Query: Interesting Facts
Interesting Facts Hinduism: amongst the most glaring of all Hinduism facts is the
awakening that we are a soul atman... a cosmic consciousness on its cosmic life cycle of 8.4 million
manifestations... that entailed an earthly journey of 96.4 million years! Our life is not limited by 70 to 80
years... the average lifespan of a human being!
We have millions of years to go before journey of life came to an end. As a soul atman... our
journey of life ceased to exist moment we reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle!
This last stage of cosmic life is reached moment human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally
Does this mean travelling spiritual
path expedites our cosmic travel, Yes, spiritual journey is the only route to gaining enlightenment in life...
reaching God Almighty in present life time! If spiritual journey was that important... why almost above 99.9% human
beings world over travelled path of religion... path of
Path of religion... rituals is an easy path compared to spiritual path... path of unknown!
Travelling spiritual path has its pitfalls... for a serious seeker of spirituality the whole world becomes one
family! Our bondage... Moha with our immediate family loses its shine. Every father in the world becomes our
father, every mother like our mother.
So much so that we do not remain attached even to our children! For a traveler of spiritual
path... all become children of God... one big family! Towards our beloved wife we behave like a brother! It is more
of a sister and brother relationship between wife and husband... something that was practiced by Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa... one who gained enlightenment in his lifetime!
The second most interesting facts of Hinduism are existence of God Almighty in all its glory!
Those who disputed this important fact of life deprived self of grace of God Almighty all the time! If we exist...
if souls' atmans existed in cosmos... so does God Almighty! In fact, God Almighty existed within us in miniscule
form as our soul atman.
God Almighty truly existed within all living beings in miniscule form as a soul atman! Every single insect, plant
and animal life had its beginning with a soul atman manifesting the form! Unless souls' atmans manifested life in
cosmic system... the whole cosmic system carried no meaning! It is only through complex process of evolution and
karma life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle.
In Hinduism a soul is termed atman.
Our existence as a soul atman and existence of God Almighty are two irrefutable Hinduism
facts none can deny!
Furthermore spirituality played a very vital role in evolution of human beings! We are
primarily a spirit... a cosmic consciousness that needs gaining absolute purity! By indulgence in karma... a soul
atman finally removed dross impurities within pace by pace... step-by-step! Manifestation after manifestation...
body of body life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle!
Unless human beings travelled spiritual path... evolution of human beings on cosmic scale was not possible! None
ever reached God... nor gained enlightenment via path of religion (path of rituals)! For reaching God in present
life... for reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)... undertaking
spiritual journey was an absolute must!
We must never confuse religion with spirituality! Both religion and spirituality had
different connotations! Religion is the path to keep flock of human beings bonded together from going astray!
Morality and ethics form basis of religion. For conducting our day-to-day affairs of life religion was
necessitated... never spirituality!
If we desire knowing our true inner self... if we desire gaining enlightenment in present
life... if we desire reaching God in present life... our travelling spiritual path was necessitated! It is
spirituality that took us on journey of inner domain... our soul atman... the spirit within! It is only by dwelling
in spirituality human beings finally unveiled hidden cosmic truths of life.
Path of spirituality is best travelled assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in sacred
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata. Lord
Krishna... an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form) was an exemplary individual who succeeded in
re-establishing Dharma (righteousness) in times of strife!
Whenever humanity reached a point of no return... whenever life seemed losing its meaning... coming of an avatar of
that era was mandated by God Almighty. In present times of tribulation people awaited coming of Bhagavan Kalki...
an avatar of present era (God manifest in human form)! This one-man army would be a lethal combination of man god
Man gods can be many but avatar is one and only one! As per Hinduism scriptures... as
detailed in Bhagavad Gita life comes full circle every 3500 to 5000 years! To start the new era... coming of an
avatar (God manifest in human form) was mandated! In prevailing circumstances even a man god like Mahavira, Gautama
Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed would fail!
Chanakya... the most versatile administrator in the entire history of mankind was one who had
no parallel in mankind! Chanakya got hundred kings eliminated in one night. So much was the fury of this one-man
army that to save lives of millions of army men and citizens... Chanakya got hundred kings murdered in one night!
Still, Chanakya did not incur any sin as per Bhagavad Gita!
To save lives of millions if a few sinners are eliminated... no sin is incurred as stated by
Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and Kaurava Kings. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given by
Lord Krishna is explicitly clear on this point! Bhagavan Kalki would be a combination of an administrator like
Chanakya coupled with powers of man god like Mahavira!
This ruthless combination would ultimately result in death of 5.5 million people at hands of Bhagwan Kalki... the
awaited messiah of masses... a savior who finally succeeds in re-establishing Dharma (forces of righteousness)
against evil forces of adharma (lawlessness)! Such a one... the revered Bhagavan Kalki would be termed Antichrist
by followers of Christianity!
Another glaring fact of Hinduism is... enlightenment by human beings could never be gained
via path of religion... path of rituals! No point visiting temples, churches or mosques! No matter how many dips
ones took in sacred River Ganges... bad karma can never be negated that way! Our indulgence in path of jnana
yoga... path of absolute wisdom was the only way out!
Unless we acted like human beings... unless we cared more for human beings at large... unless
we cared for lower forms of life... no point indulgence in Bhagavad Gita... the foremost of all sacred scriptures
existing on mother earth! The wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita can only be assimilated by truthful people... never
by one who travelled path of religion... path of rituals!
In domain of God Almighty there is no place for extravagant, flamboyant ostentatious display
of material wealth earned through dubious means! Those who merited gaining enlightenment were humble to core...
ordinary mortals who always cared more for community service than personal benefit!
In present scientific age... we do not find serious travellers of spirituality! In my 54 years of spiritual travail
I have yet to find a person who could explain to me simple definition of God Almighty, meaning of karma, definition
of dharma, the methodology and purpose of yoga meditation... path to awakening of kundalini shakti... practice of
Hinduism is cradle for jnana (wisdom) gaining which human beings finally reached stage of
enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! The importance of sacred Bhagavad Gita in Hinduism
is foremost! The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita form epitome of spiritual pursuit... knowing which
any human being world over can gain enlightenment!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
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... Vijay Kumar - 8 Mar 2011.
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