Dualism and Monism... which is correct?
You say Lord Krishna preached dualism... It
is a misnomer! Adi Shankaracharya the most ardent follower of Bhagavad Gita preached and advocated
theory of Advaita Vedanta meaning there is one and only one. The duality never existed in the entire
preachings of Lord Krishna summarized in Bhagavad Gita. The sacred Bhagavad Gita... the only document on
Mother Earth of which not a single word can ever be falsified contains truth and only truth... God Almighty
is the only truth of whole cosmos!
The anomaly you have pointed can be clarified by understanding the cosmic
system in totality. In the cosmic system there is nothing inferior to another. Do you mean to say that plant
life is inferior to animal life and animal life is inferior to human life? Never... it can never be so.
We also cannot say that Jesus Christ was lower in
status to Bhagwan Mahavira as he came 500 years after or Prophet Mohammed is inferior to Gautama Buddha only because he came 600 years later. If we
need to travel from New Delhi to Bombay we can go by an express or a super fast express. What matters is
reaching our goal... means remaining immaterial? The crux of the matter is all these man gods reached the end
of cosmic life within their lifetime. All gained enlightenment and salvation (moksha in Hinduism) in their
last manifestation leaving nothing to chance!
Truly speaking the plant life is the initially manifested stage of life
that every Human being has already passed through. Having reached the age of 20 does it mean when one was six
years of age... the form of life was inferior then as compared to form of life now at 20? We need to
understand the process of evolution. Nothing in the cosmic system can ever be inferior for everything was
designed and created by God Almighty.
If we have snakes... they also have a purpose to live. We have rats...
they also live their own life. Every form of life has its own purpose. Some say that snakes are dangerous.
And what would snakes treat human beings as. Predators who kill for pleasure more than anything else. On the
contrary in the animal World only when they are hungry do they prey on others? In the present Materialistic
World it is difficult to differentiate between animals and human beings. Life is like that.
It is ignorance of Stephen Hawking, who in his book "a brief history of
time" has expressed the system of God being disordered at some stage. The poor scientist tried to analyze the
system of God from a scientific point of view. He failed to realize that Spirituality starts from the point
where science ends. Science demands proof and religion and Spirituality are primarily
based on faith. Devoid of faith these scientists fail to recognize the fundamentals of religion and
Spirituality and lose much in life.
Albert Einstein was the only scientist in the World who used his brain
about 4% contrary to 1% what most people normally do. He too felt sorry not having tried to learn the essence
of Bhagavad Gita in the earlier stages of his life. He regretted trying to interpret the teachings of
Bhagavad Gita in the light of science was his biggest mistake. At the end part of his life when he tried to
understand Bhagavad Gita from an angle other than science... he was totally mesmerized. He strongly advocated
scientists gaining the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita from faith point of view.
Albert Einstein used his brain 4% contrary to every god realized soul and
enlightened beings using hundred percent. Their kundalini having awakened fully... the complete cosmic wisdom
is at their command! They become the knower of all! Having gained emancipation... they become free forever
from the cycles of birth and death! No further manifestations for atman the soul
within... all god realized souls and enlightenment beings reached the end of their cosmic journey.
Talking of Atman Soul and Parmatman (God Almighty) we have to understand
every atman soul is a minuscule form of God. If a grain of sand is an Atman Soul... the whole mound Parmatman
(God Almighty)! Where lies the difference... it is only the quantity that makes the difference!
At the time of dissolution of cosmos (pralaya in Hinduism) the whole Cosmos reduces to half the size of thumb. And
what does that mean? This simply indicates that every atman soul at the time of dissolution of cosmos in whatever
stage of manifestation it be reaches the end of cosmic journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation. In other words
all atmans (souls) existing in the cosmos gain enlightenment. It is not within their control otherwise.
These purified Atmans Souls collectively form the size of half a thumb as
narrated by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita. And what is the definition of God? Simply stated "the collective
power of all purified Souls Atmans at a given point of time in whole Cosmos is what we call God
One purified Atman soul and the collective power of all purified atmans
(souls) are two different things... essence of both being the same! There is no ambiguity here. We only need
understand the underlying crux. It is only faith in the system of God that makes us realize absolute truth
about God Almighty.
As you say many in Hinduism religion practice monism (meaning Atman soul is no different from Parmatman God)... do
you mean to say that every living being on Mother Earth is equivalent to God for each and every one has an atman
the soul within. We need understand that Atman soul within our body is a miniscule form of God Almighty. Our Atman
soul is different from Human body or any life form manifested by it.
Only after complete dross within gets removed the atman soul reaches the
8.4 millionth manifestation. This is the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation (moksha in Hinduism).
No more body to manifest... our atman the soul within gains its pristine pure form. The journey of atman the
soul within gets completed in a total cycle of 8.4 million manifestations and a total of 96.4 million earthly
years. reaching the stage of human beings... it becomes our sole prerogative whether or not we want to gain
enlightenment in the present manifestation!
Only after gaining enlightenment does body lose its meaning and our atman
the soul within regains its pristine pure form. One may practice monism or duality in life but absolute truth
can never be belied. It is only the teachings of advaita vedanta (Bhagavad
Gita in other words) that every Human being having learnt the truth reaches the cosmic end of his life... to
finally merge with Parmatman (God Almighty). After reaching stage of salvation (moksha in Hinduism)... Atman
soul leaves for house of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism) and kingdom of God in Christianity.
The duality of Ramanuja (the famous saint of his era) is full of errors.
It is only the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta that holds good. In the cosmic system the duality exists only to
maintain the cosmic system. We have a day... We also have night. We have water... we also have fire. We have
God... we also have Satan. We need to understand at any given point of time the sum total of Cosmos must
always remain zero and that is possible only if there is duality in the physical concept of the
More Dualism and Monism related links...
Albert Einstein and Bhagavad
Gita - Bhagavad Gita Essence Wisdom Quotes
Teachings - Bhagavad Gita Sacred Scriptures
Hinduism Holy Book - Kali Yuga Bhagavad Gita - Sacred Bhagavad
May God bless you!
Always there to clarify your queries ( send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993! Send your
A to Z of Dualism and Monism explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on arguments against dualism monism can be found at : http://www.vijaykumar.org/The-Bhagavad-Gita/
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
Full text of query: Lord Krishna preached Dualism(atma is inferior
to paramatma), while there are many in the Hindu religion who practice monism( that atma is no different from
paramatma). Please clarify this doubt.
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