How can we travel Spiritual Path... Gain Enlightenment in midst of struggles of every day
Vijay Kumar: You are not alone in such thinking! Most... rather
everyone thinks that way... the prime reason why human beings failed to understand gist of Bhagavad Gita!
Everyone in this life has one excuse or other! Rajendra Prasad... the first president of independent India
did most of his schooling under a street lamp... the ways of Lal Bahadur Shastri were also
Those who have a definite goal in life never bicker or complain! In a short lifespan of 70 to
80 years... where is the time for complaining... getting frustrated! When 11 years of age I decided to go in search
of God! With no spiritual master in sight... the spiritual journey seemed endless! Sometimes spiritual matters
seemed so scary... I would have easily quit!
But my resolve was absolute! There was no indefiniteness about my goal of
life! If life so desired... I was willing to leave my family... my parents, brothers and sisters! What
mattered most was... I had to find God in this very life! Furthermore, I was not born with a golden spoon in
my mouth! I was born in an average family that was not even middle-class!
When I look back in life... I often wonder that small tidbits of life mattered so much that
most human beings leave spiritual path midway because of this fallacy! Acharya Rajneesh (née Osho) would have
gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in his lifetime but he failed to do so! He was very near to gaining
enlightenment but some of his experiments turned bitter failure!
We can never take things for granted in the spiritual world! Everything is hundred percent...
not even a single excuse goes unanswered! A single fallacy may turn so vital that one may have to repeat the whole
process again as happened in case of Sage Vishwamitra! On sighting a maiden woman taking bath in forlorn
circumstances... he fell from grace and had to repeat practice of celibacy all over again!
On the spiritual path we talk of a single failure where as in actual life people commit mistakes many times in a
day! Can such people ever be expected to travel spiritual path diligently! Kabir Das... the famous mystic saint was
born a commoner yet, in spite of many failures he reached stage of enlightenment in his lifetime!
Those who are free of encumbrances of mind... those who have a concentrated goal to follow...
those who can practice willpower exercised by Swami Vivekananda... those who have the indomitable will demonstrated
by Winston Churchill can easily reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in present life time!
The path of spirituality is difficult yet, not impossible! People say it is difficult to
become a Mahatma Gandhi in present situation... I say with confidence to reach stage of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
in present life time is difficult but not impossible! Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was the spiritual master of Swami
Only those who can control five senses and mind are competent to travel spiritual path diligently! We have a
limited life span of 70 to 80 years. We do not know what we shall be in the next manifestation! The presence
sojourn of life is undertaken by our soul atman. It is in our interest as a human being to follow dictates of our
Following the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman that seemed to come from within my
heart I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation. I have reached end of
cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle! The moment I leave my mortal
frame... I shall attain salvation (moksha)!
The path of spirituality is same for commoners or a king! God never differentiates! Nor are
there free lunches in the system of God! Everything results from our karma performed! As is our karma...
accordingly we manifest destiny! At any given moment of time we are the absolute masters and controllers of our
Every human being is endowed with that special power of discrimination that distinguishes us from animals! The
human form is the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle still, human beings prolong the spiritual journey...
keeping it pending for next manifestation! By delaying matters spiritual... ultimately what are we trying to
In my 54 years of life... I have yet to find a person who could correctly spell definition of
religion, spirituality, karma or dharma! Most people do not understand what God is all about! Even though most
definitions exist on my various websites... but dominated by a bloated ego most failed to understand even the basic
of spiritual terminology!
In the circumstances how can one expected to travel spiritual path... not path of religion!
It is spirituality that paves way towards domain of God... never religion! Following rituals... path of religion no
human being can ever gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in present life time! Enlightenment can only be gained by
assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the foremost of all sacred scriptures
existing on mother earth!
Even though gist of original Bhagavad Gita is available for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of
India... yet, people failed to understand the underlying meaning! No matter how best the class teacher tries... it
is the competence of a student that is in question! By following the path of absolute truthfulness all throughout
any human being can reach stage of enlightenment!
Ever since six years of age I have followed path of absolute truthfulness always and ever
even at the cost of my life! Even if God Almighty came and told me to change the path I would not have done so. My
faith in God Almighty was absolute! It was only the path of truthfulness that I realized God in 1993 at 37 years of
I started in search of God not by chance! Probably I was destined to see and meet God in this
very life. My belief in God was always absolute! No matter what, I had to see and meet God in this very life!
Whatever the refrain... whatever the criticism... I never cared for anything in my life ever! I was always glued to
my goal of life in every circumstance of life!
The path of spirituality was not smooth! Do not remember how many times I had to eat hell for breakfast... how many
contemplations of suicide! But my inner faith... the promptings of my soul atman always kept me going! I had
nothing to lose... so I continued on and on! Even when I was nearing my final goal... I had no inkling what god
almighty had in store for me in near future!
Only in wee hours of third of August 1993... When God Almighty gave me a
lengthy dictation did I come to know that I was a soul atman on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million
manifestations! I had finally reached end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! I had achieved
what I had sought in life... there was nothing to feel happy or celebrate about!
Having become a pure soul atman... I have nothing to achieve further! Having reached Mount
Everest of spiritual pursuit... I am imparting to world community whatever I gained on spiritual path! I have still
miles to go before I sleep! I have yet to accomplish many tasks before leaving this mortal frame!
Above all we must always remember that Vijay Kumar was born a commoner but with a certain
impetus... a definite goal to search for God in this very life which he did! Most human beings leave things to God
or chance! Such was not the case with Vijay Kumar. I did not believe in what people had to say... I always went
after the voice from within that always prompted me on right path!
A to Z of Travel Spiritual Path explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on gain enlightenment - vijay kumar can be found at : http://www.vijaykumar.org/Spiritual-Journey/... Vijay Kumar - 11 Apr 2010.
Full text of query: Everyday life a common man
in India is quite full of struggle to even survive day to day. In this circumstances he only prays to God to
allow him to successfully overcome the daily struggles.
This environment, does not allow him to contemplate about seal-realization or elevating his
consciuousness or becoming soul conscious etc. This is so because he is too occupied in maintaining his bare
minimum material requirements. Any conscious decision to dedicate time to think about God is invaded by another
urgent requirement like... start inverter, kids tuition, pay fee, no-water....etc etc. How do you think a person in
these circumstances of life can think about being spiritual or God-realized or whatever you may call it?