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Query: Self Realized... Are there any self realized masters present in this world!


Kaivalya Jnani :
Who is a self realized person? How do we know one has realized self! In a world full of unethical and immoral practices... claiming self to be realized has become order of day! There are many in world who declared themselves self realized. What is the measure of self realization; God realization... termed enlightenment in English!

How can we distinguish self realized human beings from ordinary mortals... commoners... masses! How do self realized masters compare with man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed... who gained enlightenment in their lifetime! How can we say self realization, God realization is same as enlightenment (termed kaivalya in Hinduism)!

Self realized person is one who finally reached source of all cosmic wisdom contained in cosmos! Self realized person is one who travelling spiritual path finally reached stage of kaivalya jnana... stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (when not a single thought entered our brain uninvoked)! Self realized masters are a rarity in today's world.

The world has seen only two self realized masters in the past about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over. Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana realized self in their lifetime! Both these spiritual stalwarts Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana started their spiritual journey via path of bhakti yoga... path of rituals... path of religion!

But finally both switched to path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom that directly led to God Almighty! Path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom demanded human beings assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is the foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on mother earth!


Realization of self simply meant realizing our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within! As per Bhagavad Gita we are primarily a cosmic consciousness... a soul atman, a spirit on its cosmic life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations that entailed an earthly journey of 96.4 million years! Regaining our lost pure prime pristine primordial form was ultimate goal of life for human beings!

Becoming self realized is not that easy as many followers of self realization fellowship world over believed! When their spiritual preceptor... Paramhansa Yogananda did not reach stage of self realization in his lifetime... how could others belonging to self realization fellowship!

Reaching stage of self realisation demanded establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. In the present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age where greed for materialistic riches ruled the roost... travelling path of spirituality seemed impossible! Absolute control over five senses and mind is truly difficult to achieve yet, not impossible!


An ardent seeker of spirituality... exhibiting willpower demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda can definitely realize self in one's lifetime! For a self realized person the whole world became one family! All relationships of past and present gone with the wind... the karma of one finally negated to zero! Bondages of present life carried meaning as long as we had traces of karma within!

Once having gained absolute purity as a soul atman... the need for soul atman to manifest another body now ceased to exist! As long as karma existed... our soul atman kept manifesting form after another! The moment our karma annihilated to zero... journey of a soul atman finally came to an end! One finally reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle!

The liberated soul atman finally entered abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)... a point of no return! For a self realized person... earthly bondages... earthly life carried no further meaning!


How to become self realized... is the question of many! At this juncture people failed to realize that by travelling religious path... path of rituals none ever reached God! For reaching God in present life... for realizing self... undertaking spiritual journey was mandated by God Almighty! For travelling path of pure spirituality assimilating teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita was necessitated... one could never do without!

Indulgence in yoga meditation was the path... realizing self ultimate goal of life! Practice of absolute celibacy (Brahmacharya Vrata) was the path... gaining enlightenment... the ultimate goal of life! Full awakening of Kundalini Shakti was the path... gaining self realization... ultimate goal of life for all human beings on mother earth!

For realizing self... teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita... the 700 shlokas verses sufficed for human beings to gain immortality! Liberation of soul atman from cycle of birth and death was termed immortality in Hinduism!


Reading through essays articles on my various websites any human being world over could reach stage of self realization... God realization... in present life! In http://www.godrealized.com/ we have covered the spiritual terminology! Definition and meaning of words in Hinduism and spirituality are covered on this website!

Essays and articles on different topics like big bang theory, evolution of human beings, karma, Dharma, kundalini awakening, practice of celibacy, path of yoga meditation, self realisation, difference between spirituality and religion, heaven, hell, Nostradamus, death, dreams, atman, soul, destiny, 2012 and meaning of life etc... All are covered in http://www.godrealized.org/

In present times it is difficult to find a self realized spiritual preceptor! Something that was ordained to be achieved in a time span of 12.4 million earthly years (a maximum of 1.1 million manifestations)... achieving it in 70 to 80 years of earthly life is nothing short of miracle! We definitely can gain self realization in present life... if we truly worked hard for it!


Essay by: Kaivalya Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Self Realized explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on spiritual realization can be found at : Self Realisation ... Neeru J. - 18th Mar 2011


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