Query: Can you tell how to proceed on the Path of
The path of spirituality is fraught with extreme conditions of life. For
a woman particularly traveling the spiritual path is difficult... the prime reason why only two ladies in the
whole history of mankind gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) in their
They were Gargi... the famous philosopher who defeated Pundit Mandan
Mishra in the famous Shastratha (discourse) on the topic of sex. Gargi understood the topic of spirituality
as detailed in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita correctly. She stated... the human body is a mere garment for a soul
atman within... what value of sex that distinguishes men from women.
Only when viewed from the senses point of view... mankind appears divided
as men and women... two sides of the same coin! From the cosmic angle... every human body is pure gaseous
formation... a cluster of basic building block of the Cosmos... atoms and molecules! Gargi finally overcame
all the shackles of mortal world before gaining enlightenment!
The second was Maitreyi... the famous wife of Sage Jnanavalakya (the
compiler of Brihadaranakya Upanishad). No matter what... Maitreyi was after gaining Brahma jnana... the
ultimate Wisdom gaining which one reaches the stage of enlightenment forever. No amount of dissuasion made
her change decisions in life.
Sage Jnanavalakya once offered half of his materialistic wealth to
Maitreyi with the hope that she leaves her goal of life! Maitreyi who was definitely after gaining
enlightenment enquired whether possessing half the materialistic wealth of Sage Jnanavalakya... she would
gain enlightenment! Sage Jnanavalakya simply laughed of the matter! He understood what Maitreyi meant and was
really after! Thereafter he never tried to dissuade her from the path.
Why is it so difficult for women to gain enlightenment on the spiritual
path? What is that ingredient of the materialistic world that forbids women traveling the spiritual path! The
deeply imbibed feeling of Moha (affection) makes women unworthy of traveling the path of spirituality! If
women would not take care of children... who would?
God Almighty ordained women to take care of children... not only of her
own but even others loitering on the street. No woman can just look the other way if she finds a child crying
on the road! It simply cannot be. The deep imbibed feeling of Moha affection makes her attend to the weeping
child... though momentarily!
To cut across the shackles of Moha (affection) is extremely difficult. In
the history of mankind only Gargi and Maitreyi succeeded in doing that. If you feel you have the guts and the
power to cut across all the shackles of mortal world... do proceed on the path of spirituality! Primarily...
traveling the spiritual path is what human beings are meant for!
Who knows what we shall be in the next manifestation... why not travel
the spiritual path now!
Travelers of the spiritual path need establishing absolute control over
five senses and the mind. For womenfolk this is extremely difficult to practice! To shun the materialistic
requirements is not the Forte of women! Not even one in a million practices that! Apart from establishing
absolute control over five senses and the mind... one needs practicing absolute celibacy.
Voluntary celibacy for a continuous minimum period of 12 years is the
basic necessity! Non indulgence in sex physically constitutes hardly 10% of celibacy. The rest 90% is
practicing mental celibacy which is extremely difficult to practice. The celibacy mantra is available in
various articles on my website.
Following the path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated
by Maharishi Ramana... one finally transcends all barriers of physical mundane life. Connecting to God
Almighty seems easy but difficult to practice. Only serious seekers of spirituality having a fixed goal in
life finally transcend Samsara (worldly life) forever.
In a nutshell we need to decide the ultimate goal of our present life!
Having a fixed goal in life is journey half covered. Pursuing the goal... the path of spirituality with the
bulldog determination of Winston Churchill with all eggs in one basket finally paves way for reaching the end
of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when one finally gains enlightenment and
In the present circumstances... you are the best judge of your life! To
travel or not to travel the spiritual path is the sole prerogative of every individual human being! Better we
start the spiritual journey early! Your every query that arises on the path can be taken care of. There is
nothing in the whole of Cosmos that is beyond my reach!
You can always address your queries to me as and when they arise! The day
all queries within one dissolve forever... one finally gains enlightenment and salvation... the stage of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi permanently!