Spiritual Realization

Query: Spiritual Realization... the ultimate goal of life for every human being on mother earth!

Kaivalya Jnani :
Spiritual realization... realization of self is nothing distinct from enlightenment (kaivalya) gaining which human beings emancipated forever from cycle of birth and death! Reaching stage of spiritual realization announced... reaching end of cosmic journey... 8.4 millionth manifestation... last in cosmic life cycle! There is nothing further to be achieved after spiritual realisation!

For an enlightened one... for one who realized self... nothing to achieve further... the liberated soul atman finally entered abode of god... kingdom of god (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)! The spiritual realization... realization of self is a one-way journey! Having proceeded ahead on spiritual path... one could never return to earthly routines of life... no matter what!

A bud having become a flower... cannot become a bud again... so was never to be! This one-sidedness of spiritual path dissuaded many to travel spiritual path! Perhaps this was the biggest factor that people feared travelling spiritual path! Religious path was easy to travel yet; on spiritual path religion carried no meaning whatsoever!

One never reached God via path of religion... path of rituals! Spiritual realization could never be gained via path of religion... path of rituals! For realizing our true inner self... for becoming one with our inner soul... travel of spiritual path was necessitated! Path of spirituality is best travelled following teachings contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!

If we truly desire reaching God in present life... if we truly desire reaching our true inner self... if we truly desire our soul atman gaining absolute purity... assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita was necessitated! In present scientific age... the present Kali Yuga... Dark Age... metal age one could never reach God via path of bhakti yoga.

For spiritual realization path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom was necessitated! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana started their pursuit of God Almighty via path of bhakti yoga. But finally both switched to path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom) in later stages of life!

Unless we contemplated on God almighty... unless we indulged in path of self enquiry (path of Neti... not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana none ever reached god in present life! Path of Neti (not this, not this) is best travelled shavasna way of yoga! Lying in dead pose... any human being world over could seriously contemplate on God Almighty!

Throughout my life I followed dictates of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana. In my search of God Almighty I followed path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana! While going to sleep... I used to lie in shavasna pose of yoga and contemplate on God Almighty to the best of my capability!

It was immaterial, if I felled asleep midway! Slowly... gradually the dross impurities within my soul atman started reducing... I started scaling higher levels of spiritual life! The more I indulged in God Almighty... better were my achievements of spiritual path! I had nothing to lose by travelling spiritual path... the path of unknown that directly led to God Almighty!

I followed path taken by two spiritual stalwarts who realized self in their lifetime! In past about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over... world has seen only two self realized masters... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Why not undertake a journey that was familiar... journey undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!

Realizing self... realizing God meant the same! How? Every single soul atman is part of God Almighty. How? God Almighty... cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time explodes with a big bang at the time of creation of cosmos! The explosion of big bang resulted in all pure souls’ atmans scattering all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds!

In the melee... pure souls' atmans gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss! To cleanse self of dross impurities within starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman. It is through a maze of 8.4 million manifestations (that entailed an earthly travel of 96.4 million years) a soul atman finally regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form!

Human beings gaining self realization... god realization announced souls' atmans gaining absolute purity... coming back to their original pristine primordial form! These liberated souls' atmans moment human beings left mortal frame entered kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)! In a way God Almighty existed within every human being... every living being as our soul atman! In Hinduism a soul is termed atman.

If an individual grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty! Realizing God... realizing self truly meant the same! The purified soul atman... nowhere to go further finally entered kingdom of God (Vaikuntha in Hinduism)!

Self realization... God realization could not be confused with self awareness... self actualization that carried no direct relation to spiritual terminology! Becoming aware of self definitely means becoming aware of our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within still; self awareness does not mean reaching stage of self realisation... God realization!

Yoga meditation played very important role in realization of self! In absence of yoga meditation... path of jnana yoga... absolute wisdom... none could travel spiritual path ever! If followers of self realization fellowship thought otherwise... they were mistaken! The self realization fellowship organization created by Paramhansa Yogananda is a farce! Why?

No enlightened one... one who has realized self ever indulged in building an organization... a hermitage! Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... in present times Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana never indulged in anything that one may call organized preaching!

Lying on a cot... both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana disseminated pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita to masses! Everything that flowed from Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana was extempore. Having experienced spiritual realization... having reached stage of self realization... there was nothing to be gained any further!

A true self realized master never indulged in building an organized spiritual platform! That was never necessitated. Religious travellers who fancied palatial hermitages cared for things commercial! In present times one never comes across self realized masters who indulged in anything non-spiritual or religious!

A true self realized master had nothing to do with temples, churches or mosques! For a true self realized master god existed within all living beings as our soul atman... the spirit within! Running after ephemeral riches of life was domain of religious travellers... never true seekers of spirituality! For sincerely and diligently travelling spiritual path... learning difference between spirituality and religion was necessitated!

How many human beings world over could truly differentiate religion and spirituality! For most... both spirituality and religion meant the same! Path of religion was meant for keeping flock of human beings bonded together through ethical and moral principles of life. Religion was primarily meant for living 70 to 80 years of earthly span in a meaningful manner!

On the contrary if one desired reaching God in present life... understanding spirituality... travelling spiritual path was necessitated! It is travelling spiritual path human beings finally reached source of all cosmic wisdom... their true inner self... our soul atman, the spirit within! By cutting across shackles of karma human beings finally liberated soul atman from bondages of karmic life!

As a human being it is in our interest to gain spiritual realization at the earliest! Assisting our soul atman in reaching cosmic end of life is the ultimate goal of life for every human being. It is only by travelling spiritual path human beings finally reached stage of self realisation... God realization... also termed enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!

For an enlightened one... a self realized person... one who realized self... essence of life laid in spreading teachings of Bhagavad Gita to world community... masses at large! No self realized person ever indulged in large religious congregations that carried no meaning! For a self realized person... religion, spirituality was only a means to reach God Almighty in present life!

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

A to Z of Spiritual Realization explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on self realization meditation can be found at : Self Realisation ... Neeru J. - 19th Mar 2011

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