Self Realization Definition Self Realization meaning... How to attain self
Self Realization definition is best covered
in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... foremost of all Hinduism sacred scriptures existing on mother earth!
As defined in Bhagavad Gita... self realization is the stage reaching which human beings become a bodhi... an
enlightened one... a Jina... did
Other than self realisation... there is nothing to be achieved further on spiritual path!
Self realization announced culmination of spiritual journey forever. The ultimate goal of life for any human being
on mother earth is reaching stage of self realisation... God realization! In spiritual terminology both self
realisation and God realization meant the same.
Realizing our true self... realizing our inner
nature... realizing we are a soul atman... a cosmic consciousness that is on its cosmic cycle of 8.4 million
manifestations... an earthly journey of 96.4 million years is reaching end of cosmic life... 8.4 millionth
manifestation! Human beings reaching stage of enlightenment... self realisation... God realization... all meant the
Self realization is termed enlightenment in English! When our soul atman... the spirit within
finally regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form... one is said to have reached stage of self
realisation... God realization... enlightenment! Becoming our true real self... regaining our original form as a
soul atman is what life is all about!
The stage of self realization can only be reached by travelling path of pure spirituality...
the uncharted path of spirituality that led directly to God Almighty! Self realisation could not be gained via path
of religion... path of rituals! By indulgence in good karma... positive karma human beings eradicated traces of all
karma within our soul atman!
The moment complete dross impurities within our soul atman removed forever... we regained our true real self! We
are not a manifest physical form... a human body as assumed by most! We are in fact a cosmic consciousness... that
manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! We are a soul atman in all its
Of itself... every soul atman was inert! For cleansing self... for removing dross impurities
within it requires manifesting a chain of bodies... work out its karma! It is only through a chain of 8.4 million
manifestations... a soul atman finally reached cosmic end of life when human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya
jnana)... termed self realisation... God realization Hinduism!
Self realization meaning is not difficult to understand! By travelling spiritual path... by
assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... any human being world over...
belonging to any religion, faith or belief can reach stage of self realization... God realization! For
understanding dictates of Bhagavad Gita one need not convert to Hinduism ever!
Teachings of Bhagavad Gita have universal appeal. It can be followed by any human being... no matter what! Albert
Einstein indulged in teachings of Bhagavad Gita in later stages of life! The teachings of Bhagavad Gita are beyond
purview of science. Science demands proofs that are not forthcoming in field of pure spirituality. But, Albert
Einstein realized potential of Bhagavad Gita!
In the system of God almighty... it is absolute faith in God Almighty that ruled the roost!
By slowly assimilating jnana (wisdom) contained in 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita human beings step-by-step
reached stage of self realisation... God realization... enlightenment! When nothing except jnana (wisdom)
remained... that stage is termed kaivalya jnana... self realization!
How to attain Self Realization:
Self Realization ... God realization... stage of enlightenment is not that easily achieved!
Prime reason why in last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over only two persons succeeded in
reaching stage of self realisation... God realization! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana gained
enlightenment in their lifetime!
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana started their search of God via path of
bhakti yoga... path of rituals! But subsequently both switched to path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom)! God
Almighty can never be reached via path of religion... path of rituals... no matter what! Path of self enquiry was
necessitated to reach stage of self realisation.
Going to Temples, churches or mosques carried no meaning for spiritual travellers! God is not
to be found in temples, churches or mosques! For reaching God in present life time... one needs undertaking
spiritual path... the journey of unknown that directly leads to God Almighty! It is path of spirituality travelling
which human beings finally realized their true inner self!
For travelling spiritual path... wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita was necessitated! For living the earthly sojourn
of 70 to 80 years in a meaningful manner... religion was necessitated! Those desirous of reaching God in their
lifetime must indulge in Bhagavad Gita. Those following religious path must indulge in Ramayana!
To attain self realisation human beings need establishing absolute control over five senses
and mind! Furthermore practice of absolute celibacy for a continuous period of 12 years was necessitated! Practice
of absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation finally awakened our Kundalini Shakti fully... the
coiled serpentine energy lying dormant in base of spine!
Full awakening of kundalini energy finally opens Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petaled Lotus) that
exists in our brain behind forehead! One immediately gained self realization... God realization... termed
enlightenment in English!
Self realisation can never be equated to self actualization... a term coined by philosophers of West! The field of
spirituality is beyond capture of philosophy as practiced in West! No philosopher in West ever reached stage of
enlightenment! In West people never truly understood what self realisation really meant! Even primary definition of
spirituality was not clear to them!
Worshipping Jesus Christ as son of God meant nothing! Jesus Christ was born an ordinary
mortal! By assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... Jesus Christ finally reached stage of
enlightenment! The hidden years (14~29) in the life of Jesus Christ explained it all! During this period Jesus
Christ gained wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita Hinduism in famed Nalanda and Taxila universities of erstwhile
Bharatvarsha (now India)!
Path of self realization can only be travelled via sacred scriptures of Hinduism! The sacred
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the 700 shlokas verses contained therein sufficed for humanity to reach stage of self
realization... God realization in their lifetime! In present times for reaching stage of self realisation one need
not refer to Hinduism revelations... namely Vedas!
Spiritual journey... path of self realization is a one-way journey! Spiritual path must always be travelled with
utmost caution... one could never leave it midway! I know many people who started their journey of spiritual
pursuit in right earnestness. Yet, all succumbed to day-to-day pressures of life... finally quitting midway! Not
even one survived rigors of spiritual path!
Journey of spiritual path initially seems scary as we do not have a spiritual preceptor, a
spiritual master to guide us in the journey of life! Religious preachers disseminating half baked theories have
become order of day! Those who have not reached stage of self realization... those who never got to know meaning of
self realisation... How can such people be considered an authority on subject of self realization?
My experiences of spiritual path just cannot be summarized in words! Teachings of Bhagavad
Gita are much beyond comprehension of the written word! For understanding underlying meaning of various spiritual
terminologies... it needs reading in between the lines. The gist of Bhagavad Gita and other sacred scriptures of
Hinduism can never be understood literally!
Self Realization Bhagavad Gita
Self Realization in present Kaliyuga... Dark Age... metal age could never be reached in
absence of teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contained truth and only truth! None
world over could ever falsify teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita! For reaching stage of self realisation...
contemplation on teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita was a must!
Unless we learnt to contemplate... no point travelling spiritual path! The journey of self
realization can only be covered by one who excels Swami Vivekananda... the famed disciple of Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa! Swami Vivekananda never reached stage of self realization in his life time... his goal of life was
different... serving the community to its best!
For reaching stage of self realisation we have to take the same journey undertaken by Sri
Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi Ramana. One who cuts across shackles of karma... finally succeeds in
establishing absolute control over five senses and mind! Practising absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in
continuation one finally succeeds in reaching end goal of cosmic life... stage of self realisation!
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contained everything worth knowable on spiritual path! Knower of Bhagavad Gita finally
becomes knower of all... gains omniscience for all practical purposes! Those who travelled path of meditation yoga
but feared travelling path of spirituality as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism never truly realized anything
Why indulge in ephemeral pursuits and delay journey of our soul atman! We as a soul atman had
only one goal of life... regain our lost original primordial form! Liberation from cycle of birth and death was
possible only through human form. The human form is the highest manifest stage in cosmic life cycle. Why not travel
spiritual path now and gain absolute purity as a soul atman!
Self realization is also termed God realization. Why? A soul atman is not distinct from
Brahman (termed God Almighty)! If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed
puzzle... God Almighty! If an individual grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God
In essence every soul atman is God Almighty existing within us in miniscule form! Our potential as a soul atman was
immense... immeasurable... unlimited, much beyond comprehension of mortal human beings! Human beings realized their
true potential only by travelling spiritual path and finally reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
Self Realization and Kundalini Awakening
Self Realisation and kundalini awakening are integrally related! In absence of kundalini
awakening... one could never realize God... reach stage of self realization... God realization! Practice of
absolute celibacy... awakening of kundalini energy is the path travelling which human beings finally gained
enlightenment in their lifetime!
Full awakening of Kundalini Shakti demanded human beings practising absolute celibacy for a
minimum period of 12 years in continuation! In the present sensual environment practice of absolute celibacy seems
almost impossible! Only an ardent seeker of spirituality maintaining absolute faith in God Almighty all the time
finally succeeds in practising celibacy truthfully!
Pure celibacy does not mean abstention from a sexual relationship alone! Physical aspect of
celibacy constitutes hardly 10% of total job! 90% celibacy is always practiced mentally... eradicating flow of
negative thoughts to our brain in totality is what pure celibacy is all about! The moment we understood correct
definition, meaning of celibacy... we also practiced it diligently!
Self Realized Masters who are alive
In present times finding self realized masters is not easy! There may exist maximum of one
(or two) self realized masters... amongst the entire world population! Prime reason why path of pure spirituality
needs to be travelled all alone! In my search for a spiritual master, I never found one!
One day in exasperation when I asked God Almighty if he would become my guide in the journey
of life... lo, he willingly agreed! Thereafter it was never looking back! In my search for God I had God Almighty
himself to guide me in uncharted, unknown journey of life!
Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... every single book or
literature related to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana is of great help in our journey towards self
realization! Why not travel the path undertaken by self realized souls... god realized souls! Getting a spiritual
preceptor in present life time almost seems next to impossible!
Self Realization when Married
For a married person travelling path of self realisation almost seems impossible but for an
ardent seeker of spirituality... one who desires reaching God in present life time... nothing is impossible ever!
When I started in search of God 13 years of age... I had no inkling what self realization... God realization was
I was always lost in contemplation on God Almighty! When I got married... had children...
busied self in family profession of foundation engineering... never truly mattered much! My goal of life always
remained absolute... reach God in present life time!
One day at the opportune moment when I had crossed most hurdles of spiritual path and finally
reached stage of self realization... I asked permission of my daughters and wife to leave confines of family for
imparting jnana wisdom to world community!
I was never given this permission... so was ordained by God Almighty! My karma even though it had dissolved
completely but family responsibilities still remained! After a lapse of about 17 years my family responsibilities
have just completed. I had never left my home... my family midway!
I did not repeat the mistake committed by Siddhartha Gautama... who just by touching the feet
of wife and child wanted to absolve self of all family responsibilities! Siddhartha Gautama failed to realize that
karma cannot be extinguished that way!
Even while remaining in confines of family... I have continued my journey of life even after
reaching stage of self realization! As a married man... it is really difficult to follow daily routines of life...
still I do not have much regrets!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
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