda and Paramhansa Yogananda did not gain self
realization... God realization (termed enlightenment in English) in their lifetime! In present times people pursued
path of religion... path of rituals than path of pure spirituality!
How many people do you think truly pursued path of pure spirituality in present times! Maybe
one or two amongst 7 billion people existing on mother earth. One who understood the true definition of
spirituality also reached God in one's lifetime. Understanding what God is all about... meaning of dharma
(righteousness)... essence of karma, is understanding spirituality as it was meant to be!
If an individual grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty!
If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty! For
understanding essence of God... travelling spiritual path becomes necessary... the uncharted path of spirituality
that directly took one to God Almighty!
Does this mean... I am trying to compare one with another! No... In the field of pure spirituality one could not be
compared with another! Every single living being is an independent soul atman on its cosmic journey! We are
primarily a living soul... a cosmic consciousness that has manifested human form to work out its karma... remove
dross impurities within!
We are not a human body manifesting a soul atman! Because of inherent ego one failed to
realize truthfulness of our real self... our soul atman... the spirit within! Slowly step-by-step as human beings
reduced dross impurities within by indulging in good karma... positive karma all the time... one scaled higher
levels of spiritual pursuit!
The moment our karma negated to zero... one finally became a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira...
an enlightened one! Following path of religion... path of rituals none ever reached God! God Almighty can only be
reached via path of spirituality as detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Unless one indulged in Bhagavad
Gita... none gained enlightenment in present life!
Bhagavad Gita... the foremost of all sacred scriptural texts is a unique holy text of Hinduism... one of its kinds!
Assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita human beings finally reached stage
of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and salvation (moksha)! One single scripture sufficed human beings reaching stage
of enlightenment in their lifetime!
In the field of pure spirituality there is no chance for miracles. Miracles can never be!
When an ordinary mortal approached Mahavira with his dead son in his hands... Mahavira admonished him to take his
dead son back for there was nothing Mahavira could do in the matter! The old man requested Mahavira just to lay his
hands on dead child and he would come back to life!
Understanding what Mahavira said... the old man returned and burnt his dead child on
The moment a soul atman left the body... it could not take back the body again... so was prohibited by God
Almighty! Only in very exceptional cases when willpower of incumbent exceeded set standards of limitation... did
God accede to ones request! Such exceptional cases in entire history of mankind are very few! Swami Vivekananda was
one who exhibited this power!
Whatever Swami Vivekananda asked of God... he was immediately granted! Why? It was for the
simple reason that Swami Vivekananda not for a second lived for his individual self... he rather dedicated his
whole life to humanity... community! Such was the willpower exhibited by Swami Vivekananda that even his spiritual
master Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa refused to interfere!
When Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa admonished Swami Vivekananda... why he had come to him when
his goal of life was not self realization... God realization, Swami Vivekananda replied... he only wanted to
confirm presence of God Almighty... nothing more than that! Goal of life for Swami Vivekananda always was serving
the community to its best... and in that he truly excelled!
Self realization... God realization... enlightenment truly in present times is not that easily achieved! Half baked
theories preached by religious preachers of present times were nothing more than junk in terms of spirituality...
the path that directly led to God Almighty! Most so-called religious or spiritual discourses on TV carried no
meaning in spiritual world!
For reaching God... pearls of wisdom detailed in Bhagavad Gita are necessitated!
Contemplating on God almighty... assimilating original gist of Bhagavad Gita step-by-step... any human being world
over can finally reach 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle! Shackles of karma can only be cut
by establishing absolute control over five senses and mind!
Furthermore practice of absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation
was necessitated for full awakening of Kundalini Shakti... the coiled Serpentine energy lying dormant in base of
spine! Full awakening of Kundalini Shakti finally resulted in opening of Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petaled Lotus)
existing in our brain behind forehead!
One immediately became an enlightened one... gained omniscience for all practical purposes!
Normal human beings used their brain one percent... Albert Einstein, the famous physicist
used his brain 4%! Enlightened ones used their brain hundred percent! In case of normal human beings 99% portion of
brain always lay dormant! It could only be awakened by travelling spiritual path, path of unknown! The dormant
portion of brain could never be awakened by travelling path of religion... path of rituals! So was ordained by God
More Self Realization related links...
Essays - Self Realization - Stage of Self Realization - Realize Self Realize
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May God bless all!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Self Realization explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on god realization can be found at : Self Realization
... Vijay Kumar - 18 Apr 2011.
Full text of query: I am surprised to read that as
per you there have been only two i.e. Raman Maharshi and Ramkrishna Parmhansa who realised God during the
last 150 years. That means after these two you are the third person having realised God. There have been many
legendry figures in India for example Lahiri Mahasaya, Trailanga Swami and so on. Do you think
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