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Brahma Jnana Atma Jnana

Query: Is Brahma Jnana and Atma Jnana the same thing or experience? Is Nirvikalpa samadhi the only means for either of these experiences?


Vijay Kumar:
Brahma jnana and atma jnana for all practical purposes mean the same thing. Knowing the essence of a grain of sand... it is not difficult to decipher what the mound is made of! If a grain of sand is single soul atman... the whole mound Brahma himself (the creative attribute of God). The knower of self finally realizes the identity of God Almighty... the nature of our real self!

Realizing self... indulgence in atma jnana is what life is all about! Right from the first manifestation as an amoeba (single cell formation)... the first manifestation in the cosmic life cycle to the last... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the goal of life (for our soul atman within) always remains regaining its prime pristine original form!

It is our soul atman that has manifested the body and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of the body to manifest a soul atman. Every soul atman manifests body after another to work out its karma... remove the impurities dross within! Similar as metal within an ore cannot separate itself on its own and requires external mining machinery... processes for the same; our soul atman also requires a body to work out its karma... remove the dross within!

Reaching the last leg of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation is the ultimate goal of life... body to body... manifestation after manifestation! Sooner human beings reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)... all is over for the soul atman within. One has finally reached the Mount Everest of spiritual pursuit... attained Brahma jnana... also termed atma jnana!

Knowing Brahma... the identity of God Almighty is the crux of life for every human being. The moment one comes in communion with God on a permanent basis... the spiritual quest ends! Nowhere further to go... the liberated soul atman finally finds a seat in the abode of God... the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism).

One becomes enlightened the moment we gain atma jnana (aka Brahma jnana)! Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed... all attained... rather reached the level of Brahma jnani... atma jnani in their lifetime! In whatever phase of life any human being be... one can always cut through to the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle!

Nirvikalpa Samadhi is not the path... it is an end in itself! The moment one gains Brahma jnana... atma jnana one finally reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi when one can have a communion with God on one-to-one basis and that too permanently! Reaching the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi is the goal of every sage and saint. Nirvikalpa Samadhi is the stage when one reaches the stage of nothingness permanently.

And what does nothingness mean? Every human being every moment of life invokes thousands of thoughts mostly involuntarily! Unless we stop the flow of these involuntary thoughts... we would not scale higher levels on the spiritual path! Gaining control of the five senses and the mind is the foremost requirement to reach the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

Establishing complete control over the five senses and the mind is the most difficult task for one in a Grihastha ashram (family life). No sooner the flow of incessant thoughts to our brain almost stops... we reach the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... the stage of thoughtlessness... nothingness... when nothing remains except the purified soul atman and God Almighty!

Brahma jnana... atma jnana can be achieved following the path prescribed in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in Mahabharata! The moment complete dross within the soul atman removes... one realizes true inner self... the assessment that it is not the human being but the soul atman within that is on its cosmic journey dawns upon one!

Realizing our true nature... our real self is the goal of every human life... every living form! The human stage is the last leg in the cosmic life cycle. It is only in the human form one finally reaches the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation. The journey for the soul atman in the human form is the noblest experience for it knows... Only as a human being shall it reach the end of cosmic life!


More Brahma Jnana related links...

Gaining Enlightenment Gained Enlightenment - Enlightenment and Karma - Enlightenment Kaivalya Jnana Self Realization Hinduism - Path to Gaining Enlightenment - Stage of Enlightenment Nirvikalpa Samadhi

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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Brahma Jnana explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on atma jnana can be found at Spiritual Enlightenment ... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.

 Full text of query: IIs Brahman Jnan and Atman Jnan the same thing or experience? And is Nirvikalpa samadhi the only means for either of these experiences??


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