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Introduction to Spirituality



Spirituality was not something that demands explanation! Spirituality always was inherent... existing in all living beings including human beings since the beginning of time! How? Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism states we are primarily spiritual beings... a soul atman... the spirit within on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations that entailed an earthly life of 96.4 million years. If we believe in this concept of Hinduism... the better for us as other than Hinduism no other religion of world explained concepts of spirituality as Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.  

 

Our belief in concepts of spirituality stemmed from the fact that we are primarily spiritual all the time but, our ignorance... our Aham ego prohibited us from realizing this absolute truth of life! Finally realizing our true inner self... realizing we are a soul atman... the spirit within is what spirituality is all about! The journey to gaining enlightenment is traveling spiritual path... undertaking spiritual journey! If we desired gaining enlightenment and finally salvation in present life time... an exceptional level of spiritual growth was demanded of us in present life. Unless we were spiritual all the time... we could never scale all barriers of spiritual pursuit. 

 

Spirituality can only be lived via path of Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the one and only sacred scripture that personified spirituality to its best! It is following wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... human gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime! The path of spirituality demands highest level of perfection that can ever be practiced by human beings. Prime reason why not many gained enlightenment in the West other than Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed! 

 

As a human being... how do we understand what spirituality was all about! In the present scientific age spirituality was all about taking path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom for unearthing pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita! Unless we indulged in self enquiry... unless we indulged on path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana... none in present times could travel spiritual path sincerely and diligently. In simpler words spirituality meant living life of Yogi... a mystic even while living in the family. 

 

As detailed in Bhagavad Gita... we are not a physical manifest form undertaking spiritual journey! We are in fact a soul atman... super consciousness that manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! By indulging in jnana yoga... by indulging in self enquiry... Neti we finally reached the absolute truth of our real self! We finally realized... we were a spiritual being on its earthly journey. We manifested human form to cleanse self of dross impurities within and reach stage of absolute purity! Of its own... no soul atman could purify self... it needed a medium... a body to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within!

 

For a spiritual traveler... for a spiritual seeker the present physical manifest life carried no meaning! Humanity forsook spirituality for the only reason that it took human beings away from present physical manifest life! It was an accepted norm in Hinduism that spiritual travellers left confines of home (family life)... to meditate in isolation in deep dense jungles (forests)! Such a practice in present scientific age was not necessitated as per Bhagavad Gita! Even while living in Grihastha ashram (family life) one could practice spirituality at its best! 

 

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa did it... so could others! 

 

Spirituality was something different from religion! Both spirituality and religion had absolutely different connotations. While spirituality took us to our Creator... omnipotent God Almighty, religion indulged only in rituals! Practitioners of religion never truly achieved anything in life! By following path of religion... by following path of rituals no one ever reached God Almighty. Simply by praying to God... worshipping God... none could reach God in one's lifetime! 

 

The correct path to reach God is via spirituality never religion... path of rituals! No wonder how many years we prayed to God Almighty... how much we indulged in worshipping God... one never reached God via path of religion! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana initially started in search of God via path of religion... path of rituals... path of bhakti yoga! But finally both switched to path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom to reach God Almighty! 

 

Spirituality is knowing truth of spirit... our soul atman within! Spirituality is realizing we are a spiritual being on its cosmic journey that needs reaching abode of God Almighty (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism) at the earliest! Vaikuntha... abode of God can only be reached when a soul atman... the spirit within finally liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever! Devoid of all dross impurities within... having negated karma to zero forever... the purified soul atman finally entered abode of God (Vaikuntha), the moment human beings took salvation... moksha forever! 

 

Death of human beings never meant reaching Vaikuntha... as many human beings world over... more particularly in India thought! By traveling religious path... by indulging in mundane affairs of life... if human beings thought one could gain enlightenment and finally salvation... we were totally wrong in our surmise! Enlightenment... salvation is not gained that way! Truth of our inner self can only be known by traveling path of pure spirituality as ordained by God in Bhagavad Gita!

 

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is one such scripture that finally led human beings to God Almighty! It is Bhagavad Gita that tells... karma can only be negated in totality by establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. In the present scientific age... in the present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age, dominated by bloated egos and greed for materialistic riches human beings preferred traveling religious path of life than spiritual! Could such human beings ever be expected to reach stage of enlightenment and salvation? 

 

As per Bhagavad Gita... spirituality could never be taught in schools or colleges! Spiritual life coaching does not mean anything in spiritual world. No matter how best spiritual life center we attended... we would not reach anywhere on spiritual path. Spirituality is something that could never be taught by anyone! The wisdom of spirituality always comes from within. By following our inner instinct... by indulging in self enquiry... Neti (not this, not this) human beings slowly step-by-step eradicated traces of karma within our soul atman! 

 

Spiritual preceptors... those who had already gained enlightenment in their lifetime can become our guide in the journey of life. Preaching half baked theories all the time through medium of TV or Internet... can search religious preachers who had no iota of what they were talking about... could ever teach... preach anyone anything related to spirituality? In yesteryears in Hinduism... there was a Gurukul parampara in which teachers and students lived as a community! Even though teachings of Vedas and Bhagavad Gita were imparted to students... essence of spirituality was always learnt by students on their own! At no stage of student life there was any compulsion! 

 

Spiritual meditation carried meaning only if we traveled path of spirituality as ordained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Spiritual growth workshop... spiritual life coaching carried meaning only if one followed teachings of Bhagavad Gita ceremoniously and sincerely! One could never learn intricacies of Bhagavad Gita while following Western culture! For complete spiritual cleansing... for learning what Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was all about... undertaking spiritual journey was mandated by God Almighty! 

 

In the field of pure spirituality... sexual relationships had no meaning! One had to permanently overcome sexual inclinations forever if one were to pursue spiritual journey as the goal of life! Abandoning indulgence in sex in Western culture was almost a taboo... something that was difficult to practice... even more difficult to comprehend! Practice of celibacy demanded abstaining from a sexual relationship in totality. For travellers of spiritual path... as per Bhagavad Gita only two indulgences per month (one was preferable) were ordained by God Almighty!

 

Does it mean... those who gained enlightenment were not sexually inclined! Exactly the opposite is the truth. All those who gained enlightenment in their lifetime... in the initial stages of life were highly sexually active. But all of them transmuted sexual desires towards the only goal of life... followed path of spirituality until they reached God! By sexual transmutation any human being world over could easily travel path of spirituality as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. 

 

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was written in Sanskrit! Still, one can have the original gist of Bhagavad Gita for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. This highly subsidized publication is also available with English transliteration for the benefit of English speaking community. The original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given by Lord Krishna to mankind never dilutes with time. It is preserved in its original form by Gita press, Gorakhpur, India! 

 

We must also remember that path of spirituality is a one-way path! Once having proceeded on this path... there is no possibility of reverting back ever! Most travellers of spirituality at some stage of life experienced severe spiritual depression! Perhaps they wanted to gain everything in present life never realizing that God Almighty ordained covering spiritual journey in a maximum time span of 12.4 million years... the journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form! There is no shortcut path to reaching God in field of pure spirituality! 

 

In the field of pure spirituality we can never look forward to results. Rather field of pure spirituality prohibits one indulging in results whatsoever! Why? As the journey of life belonged to our soul atman... the spirit within and never the manifest physical form... fruits of all karma performed by human beings also belonged to our soul atman... and never the manifest physical form! This clearly indicates that results of spiritual progress in case of human beings were not a matter of speculation! We had to keep moving on and on... irrespective of results obtained on spiritual path! 

 

In my entire spiritual travail of almost 50 years... two persons sincerely wanted to travel spiritual path under my guidance. But after a certain period had lapsed... both quit spiritual path as results of their efforts were not directly visible! Human beings who waited for results of their spiritual efforts failed to realize that they were only an instrument in hands of God Almighty. The doer of all action was in fact our soul atman... the spirit within! Many people known to me finally succumbed to severe spiritual depression as results they expected were not forthcoming!

 

I practically started in search of God when six years of age. At that young age I had no inkling what I meant by searching for God. But truthfulness attracted me like anything. I wanted to remain truthful to one and all unless God ordered me otherwise. It was only when I reached 13 years of age... my simple whimsical desire to see and meet God in this very life finally firmed up! No matter what... come whatever may... in this very life I shall see and meet God became my motto! 

 

Although we had no hurry to travel spiritual path... undertake spiritual journey early but our present life is limited to the present earthly span of about 70 to 80 years of human life! As we do not know after death of present body what form our soul atman manifested in next manifestation... it is better we travel spiritual path now! The journey of spirituality is always covered gradually in steps like a student completing class one... class two... then class three! A quantum jump from class one to class 10 was never possible and so is the case with spiritual journey! Everything could not be achieved in one life form... we had to cover spiritual journey in steps! 

 

But Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, prophet Mohammed, Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... all gained enlightenment and finally salvation in their present life time! If they could do it... there was a reason behind it! By practising absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation... one could expedite spiritual journey! It is like not taking the staircase... but the elevator straight up! By understanding intricacies of celibacy and kundalini awakening... any human being world over can finally manifest life forever! 

 

If we really wanted... we can always become absolute master and controller of life! The reign of destiny always laid in our hands and not in hands of God Almighty as most human beings world over thought! Manifesting destiny is gaining success in life... not material success but success that meant gaining tangible riches in life forever! 

 

Spirituality is something that just could not be summarized in few words! For human beings to crossover ocean of Samsara (worldly life) was a gigantic task! The most important ingredient of spirituality was remaining truthful always and ever in life! Unless we were truthful... one could not hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman... that seemed to come from within our heart! Prompted by the voice of my soul atman... indulging in precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita... following path undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth!

 

Having become a pure soul atman... having reached cosmic end of life... 8.4 millionth manifestation... nowhere else to go further, I shall but attain salvation moksha... moment I left my mortal frame! The essence of spirituality never laid in teachings of sacred scriptures alone. One had to be truthful all the time to one and all in life including self. We could not pursue path of Aham ego and still expect to travel spiritual path. For a serious seeker of spirituality... material riches carried no meaning! What a true seeker of spirituality always wanted was... earning Punya karma... that always manifested in next life! 

 

After death of human body... nothing transfers to next manifestation except residual balance of karma! By earning Punya karma in present life... we can look forward to a better manifestation in next life! In present life if we were born a laborer... it is quite possible that by traveling path of spirituality in present life... we manifest form of a Prince in next manifestation! It is easier for a Prince to travel path of spirituality than a laborer who all the time remain indulged in trivialities of life! Poverty was never a curse... but definitely it is an impediment to spiritual awakening that came from within! 

 

In Jainism... all the 24 Tirthankaras (preceptors) who gained enlightenment in their lifetime were either princes or kings! It has rightly been said in Hinduism... with an empty stomach none remembers God! Unless our daily requisites of life were taken care of... no point traveling spiritual path! If we had a family to support... it becomes all the more difficult to undertake spiritual journey with total sincerity and discipline! But for an ardent seeker of spirituality... nothing was impossible! For a serious seeker of spirituality... reaching God early was what mattered most!

 

Spiritual Journey



In the vast expanse of cosmos every single spiritual journey undertaken by human beings is always conducted all alone! There can always be a spiritual master... a spiritual guide in the journey of life but to get an enlightened one to guide us in our spiritual sojourn is almost impossible! No matter how best one tried... spiritual masters... spiritual guides are not to be found anywhere! As ordained by God Almighty perhaps every single spiritual journey demands one indulging in self enquiry all alone. Spiritual journey is primarily self introspection... knowing the truth of our real self... our soul atman... the spirit within! We never required a spiritual retreat to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! Self introspection could be conducted anywhere.  

 

Spiritual journey simply means understanding the absolute reality of life! As stated in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... we are primarily a spiritual consciousness... a spirit on its cosmic life cycle of 96.4 million years! This entire cosmic journey by a soul atman gets completed in a total of 8.4 million manifestations of which initial 7.3 million manifestations occurred in insect, plant and animal form! In remaining 1.1 million manifestations in human form we are supposed to reach our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within! The moment we as a soul atman gained absolute purity... one finally reached 8.4 millionth manifestations... last in cosmic life cycle! 

 

From first manifestation to last by a soul atman... the spirit within... journey of life progressed through complex process of karma. It is karma that facilitates movement of life from one manifestation to another... from one body to next! In absence of karma... nothing in cosmic system could exist... all would wither and die! When death of mortal body occurred... it was residual balance of karma that decided what body our soul atman manifests in next life! Our karma in present life played a very pivotal role in cosmic crux of life. As long as dross impurities within our soul atman existed... our indulgence in karma was necessitated by God Almighty! It is karma that helped a soul atman purify itself in reaching logical end of cosmic life. 

 

The spiritual journey definition was best detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed reached stage of enlightenment by following precepts of spirituality contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was made available to mankind by grace of God Almighty... more than 1000 years before coming of these man gods! Such is the power of jnana (wisdom) contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... any human being world over by deliberating on Bhagavad Gita could easily reach stage of enlightenment in ones lifetime. The teachings of Lord Krishna contained in Bhagavad Gita had no parallel in mankind. Everything contained was truth and only truth. Spirituality truly dwelt in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the one and only one! 

 

Spiritual journey is traveled in right earnestness only when we indulged in wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. For becoming a pure soul atman... for cutting across shackles of karma forever... our indulgence in wisdom contained in various sacred scriptures of different religions was necessitated. Spiritual journey could never be traveled via path of religion... path of rituals! No human being ever reached God via path of religion... path of rituals. For reaching God in present life... undertaking spiritual journey was mandated by God Almighty. Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was not a textbook... essence of which could be known literally... it demands reading in between the lines. For knowing inner truth of life... we had to indulge in self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana. 

 

Path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) was best practiced in savasana way of yoga! By indulging in pranayama (breathing process) one finally reached source of breathing! Our soul atman... the spirit within dwelt in our heart! It is through process of pranayama human beings finally reached their soul atman... the spirit within! Truly self enquiry, Neti and pranayama of Hinduism played very vital role on path of pure spirituality. If Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally succeeded in gaining enlightenment in their lifetime... it was only due to their traveling path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism truly is epitome of spirituality. In present times if we were to truly reach our inner self, one could never do without Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.


Spirituality and Religion



I receive so many queries every day that my so-and-so died... I hope they reached Brahmaloka (kingdom of god) after death. Most human beings in world today felt after death one gained moksha salvation. Travellers of religious path... clinging to possessions of material world like never before... what more could be expected of them? Probably they wanted best of both worlds... material and the spiritual world!  

 

God Almighty never related to world of religion... world of rituals! The truth of God Almighty always existed in realm of spirituality... the true world of God Almighty! God Almighty was not form of human beings... it was cosmic consciousness, magnitude of which is beyond comprehension of mankind. Only by traveling spiritual path human beings finally realized what God was all about. The entity of God Almighty always lay hidden from human beings. 

 

It is only by traveling spiritual path... true identity of God Almighty unveiled to mankind! Undertaking spiritual journey was a must for seekers of God Almighty. I again repeat... God Almighty could never be reached by one through path of religion... path of rituals! In present scientific age... none reached God via path of Vedas (Hinduism revelations). In present times... path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom as detailed in Bhagavad Gita was necessitated! 

 

Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana started in search of God via path of religion... path of rituals... path of bhakti yoga! But finally realizing that God could not be reached via path of religion... path of bhakti... both finally switched to path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom! In their lifetime both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally reached God. Spirituality simply meant knowing truth of our real inner self... the spirit within! 

 

No matter how best one tried... God Almighty could never be reached via path of religion. Simply by indulging in bhakti... chanting prayers in praise of God Almighty... worshipping God Almighty... none reached God! Reaching God meant realizing our very nature... our true inner self... our soul atman, the spirit within! We are primarily a spirit... cosmic consciousness that manifested human body to work out our karma... remove dross impurities within! 

 

Life after life... body after body... this cycle of reincarnation... rebirth continued uninterrupted! As per Bhagavad Gita... the entire life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations in life of a soul atman was one single span of life... totally unbroken! Through complex process of karma... after death of mortal body, a soul atman kept manifesting body after body. The residual balance of present life at time of death of body became opening balance for next manifestation. 

 

Does this mean doctrine of karma is governing in entire cosmos... yes, cosmic truth is so! As per law of karma... as we sow so shall we reap... nothing less or more! No matter what our physical indulgences... what passes to next life after death of body was residual balance of karma. A balance of good karma... positive karma from previous manifestations ensured better manifestation in next life. Those indulging in vice simply could not expect bright future ahead! 

 

Spirituality and religion were poles apart... they had no relation whatsoever! Religion without spirituality carried no meaning but spirituality without religion meant everything to a seeker of God Almighty. Truly one could reach God in absence of religion... but never without spirituality! For reaching God one had to know difference between spirituality and religion. That was how God Almighty ordained human life to be. 

 

I came in contact with many people who have been ceremoniously going to temples, churches or mosques! Some said... even after going to temples for 15 years in continuation two hours daily... they gained nothing in life. There is no dearth of people who experienced such phases in life. Yet, people continued traveling path of religion... path of rituals... that seemed much easier to travel than spiritual path! 

 

We must always remember... we had one life to live... the present earthly domain of 70 to 80 years of life! After death of present body... we do not know what form our soul atman manifests in next manifestation! It is in our interest that we traveled spiritual path now. Stage of enlightenment... self realization is never reached of its own... we need to work for it! We had to undertake spiritual journey... path of unknown to reach God... to reach our true inner self! 

 

There is no dearth of religious preachers preaching half baked theories to gullible mankind through medium of TV or Internet. It was not fault of preachers or religious teachers... it was our own fault that we preferred religious path to path of pure spirituality! Truly... gems of wisdom (jnana) laid in path of spirituality... never religion! The early we realized abstract truths of life... better for us! In the vast maze of religion... none would guide us truthfully! 

 

We are always our judge in the journey of life. To distinguish false from truth is our domain... our personal responsibility! By seeking help from Bhagavad Gita... by indulging in teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita... one could definitely reach right decisions at the right time! Why look forward to so-called spiritual masters... preachers of religion who had no idea what they were talking about! Ignorance truly was not a merit on spiritual path. In the physical manifest world... maybe! 

 

We must always indulge in truth... but absolute truth to reach God in our lifetime!



Spiritual Guidance



Every human being on mother earth could gain spiritual guidance in three ways:  

1. Directly from a spiritual preceptor... spiritual master... a spiritual guide who had gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in ones lifetime! 

 

2. From sacred scriptures like Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism and Upanishads (independent treatises)! Spiritual guidance could never be gained through books of religion... path of ritual! 

 

3. Through path of introspection... self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this)! 

 

Spiritual guidance could never be imparted by spiritual master of its own. Unless the student was competent to gather words of wisdom (jnana in Hinduism)... one could never learn intricacies of spiritual path. It is the merit of student that mattered... not spiritual master! In present times... unless one had willpower demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda... none could cover spiritual journey as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. 

 

In present times, following teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... any human being world over could easily gain enlightenment and reach end of cosmic life! In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally reached stage of enlightenment (also termed self realization... god realization)! Truly enlightenment was not that easily achieved. 

 

By indulging in teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... by duplicating path undertaken by these spiritual stalwarts... I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age. This is my last manifestation on mother earth. Having reached 8.4 millionth manifestation, last in cosmic life cycle... nowhere else to go further, I shall but attain salvation moksha... moment I leave my mortal frame! On mother earth nothing is better than traveling spiritual path and reaching end of cosmic journey... stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana in Hinduism)! 

 

Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is a very pivotal source for gaining everything related to pure spirituality. In the present scientific age none could reach God... none could gain enlightenment in absence of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Simply by dwelling in religious scriptures... one could never purify self. Finding free spiritual guidance in present times was not difficult but presence of willpower... almost equivalent of Swami Vivekananda definitely was! In a world dominated by bloated egos and greed for materialistic riches people preferred traveling religious path... than path of spirituality considered more arduous and difficult. 

 

Looking for spiritual guidance in books of religion and spirituality only became worthwhile when we indulged in scriptures relating to pure spirituality. Hinduism scriptures like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads form core of spirituality... one could not do without! Free spiritual guidance is available online but was limited to availability of original gist of Bhagavad Gita. One had to indulge in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita all alone to reach underlying meaning. One could never assimilate teachings of Bhagavad Gita literally... it was only through path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) one finally succeeded in reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! 

 

No matter how many times one indulged in different commentaries on Bhagavad Gita available free on Internet... essence could be digested only through path of self enquiry... path of Neti! It was only through path of introspection, wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita finally unveiled to us! Spiritual guidance online was only a medium... path of spirituality always had to be traveled all alone! Following path of absolute truthfulness human beings finally unveiled hidden inner meanings of wisdom contained in various shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita. 

 

No matter how many spiritual retreats we went... how many spiritual coaching classes we attended... spiritual wisdom could only be gained by self introspection! Indulging in Satsanga was of great help... and so was invocation of pure thoughts. Good karma... positive karma was vital to spiritual awakening in life. By indulging in good karma... positive karma as dross impurities within our soul atman lessened... one finally experienced higher levels of spiritual realm! Practising celibacy on path of pure spirituality was of great help. One could finally transmute sexual energy towards the only goal of life... reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever! 

 

Religious preachers... so called spiritual masters who preached... enlightenment could be delivered in hours were absolute ignorants in matters spiritual. Enlightenment... self realization... God realization could never be imparted by one... no matter what! Even if man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed came and wanted to deliver enlightenment... self realization to masses in person... it could never be! Why? God Almighty ordained a journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form to reach stage of enlightenment... self realization... God realization! How much could a human being achieve in 70 to 80 years of physical manifest life on mother earth? 

 

In the circumstances... can we still say, enlightenment... self realization could be imparted by one in person! Such teachings of religious nature never helped a serious seeker of spirituality. Essence of spirituality always lay in scriptures of Hinduism like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. Not that I was born in Hinduism religion... I advocate teachings of Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads (independent treatises). I was born a Jain but I always believed more in teachings of Bhagavad Gita than Jainism scriptures! Lord Krishna who gave doctrine of Bhagavad Gita to mankind came more than thousand years earlier to Mahavira... the 24 Tirthankara (preceptor) of Jainism. More on Spiritual Guidance Online



What is Spiritual Wisdom



There are two facets to spiritual life:

 

1. What is spiritual wisdom? 

 

2. How to gain spiritual wisdom 

 

What is spiritual wisdom... is best detailed in scriptures of Hinduism. As per Bhagavad Gita God Almighty was the only truth of life. Why? As detailed in Bhagavad Gita... as per doctrine of Maya propagated by Adi Shankaracharya... nothing other than God Almighty existed in cosmos. If God Almighty was the only truth of life... and God Almighty being super consciousness... the whole cosmic system consisted of only spirits! 

 

To know reality of this spirit... indulgence in spiritual wisdom was ordained by God Almighty! It is only by traveling spiritual path human beings finally realized definition of God Almighty... the sum total of all souls’ atmans in cosmos in their purified state is what we called God Almighty. Every single soul atman in cosmos was a spirit... cosmic consciousness! Every soul atman... the spirit within manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! 

 

Pearls of spiritual wisdom... roots of spiritual wisdom lay in sacred scriptures of different religions of world. Spirituality had no relation with religion. For reaching God it was not path of religion but spirituality that needs to be traveled with total sincerity. For undertaking spiritual journey... one needs referring to words of wisdom contained in sacred Hindu texts. In absence of teachings contained in holy textbooks of Hinduism, none could complete spiritual journey... no matter what! 

 

Spiritual wisdom can be gained by traveling spiritual path as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Spirituality demanded highest level of perfection that could ever be practiced by human beings... prime reason why most people on mother earth preferred religious path than undertaking spiritual journey! Path of spirituality cannot be traveled by one and all. Path of spirituality made it clear in early stages of spiritual sojourn that as our soul atman... the spirit within was the ultimate master and controller of life... the journey of life always belonged to our soul atman... and never the manifest physical human form. 

 

Because of the prime reason that we are a spirit... the bondages of earthly life carried no meaning in spiritual world. With passage of time all earthly relationships come to naught. This was the biggest hurdle in traveling spiritual path. No human being on mother earth wanted to severe all relationships forever. For a traveler of spirituality... earthly mother, father... brothers and sisters... all friends and relatives carried no meaning. Journey of spirituality was always traveled alone! 

 

Gaining spiritual wisdom was not difficult. Everything required on spiritual path was available in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The problem lay in understanding gist of Bhagavad Gita. Contents of Bhagavad Gita could not be understood literally... it demands reading in between the lines! The original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was available from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India for mere $.60 (Rs. 30/=) and that too with English transliteration. 

 

To understand pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita was the problem. Only a very sincere seeker of spirituality... likes of Swami Vivekananda could finally make it to end! Apart from indulgence in sacred scriptures of Hinduism... practice of celibacy (Brahmacharya Vrata) was necessitated! Practising Neti (not this, not this) lying in savasana pose of yoga, human beings finally succeeded in negating everything that was not God. 

 

Practising self enquiry as advocated by Maharishi Ramana... human beings finally succeeded in establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. The moment this happened... coiled Serpentine energy lying dormant in base of spine... Kundalini Shakti awakened fully! One immediately became an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira! The cosmic journey for a soul atman... the spirit within finally came to an end! 

 

Karma having negated to zero forever... the need for a soul atman to manifest another human form now ceased to exist. The soul atman finally gained absolute purity. This pure soul atman finally liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever. This stage in life of human beings is termed moksha salvation... when liberated soul atman finally left for abode of God... kingdom of God... termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism... a point of no return! 



How to Spiritually Awaken



Spiritual awakening was a long drawn process... prime reason why God Almighty ordained a long journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form before human beings reached stage of enlightenment... also termed self realization... god realization! Reaching stage of enlightenment was not that easy as many people world over thought. In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally made it to the end.  

 

Complete spiritual awakening became possible by traveling path of pure spirituality as detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. In the present scientific age none could gain enlightenment without indulgence in Bhagavad Gita. Of all sacred scriptures of different religions existing world over... teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita contained truth but only truth. The wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita never diluted with time. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given to mankind by Lord Krishna formed epitome of spirituality. 

 

It is wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita following which Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime. Lord Krishna came about thousand years before coming of Mahavira. About 77 years later than Mahavira came Gautama Buddha. About 423 years later than Gautama Buddha followed Jesus Christ and then few centuries later came Prophet Mohammed! 

 

Spiritual awakening simply means... full kundalini awakening following which one became an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira! After full spiritual awakening... there is nothing more left to be achieved in spiritual world. A spiritually awakened being after death of mortal body gains moksha salvation. This liberated soul atman finally entered kingdom of God... termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism... a point of no return! 

 

Full kundalini awakening occurred by practice of absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation! Simultaneously practising Neti (not this, not this) lying in shavasna pose of yoga was necessitated. By negating everything that was not God... one finally reached God Almighty! The path of self enquiry practiced and advocated by Maharishi Ramana was one of the finest methods for spiritual awakening in human beings in totality. 

 

Spiritual awakening could never be imparted by religious teachers... so was never to be! Something that could be gained in 1.1 million manifestations... how a religious teacher could impart enlightenment... self realization in a matter of hours or days! One has to work out our karma... negate it to zero before one gained enlightenment! As per Bhagavad Gita... the workings of one soul atman could never be affected by another soul atman. 

 

No soul atman could interfere with karma of another soul atman. In the circumstances... could we still say... enlightenment... self realization could be imparted to human beings by so-called religious teachers... preachers? Granting self realization to masses is a farce in the name of God Almighty. Such human beings are dealt with harshly by God Almighty... none could escape clutches of karma forever! 

 

One can escape laws of society but never inscrutable laws framed by God Almighty. When arrives the opportune moment... one is finally behind gallows forever. Spiritual awakening also could not be taught in spiritual retreats, special spiritual coaching classes! Spiritual awakening always occurs from within. As dross impurities within our soul atman decreased... one experienced higher realms of spiritual pursuit! Negating karma to zero was goal of all human beings on mother earth. Karma negating to zero meant human beings reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever! 

 

Spiritual awakening process is slow. In a lifetime of 70 to 80 years nothing much could be achieved on spiritual platform. However for a serious seeker of spirituality... one like Swami Vivekananda... nothing was impossible in this life! Had Swami Vivekananda desired... he could have easily gained enlightenment in his lifetime. But goal of life for Swami Vivekananda always was helping the community to its best and in that he truly excelled. 

 

If a serious seeker of spirituality truly desired expediting spiritual journey... practice of absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation was an absolute must... none could do without! By transmuting sexual energy towards the only goal of life... human beings truly channelised most potential source of energy available in cosmos. Channelizing sexual energy meant taking the elevator straight up instead of regular staircase. More on Spiritual Awakening Experience - Spiritual Awakening Symptoms



Personal Spiritual Growth



Personal spiritual growth relates to following path of spirituality all throughout! Unless we were truthful in life... we could never experience personal spiritual growth! Truthfulness was an important ingredient on path of pure spirituality. It is following path of absolute truthfulness right from six years of age... I could hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman... that always prompted me on the right path. In Hinduism a soul is termed atman.  

 

I was as near to God as anyone could ever be. Our soul atman... the spirit within is God Almighty in miniscule form that existed within our heart. As long as our soul atman stayed in our heart... we were live, a manifest human being... a physical entity! The moment soul atman left the body... it simply decayed and died! This does not mean death of a soul atman. As detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... every soul atman was indestructible... could neither be created nor destroyed! 

 

Our personal spiritual growth relates to our being a spirit... a cosmic consciousness that manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! On the karmic scale we reduced dross impurities within our soul atman only by indulgence in good karma... positive karma all the time! Complete negation of karma meant human beings reaching stage of enlightenment beings... becoming a Jina, a bodhi... a Mahavira forever! 

 

For effective personal spiritual growth and development... assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita was necessitated. We had to understand the inner meaning of all 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita. None other than an enlightened one could help in the matter. One who had already covered the journey... one who had already become an enlightened one could become our spiritual guide in the journey of life. 

 

In the present materialistic age... to find an enlightened one seemed out of question! In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only two spiritual stalwarts finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Traveling spiritual path initially seemed easy but reaching end goal of life, stage of enlightenment... equally difficult! Apart from indulgence in teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita... practice of absolute celibacy and self enquiry was an absolute must! 

 

Spiritual growth announced overall personal development! Travellers of spiritual path always experienced intermittent stages of bliss that was nowhere found in the physical manifest world! Relating to God Almighty was a wonderful experience... something that could never be expressed in words. For an enlightened one... communicating with God Almighty all the time on one-to-one basis becomes a regular routine. 

 

As spirituality never relates to path of religion... path of rituals... one must distinctly understand the difference between spirituality and religion. It is an absolutely truthful fact of life that none could reach God via path of religion... path of rituals! In the present scientific age, path of bhakti yoga carried no meaning. One had to indulge in path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom to reach God Almighty in present life! 

 

The wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings reaching highest stages of spiritual growth and development! Truly personal spiritual growth could not be exercised in spiritual retreats... spiritual coaching classes. Nor could a religious teacher administer spiritual growth to his favorite pupil in matter of hours or days. One must never get misguided by such claimants who were totally ignorant in matters spiritual. 

 

As God Almighty ordained a journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form... one must never search for a shortcut method to path of pure spirituality. I receive so many queries every day asking for a shortcut method to reach stage of self realization... god realization! Such ignorants of spiritual path are not fit enough to undertake spiritual journey... people who want all material comforts even while traveling spiritual path. 

 

Spiritual path was only meant for serious seekers of spirituality like Swami Vivekananda. Unless one had the willpower exhibited by Swami Vivekananda... one could never gain enlightenment in present life. I started in search of God 11 years of age. By 13, my simple desire, wish turned to firm conviction. No matter what, come whatever may... in this very life I shall reach God! To reach God, I was even prepared to leave my family forever... only if god demanded so! 

 

For total personal growth... it took full 25 years before I reached stage of self realization... God realization in the wee hours of third of August 1993! At 37 years of age... I finally reached God forever. Having become a pure soul atman... the spirit within... nowhere else to go further... moment I leave my mortal frame... I shall but attain salvation moksha. The liberated soul atman would finally enter kingdom of God... termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism... a point of no return! 

 

In above 3000 essays articles on my various websites... I have enumerated distinct steps to spiritual growth. Any human being world over... belonging to any religion, faith or belief can duplicate the efforts by indulging in sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita! Ever since I reached stage of self realization... the entire gist of Bhagavad Gita became like ABCD... it is as if, I had dictated contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my previous manifestations! 



Spiritual Development Course



Can there be a spiritual development course that leads to personal spiritual development in totality? Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism states... path of spirituality is always traveled all alone! We do not even get a preceptor... a spiritual guide to help us in the spiritual journey of life! None other than an enlightened one could help one in matters spiritual. One who had not yet gained enlightenment... was totally incompetent to preach... deliver half baked theories of spirituality.  

 

The world is full of such religious preachers... who all the time indulged in preaching half baked religious or spiritual theories to gullible mankind! Those who did not understand the very meaning of word spirituality... how could they indulge in teaching spirituality to world community. The onus of right teaching always lay on the student. It was for the student to differentiate right from wrong! Unless we pursued path of pure spirituality... we never reached anywhere! 

 

In his lifetime Swami Vivekananda searched for a spiritual master who knew and showed him God Almighty. Ultimately Swami Vivekananda was guided to contact Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa... one who had seen God in his lifetime! Sooner Swami Vivekananda came in contact with Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa... he realized that Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa truly was an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira who had become a pure soul atman. 

 

In Hinduism a soul is termed atman. 

 

Spiritual development always occurred by traveling spiritual path as detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. In the present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age... none could reach God without help of Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Unless one traveled path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom... reaching God in present life was totally out of question. Travelers of religious path... those indulging in rituals all the time never reached God in their lifetime. 

 

We must learn to differentiate between spirituality and religion! Both spirituality and religion have different connotations. Spirituality was meant for knowing real self of us... our soul atman... the spirit within! Religion was purely meant for keeping flock of human beings bonded together. In present times religion played no role in reaching God. One could never reach God in present times through path of bhakti yoga... path of ritual! 

 

Religion purely was meant for outer covering... the physical manifest form of human beings! Following religion... the highest stage a human being could reach as a physical manifest being was that of Maryada Purushottam Rama! Spirituality was dwelling in world of souls atmans... our inner core of life that existed in our heart. As long as our soul atman existed in our heart... we lived... the moment our soul atman left body... we were nothing more than a heap of dust. 

 

It is also an absolute fact of life that in the entire history of mankind... apart from Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... none in West reached stage of enlightenment. Stage of enlightenment is not reached that easily. Only by cutting across shackles of karma forever... human beings finally reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle! It is spiritual development in human beings that finally led one to negation of karma forever. Without undertaking spiritual journey karma could never be negated to zero. 

 

Negation of karma to zero occurred moment human beings established absolute control over five senses and mind. Establishing total control over five senses and mind was a very tedious task... requiring many lifetimes before a soul atman finally became pure! Apart from establishing absolute control over five senses and mind... practice of absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation was necessitated. That was how God Almighty ordained spiritual journey to be. Those who thought spiritual journey can be made without indulgence in celibacy never gained much on spiritual path! 

 

Practice of celibacy, negation of karma was part of spiritual path undertaken by human beings! Unless we practiced celibacy in totality for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation... full kundalini awakening was not possible. The coiled Serpentine energy lying dormant in base of spine had to be activated. This became possible when we practiced absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation. Full kundalini awakening finally resulted in opening of Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petaled Lotus) existing in our brain behind forehead. 

 

The moment Sahasra Pushpa opened fully... one immediately became an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira! Spiritual meditation, practising celibacy, indulgence in self enquiry was the path... reaching stage of enlightenment... ultimate goal of life for all human beings. For right spiritual development... we had to indulge in good karma... positive karma all the time! Only then could we ever think of liberating self from cycle of birth and death forever. Every soul atman became pure only by negating karma to zero... never otherwise! 

 

My non-profit organization... World Wide Center for Self Realization, which was available online, was a center for spiritual development. Any human being world over was free to ask any query. Every intelligent query was promptly replied. The more we indulged in Satsanga (spiritual one-to-one sessions)... queries within us reduced gradually and proportionately. It is when the last query dissolved of its own... one finally became an enlightened one forever! 

 

Never surround yourself with spiritual development courses or attend spiritual development classes... if you truly desire overall spiritual development. Just by assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita... any human being world over could easily reach stage of enlightenment forever. One need not even refer to various Vedas (Hinduism revelations) or Upanishads (independent treatises). Whatever is contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism sufficed for humanity to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever! 

 

Jnana (Wisdom) contained in Bhagavad Gita had no parallel in mankind. With passage of time... wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita never dilutes. The original gist of Bhagavad Gita... doctrine of Bhagavad Gita can be had from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India for a lowly $.60 (Rs. 30/=) and that too with English transliteration. This is a highly subsidized publication made available to human beings world over for total benefit of mankind. 

 

Truly India was the spiritual center of world. Whatever is contained in Important Books and Writings of Hinduism is not available elsewhere on mother earth. Amongst hordes of spiritual books available in Hinduism... Bhagavad Gita formed core of all spiritual literature. For traveling spiritual path... for undertaking spiritual journey... for full personal spiritual development... one must indulge in Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavad Gita alone! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contained everything sufficient for human beings to crossover ocean of Samsara (worldly life) forever! 

 

The best way to personal spiritual development... always was indulgence in path of self enquiry as practiced and advocated by Maharishi Ramana... one who attained enlightenment in his lifetime. Path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) was one of the best forms of spiritual meditation indulging in which human beings negated everything that was not God... finally reaching God in lifetime! Path of self enquiry, Neti can be best practiced in savasana way of yoga. Lying in bed any moment of time... one could indulge in savasana way of yoga... the corpse pose! 

 

Throughout my life I indulged in savasana way of yoga while going to bed in the night. In the initial stages while practising savasana way of yoga, I fell asleep! But gradually I started indulging in process of self enquiry... process of Neti (not this, not this) negating everything that was not God. Finally after a lapse of about 25 years in the wee hours of third of August 1993... I finally realized God at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth. Having become a pure soul atman... moment I leave my mortal frame... I shall attain salvation moksha forever! 



Spiritual Counseling Online



Spiritual counseling online was possible in two ways:  

 

1. Availability of spiritual essays articles online. 

 

2. Live spiritual interaction between master and pupil through medium of newsletter. 

 

On my various websites exist above 3000 essays articles related to spirituality... fathoming inner meaning of which, any human being world over could easily reach stage of enlightenment... termed kaivalya jnana in Hinduism! Simple reading in field of pure spirituality does not carry any meaning... all spiritual messages must be digested internally. Unless the inner meanings of spiritual passages become absolutely clear... one could never gain anything out of it! 

 

The sacred holy texts could never be understood literally... they demand reading in between the lines. The contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism also could never be understood literally... one must learn to read in between the lines. I get so many queries from people world over that they read Bhagavad Gita number of times but inner meaning still eluded them. Can anyone ever make such people understand anything related to spirituality? 

 

They are travellers of material path... followers of religion... rituals! They do not have... they do not possess the inherent capability to understand sublime meaning contained in sacred scriptures of different religions of world. Understanding gist of Bhagavad Gita was not that easy... prime reason why God Almighty ordained a long journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form before human beings truly understood what Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was all about. 

 

Subscribing my free newsletter... "Spiritual Secrets Unveiled" would give you insights into world of spirituality... we called Bhagavad Gita in Hinduism. Anything and everything related to spirituality, hinduism, god, salvation, yoga, meditation, karma, dharma and most spiritual terminology is discussed in this newsletter. Everyone is free to send any query. All intelligent queries get personally answered by Vijay Kumar... the man who realized God in 1993! 

 

If you are planning to go for a divorce... if you are suffering from severe depression... you can always seek spiritual counseling online that would not only help you in short term but bring immense benefits to you in the long run. What's more... all that you get is absolutely free of all costs. You can send as many numbers of e-mails as you want... but always remember... only intelligent queries get answered! Amongst the vast maze of e-mails we receive every day... only a few get answered. If your query merits a reply... you will definitely get it in time. 

 

However, we always give preference to queries of general nature that cater to mankind at large. Self indulging or selfish queries are trashed right away! Just because one holds position in physical manifest world does not mean one is intelligent enough on spiritual path. I can say with authority that most who held high offices... even kings and presidents were totally ignorant in matters spiritual. Not much could be expected from such spiritual illiterates.  

 

Spiritual counseling carried immense weightage in present scientific age governed by bloated egos and wants of material riches. By free spiritual counseling available online through medium of Internet... any human being world over can get answers to their queries immediately. Simply reading few articles and sending your query would not help. Unless spiritual master visualizes depth of your spiritual curiosity through your writings... you may never get reply to your query! 

 

Spiritual counseling online was never a medium to satisfy your general curiosity. Only human beings who were serious about spirituality merited reply to their query. I do not know how many divorce cases I solved online... how many youngsters stopped from committing suicide... but one thing is certain... spiritual counseling online definitely is a very good medium to communicate with those in need. My all replies are dedicated to those who are deeply in search of God Almighty! 

 

A true seeker of spirituality can greatly benefit from online spiritual counseling that is always available free of all costs on my various websites. I have never read Bhagavad Gita ever in my life yet, the moment I realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age... the entire gist of Bhagavad Gita became like ABCD to me. It is as if... I had dictated the contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my previous manifestations. 

 

Spiritual counseling is something that could never be taught in schools. Spiritual counseling courses, spiritual counseling classes carried no meaning in present material world! True spiritual counseling was always directed towards those who wanted to reach God in present life. Understanding meaning of God Almighty, definition of enlightenment, definition of moksha salvation... value of karma... meaning of karma was what spirituality is all about! 

 

A serious seeker of spirituality... the likes of Swami Vivekananda can definitely reach source of all spiritual material available online. Thereafter reaching spiritual master... preceptor was easy! The grace of God Almighty was all the time available to mankind in form of various sacred scriptures of different religions of world. To digest the inner meaning of these sacred scriptures depended on our karma... our goal of life! None could teach us anything if we did not want it that way. 

 

Spiritual teachings online were meant for those serious seekers of spirituality who truly desire gaining enlightenment in present life. We can really do it if we burn all bridges behind. Path of spirituality was always one-way path... a path that must always be treaded with caution! God always helped those who always cared for benefit of mankind before self.



My Spiritual Experience



My spiritual experience was nothing less than fantasy! When I was six years of age... I understood nothing about spirituality. Even precepts of religion were not clear to me. I really did not understand what God Almighty was all about. Whenever people talked of God Almighty... I imagined a decorated human being standing aloof... with human beings all around bowing, praying to him. That was the most I could imagine of God Almighty.  

 

Repeatedly going to Jain temple on insistence of my mother made me think. How could God exist in those clay statues existing in Temple? I simply did not believe what people said. I wanted to enquire of my own. I wanted to know who God Almighty truly was. I wanted to go in search of God. I truly wanted to meet God in this very life. As a child I thought... God lay hidden somewhere; I had only to find him. How, I did not know! Whenever I asked an elder about God Almighty... all feigned ignorance. Even my mother did not know anything about God Almighty. 

 

As my mother was closest to me than anyone else in this world... I initially thought my mother was hiding something from me. I thought... being a child my mother was not disclosing to me all truth about God Almighty. It was only later in life I realized... my mother was totally ignorant of the subject! My mother really did not know anything about God Almighty... then why the insistence on going to Jain temple and praying to God Almighty! My faith in my mother lay shattered. If my mother did not know anything about God Almighty, I had to find it on my own... was my surmise! 

 

Slowly I came to realize that Lord Krishna was considered God in India. I started venturing into open fields with the hope that I may find god Krishna playing his flute. But that was not to be. Lord Krishna was only an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form)... and not God Almighty. Lord Krishna advent on this earth more than 3600 years ago... how could a child find him in present times! My curiosity to find god increased day by day. Every single moment of day when I was free... I thought of God Almighty. God was there in my dreams too as an integral part of my life! 

 

By 13 years of age... my search for God firmed up... no matter what... come whatever may... in this very life I shall see and meet God! As was stipulated in Hinduism scriptures... I was even prepared to leave my family forever. I was prepared to go to deep dense jungles (forests) to search for God Almighty. My search for God prompted me to travel path of absolute truthfulness all throughout. Whenever I stood for truthfulness... it fascinated me beyond anything. I wanted to remain truthful all my life. I never did imagine for once that remaining truthful all the time... I could not indulge in any business in India in the later stages of life. 

 

I had to be shrewd... I had to be cunning if I ever wanted to succeed in business. But for the sake of God, I was prepared for any sacrifice! I did not want to practice untruthfulness even once in my life. Whatever price I had to pay in search of God... I was prepared for that. My faith in God Almighty from beginning of life was absolute. Even if God Almighty came in person and tried swaying me from path of absolute truthfulness, I would have not! This absolute faith in God Almighty in the initial stages of life finally came to my rescue all the time in life. 

 

I could hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman that seemed to come from within my heart. Prompted by the voice of my soul atman... I started my spiritual journey all alone. No matter how best I tried to search for a spiritual master to guide me in the journey of life... I got none! I searched all over India... I met different sadhus... swamis but none came to my rescue. Perhaps... all were ignorant in matters relating to God! Then I read somewhere that Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa knew everything about God. So was the case with Maharishi Ramana. 

 

Whatever literature I could lay my hands on relating to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... I tried reading it all. Slowly the world of God started unveiling before me. I felt... I could duplicate the path taken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Inherently I started practising celibacy (Brahmacharya Vrata) as practiced by Swami Vivekananda... the famous saint disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. I also started practice of self enquiry, Neti (not this, not this) as practiced and advocated by Maharishi Ramana. 

 

Realizing that I had to cut across shackles of karma forever... I slowly started overpowering senses one by one. Unless I established absolute control over five senses... I could not establish total control over mind... was my surmise! I had to invoke blessings of God all the time to practice good karma... positive karma most of time! Initially it seemed really difficult but with passage of time... gradual control over senses became a reality! Remaining truthful all the time was a boon that helped me all the time in establishing absolute control over five senses. 

 

Practising truthfulness all the time truly was a blessing in disguise. How many people do we feel were all the time truthful in daily affairs of life? We may not find even a handful of people world over who were totally truthful in all affairs of life. One who was totally truthful... finally succeeded in establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. Slowly I realized this absolute truth of life. My efforts to establish control over five senses increased day by day. It took me full 25 years before I finally succeeded in establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. 

 

Practising absolute celibacy was another difficult task. For a bachelor like Swami Vivekananda... practising absolute celibacy was not that difficult. But for married people practice of Brahmacharya Vrata definitely seemed impossible. Only by hit and trial method I finally succeeded in practising celibacy for a period of 14 years in continuation. In the wee hours of third of August 1993, at 37 years of age I finally reached God Almighty... realized God... realized self! My spiritual experiences relating to God Almighty can never be expressed in words... but spiritual awakening experience while searching for God Almighty was beyond comprehension of spiritual terminology! 

 

We truly are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We are a soul atman... the spirit within that manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! The moment complete dross impurities within a soul atman removed forever... one finally reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever. One finally becomes an enlightened one... a bodhi... a Jina... a Mahavira forever. Spiritual experiences never relate to religion... path of rituals. If we are to ever find God in this life... we have to undergo various spiritual experiences all the way. 

 

The power of mind must never be underestimated by travellers of pure spirituality. Mind is directly connected to God Almighty. It is through power of mind human beings finally connected to God Almighty. It was through mind power human beings finally realized power of positive thoughts. Unless we traveled on different mental wavelengths... we never reached God Almighty. God Almighty lived on highest wavelength existing in cosmos that could ever be imagined by human beings. The moment we reached this wavelength... we came in contact with God Almighty! We could finally commune with God Almighty all the time on one-to-one basis. Wow!



Importance of Spirituality in Life



Can we live without air or water in life? As we could not survive in absence of air or water... human beings also could not survive life in absence of spirituality. Importance of spirituality in life can only be realized after reaching stage of enlightenment... never before! Normal human beings are poles apart from field of pure spirituality. All preferred traveling religious path... that was easy to travel than path of pure spirituality... path of unknown!  

 

How was spirituality and life of human beings connected? As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism we are primarily a spirit... a soul atman on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations. We are cosmic consciousness much beyond comprehension of most human beings. The identity of soul atman could never be known by a human being. It is beyond human comprehension to quantify what soul atman was all about. In Hinduism a soul is termed atman. 

 

As journey of life belonged to our soul atman, the spirit within... spirituality played a pivotal role in life of human beings. Every soul atman manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within. Removal of dross impurities within soul atman was never possible through path of religion... path of rituals! As a human being we had to indulge in spiritual precepts of life to reach cosmic end... the stage of enlightenment... termed kaivalya jnana in Hinduism! 

 

Spirituality was as much part of life as human life itself. In absence of spirituality no life could survive on mother earth. Every form of life had to indulge in spirituality... good karma... positive karma to evolve to higher stages in life! It is through complex process of karma life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle. Laws of karma were integral to human beings traveling spiritual path. The journey of life was taken by the spirit within... and never the manifest physical human form! 

 

For life to evolve... for human beings to evolve to higher stages in life... spirituality was necessitated in life. It was only through established laws of spirituality detailed in Bhagavad Gita human beings finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime. All man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime by traveling path of pure spirituality. 

 

Living a spiritual life was difficult... very difficult yet, not impossible! Spiritual life took human beings away from physical manifest world. For a serious seeker of spirituality... life on earthly domain carried no meaning. All relationships on earthly plane came to naught. Spiritual life is not something that could ever be learnt by coaching or in classes. For living a spiritual life... one had to indulge in wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. 

 

In the present scientific age... teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita sufficed for human beings to live spiritual life finally leading human beings to stage of enlightenment at the end of journey. Spiritual life is knowing real inner self of us, identity of our soul atman... the spirit within! Eradicating all traces of karma within our soul atman was what spiritual life all about. The moment complete karma negated to zero human beings reached stage of enlightenment forever. 

 

For living a spiritual life... presence of a spiritual adviser... guidance of a spiritual mentor... preceptor would be great help. But in the present scientific age... in the present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age to expect a spiritual master seemed totally out of order. To get an enlightened one to guide us in the journey of spiritual life almost seemed impossible. One had to depend on spiritual books rather than a spiritual mentor... preceptor! 

 

That was how God Almighty ordained spiritual system to be! In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only two spiritual stalwarts finally succeeded in reaching stage of enlightenment... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Enlightenment was not that easily gained. Traveling spiritual path is walking razor's edge. 

 

When I started in search of God 11 years of age... I had no perception what God Almighty was all about! It was only in the later stages of life I realized... how tough it was to travel spiritual journey. Probably all the time I was prepared for that from the beginning of life! The importance of spirituality in life was clear to me from six years of age when I took a vow to remain truthful all through life. Remaining truthful all along... I could hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman that seemed to come from within my heart. 

 

This voice of my soul atman... the spirit within always guided me on the right path. Prompted by the voice of my soul atman... I finally landed in laps of God Almighty in 1993 at 37 years of age. I finally reached peak of spirituality... epitome of spiritual life when I realized God... realized self... in the early hours of third of August 1993. This is my last manifestation on mother earth. I have become a pure soul atman... a pure spirit! Released from cycle of birth and death forever... moment I leave my mortal frame... I shall but attain moksha salvation. 

 

Precepts of spirituality... spiritual life are best detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the one and only sacred scripture knowing which human beings finally emancipated forever from cycle of birth and death. In the present age one need not refer to any other sacred scripture other than Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. Assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita... any human being world over could finally reach God in ones lifetime.



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Amongst horde of spiritual books online available free to mankind... Hindu spiritual book that directly relates to spirituality... sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was the best... finest piece of work made available to mankind by grace of God Almighty. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given to mankind by Lord Krishna forms core of spirituality! If one had to reach God in present life time... we had no other alternative than to assimilate teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita!  

 

Most spiritual books available in West carried no meaning. Those who had not yet reached stage of enlightenment were totally incompetent to discuss matters spiritual. Enlightenment as in Hindu philosophy was not that easily gained. In the West in the entire history of mankind only two persons reached stage of enlightenment... Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed! Comparatively in India hundreds if not thousands gained enlightenment in the entire history of mankind! 

 

Truly India is the spiritual citadel of world. The teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism formed epitome of spirituality. Fathoming spiritual wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita... human gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed finally gained enlightenment in their lifetime. All of these man gods owed their wisdom directly to books of Hinduism... the revered Bhagavad Gita, Vedas and Upanishads! 

 

Even in present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age... if we searched for best books on spirituality... we would finally land reading sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. One single scripture... the sacred Bhagavad Gita sufficed for humanity to reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was no ordinary spiritual book. It contained truth... and only truth! With passage of time... teachings of Bhagavad Gita never diluted. 

 

One can always get original gist of Bhagavad Gita... original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India for mere $.60 (Rs. 30/=) and that too with English transliteration. This original gist of Bhagavad Gita is a highly subsidized publication meant for one and all. No human being on mother earth, no matter how poor could ever say... the original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita was not within my reach as cost is not affordable! 

 

Does it mean... God Almighty is within reach of one and all. Yes, God Almighty ordained it so. Any human being world over... belonging to any religion, faith or belief can ceremoniously indulge in teachings of Bhagavad Gita every single day of life and reach stage of enlightenment before final end of physical manifest life occurred. Truly... wisdom contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita was available to one and all and that too at minimal costs. We only had to make requisite spiritual effort to reach stage of enlightenment in present earthly sojourn. 

 

I am a Hindu... a Jain does not mean I prefer Hindu spiritual books to books of other religions. I was born a Jain yet, I believed more in teachings of Lord Krishna contained in Bhagavad Gita! From the very beginning of life I had absolute trust in teachings of Lord Krishna... one who came about thousand years earlier to coming of Mahavira... 24 Tirthankara (preceptor) of Jainism! 

 

Talking of spirituality... none world over could ever find anything more beautiful than teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! It is Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism that tells us... how God Almighty exploded self to form present cosmos. Right from stage of big bang when present cosmos originated to dissolution of cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)... all is explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism to minutest detail. 

 

The big bang theory was discovered by scientists only few decades back but entire gist of big bang theory already existed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism from times immemorial... above 3600 years before now. Everything related to spiritual discipline... spiritual growth was detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. If our goal of life was reaching stage of enlightenment in present life... we could only do it with help of Bhagavad Gita... never otherwise! 

 

Journey of spirituality to some seemed simple. As per Bhagavad Gita traveling spiritual path was walking razors edge. Spiritual journey demanded highest level of perfection that could ever be practiced by human beings. Human beings only of the level of Swami Vivekananda were fit enough to reach stage of enlightenment in present scientific age. Those who indulged in books of religion all the time... had many more lives to live. For them the present unending cycle of life was an ongoing process until they decide to travel spiritual path... not path of religion... rituals! 

 

If someone asked... what is the best spiritual book to read... my recommendation simply would be... the sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism and no more! One may find numerous commentaries on Bhagavad Gita available free online and also in bookstores. But most people who wrote commentaries on Bhagavad Gita were incompetent to write such commentaries as they had not yet reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in their life. 

 

Commentary on Bhagavad Gita by Adi Shankaracharya is foolproof. Adi Shankaracharya reached stage of enlightenment when very young. His commentary on Bhagavad Gita is in Sanskrit... difficult to understand by most! It is always better to get original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India with English transliteration and that too for $.60 (Rs. 30/=). 

 

Gita press, Gorakhpur, India is an independent enterprise catering to welfare of mankind without any selfish interest. All books from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India are highly subsidized. One can choose whatever one wants. The original copy of Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, Vedas and Upanishads... all can be had from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India at minimal prices! Blessed are those who always cared and worked for benefit of mankind at large. And Gita press, Gorakhpur, India is one such enterprise that catered to spiritual needs of society all the time.



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Thousands of spiritual websites and millions of Spiritual WebPages existed on Internet yet; human beings kept searching for more. Why? Most spiritual websites on Internet contained original gist of sacred scriptures. There was nothing new in them. A live interaction with a living spiritual master was requirement of most... yet, people failed to realize when they met one! 

 

Most spiritual websites contained quotes from spiritual masters but there was nothing new in them. Everything seemed stale old dated. Spiritual websites from those who gained enlightenment in their lifetime were missing. There was a reason for that. In the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... only two spiritual stalwarts finally gained enlightenment! 

 

Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana reached stage of self realization... God realization in their lifetime! There are many spiritual websites dedicated to them... but what of queries that existed within most human beings. Who was to solve them live on Internet? No matter how best one tried... one could not find an interactive website maintained by spiritual master himself. 

 

Moment I reached stage of self realization in 1993... I had two alternatives: 

 

1. Leave my mortal frame immediately and take moksha salvation forever. 

 

2. Having reached stage of self realization... I could continue living my physical manifest life with unattached attitude.  

 

This would help me impart teachings of spirituality... wisdom of Bhagavad Gita to mankind at large through medium of Internet or TV. I was just an entity of God Almighty. I had always to do his bidding. In serving mankind, I was only giving back to community what I gained on spiritual path. I am following path taken by Mahavira... the 24 Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor)! 

 

Mahavira gained enlightenment at 42 years of age. He continued giving discourses (termed Deshna in Jainism) to mankind for full 30 years. He left his mortal frame at 72 years of age! 

 

I have couple of spiritual websites that directly relate to teachings of spirituality: 

 

1. http://www.godrealized.com : contained glossary of words in Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism and spirituality etc. Every possible explanation of spiritual terminology was given on this website. If there was any query relating to any subject... one could e-mail directly to the Webmaster of the site... Vijay Kumar... the man who realized God in 1993! 

 

2. http://www.godrealized.org : contained essays relating to Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism and spirituality etc. After reading essays articles if someone had any query... the same can be sent to the Webmaster... Vijay Kumar... the man who realized God in 1993! All intelligent queries are promptly replied. 

 

3. http://www.vijaykumar.com and http://www.vijaykumar.org : contained replies to various queries received by us from time to time. I would like to repeat... we do not attend to queries that were not serious. These websites catered only to serious aspirants of spirituality... never religious! As religion had nothing to do with God Almighty... our sites catered only to serious spiritual seekers! 

 

I have total of above 3000 essays articles existing on different spiritual websites on the Internet. Any human being world over... a serious seeker of spirituality wanting to reach stage of enlightenment can easily do so by unveiling inner meaning and various mantras hidden in different essays articles! 

 

Amongst maze of e-mails I receive every day... only intelligent queries merited reply. Do not send a query on the spur of moment. Unless I assess your spiritual inclination through writings in e-mail... no reply would ever reach you. We do not cater to whimsical attitude of some... simple curiosity, desire or wishes of others. 

 

The above websites are not meant for those who just wanted to satisfy their curiosity. Unless the incumbent had reached a particular spiritual level... their query may remain unattended! So send your query after much deliberation and thinking. We are here to satisfy your inner query provided you are a serious traveler of spiritual path. 

 

We receive so many comments daily stating that they had indeed found best spiritual websites available on Internet... but to what avail! If your query still remained within you... we were not least satisfied. We are there with you 24 x 7. For a serious aspirant of spirituality... we were always there until the end. Just do not indulge for the sake of it. Do not write to us for the sake of it. 

 

Your hearty comments do not mean much to us. What we truly wanted all the time was... more and more people traveling spiritual path. Learning true intricacies of spiritual life was the prime goal of above spiritual websites. If you have the zeal to go ahead on spiritual path... we are always there with you 24 x 7! Do not think twice... for a serious seeker of spirituality... we are there to satisfy your last query... no matter what!


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

 

A to Z of Spirituality explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on spiritual path - spiritual journey can be found at Spirituality ... Vijay Kumar - 13 July 2012.

 
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