Query: The concept
"Rebirth" is true or myth?
Why are we in this world... rather why God created this Cosmos is a great
mystery in itself! The essence is understood by every god realized person but this fact cannot be disclosed
to the community for none would understand the same. Whatever Lord Krishna stated to
Arjuna in the battle of Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas (and which is available to Humanity in form of
the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita) could only be understood by Arjuna and Arjuna
alone. There was none existing on Mother Earth who could understand meaning of words spoken by Lord
Only after a person reaches his last manifestation... the 8.4 millionth
manifestation in the cosmic life cycle, the essence of life... the relationship between an Atman and Brahman
Even a minute before self realization (the people in west call it
enlightenment) nothing is known to one... sooner one becomes self realized by the grace of God (having
crossed the threshold of cosmic life)... the whole crux of life is laid bare. It is as if every god realized
soul had written all the sacred Scriptures existing on Mother Earth. Whatever is contained in Bhagavad Gita,
the Upanishads and various other
Scriptures available on Mother Earth including Bible and Koran becomes clear like ABCD.
Indirectly the concept is clear but whether it can be digested by the
seeker of Spirituality... is dependent upon ones intelligence. The prime reason
why Adi Shankaracharya called the whole creation (the mighty cosmos) as work of Maya (veil of illusion) by
God Almighty? And why he did so becomes clear from the fact... the whole Cosmos however far our thinking
goes... remains out of grasp!
Once we are fixed on the fact that cosmos does not have a boundary... all
seems to be an illusion created by God Almighty. If we presume that cosmos does have a boundary then what
beyond. If there is another boundary beyond the Cosmos then what beyond! The chain is unending. Hence Adi
Shankaracharya interpreted the whole creation as work of Maya (veil of illusion) created by God
This brings us to the fact whether there is a Creator at all... and if at
all there is a Creator then who created the Creator himself. I receive so many queries on this issue itself.
The whole phenomenon points towards the fact that the whole creation does not have a beginning. Still, the
existence of God cannot be denied. Why?
Now I shall explain how cosmos gets created. As per Bhagavad Gita let us assume a point in evolutionary process
when whole cosmos is about to collapse (complete disintegration of the cosmos is about to occur... aka Pralaya in
Hinduism). Now what after that collapse? All atmans (souls) existing in the Cosmos in whatever stage of
manifestation... all realize God and get liberated forever from cycle of birth and
Every single soul having come back to its pristine pure form... The mass
of whole cosmos as per sacred Bhagavad Gita reduces to half the size of a thumb. And what does that mean? It
simply implies cosmos has gained complete purity. Complete dross having removed all atmans (souls) in the
cosmos combine together to half the size of a thumb (this aspect is made absolutely clear in Bhagavad Gita).
Does it mean the volume of all purified atmans at a given point of time in the cosmos is just the size of
half a thumb? Yes... it is so!
And what it indicates... it simply indicates the definition of God Almighty. One grain of sand is an Atman (in
purified state) and the whole mound (all purified Atmans) Parmatman. Defining God... the collective power of all
purified atmans in the cosmos at a given point of time (which occurs only at the time of dissolution of cosmos) is
what we call God Almighty.
Now this massive energy we call God Almighty... unable to sustain for
long explodes with a big
bang. The sooner the explosion occurs all atmans scatter all over the Cosmos with speeds beyond
the comprehension of human beings. This confirms the saying that God is everywhere. Every atman soul is a
miniscule form of God. When atmans scatter all over the Cosmos... we definitely can say God is
Like a rolling ball of honey that collects dust while rolling... all
atmans (souls) in their purified state at the time of big bang now gather impurities on the way. The journey
of these atmans goes on and on. It shall come to an end only after every atman comes back to its pristine
pure original form and for this the atman soul that cannot purify itself has to manifest body after
And the Cosmos is created. After billions of years sooner the atman soul finds a body like Mother Earth that is
conducive for germination of Atman... a Jiva (living being) is born. The first manifestation of Atman is as an
amoeba (single cell formation) and it further evolves into multi-cell formation and the evolutionary process
After millions of manifestations comes the stage of insect life, then
plant life and next animal life. By the time the last stage in the animal form is achieved a total of 7.3
million manifestations have already occurred in the life of an atman the soul within for in the human form
itself there are about 1.1 million types of manifestations. The total journey is completed in 8.4 million
manifestations (a total journey of 96.4 million earthly years)... a long journey indeed!
Once an atman soul reaches the manifest stage of a human being... the
highest of all manifestations... only as a Human Being can an atman soul gain its original pristine pure
form. Only in the human form can one gain salvation (moksha in Hinduism) and unless this stage is reached no
atman soul becomes free from the cycle of manifestations.
The body of a human being is an asset for Atman and not vice versa for it is our atman the soul within that has
taken the body and never otherwise. And why is it that Atman cannot purify itself... why does it need a body... why
the creation of Cosmos at all?
Explaining the purification process in mining we would realize that one
KG of pure gold in a lump of hundred KG of gold ore could not separate itself. It needs help of the mining
machinery to drain out the impurities contained within the ore. Slowly this lump of hundred KG of gold ore
reduces to 95 KG. And what this implies? It means that initially one KG of pure gold was present in hundred
KG of gold ore and now after 5% impurities have been washed away one KG of pure gold is present in 95 KG of
This journey of purification continues and come stages when one KG of
pure gold is existing in 75 KG of gold ore, 65 KG of gold ore, 50 KG of gold ore, 35 KG of gold ore and
finally complete dross having removed we get a lump of one KG of pure Gold. This purified Atman (soul devoid
of 99% impurities) is what we call a purified Atman soul. In the case of an atman soul... the removal of 99%
impurities requires a total journey of 8.4 million manifestations starting from amoeba to the form of a human
being and a total cosmic journey of 96.4 million earthly years.
The process of purification of atman soul... the removal of dross from
within is possible by process of karma. It is Karma performed by every being that makes it possible for atman
the soul within to continue its journey forward. As we perform so shall be the next manifestation.
If the residual Karma of past lives is so that in present life we get
birth in the house of a cobbler then it is not possible that we be born in the house of a king. Yet, within
present life even if we are born in the house of a cobbler it is possible to marry the daughter of a King.
Every human being has the power to shape his destiny by performing the requisite Karma. As we sow so shall we
reap... nothing less or more! We cannot expect mangoes to grow on a guava tree.
The concept of rebirth does not exist in the cosmic system. The Atman
does not take a rebirth. It only manifests one body after another depending upon the residual Karma. If our
Karma in present life demands we be born as an animal in next manifestation then even God Almighty cannot
change that. And having taken birth as an animal and by practicing a virtuous life it is possible that this
animal manifests the form of a human being in very next life. All is dependent upon karma we perform in our
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Rebirth explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on ritualistic death can be found at : Life after Death
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
Full text of query: I want to know why we are here?What's the reason behind it? whether the
concept "rebirth" is a true one or a myth? Awaiting for the truth.
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