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Self Realization Definition Self Realisation Meaning

Query: Self Realization Definition Self Realization meaning... How to attain self realization?


Vijay Kumar:
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 Mahavira!

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 same!

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 cosmic glory!

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 in life!

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 Almighty!


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 salvation (moksha)!

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 all about!

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),

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

A to Z of Self Realization Definition explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on self realisation meaning - how to attain self realization can be found at : http://www.vijaykumar.org/Essays-Articles-Self-Realization/  ... Vijay Kumar - 9 Feb 2011.

 
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