मच्चित्ता मद्गतप्राणा बोधयन्तः परस्परम् ।
कथयन्तश्च मां नित्यं तुष्यन्ति च रमन्ति च ॥१०-९॥
Lord Krishna tells Arjuna: a serious seeker of spirituality all the time remains focused on God Almighty. Trying to establish absolute control over five senses, a serious seeker of spirituality all the time focused on establishing absolute control over mind power. One inherently realized, unless absolute control over five senses was established… control over mind power was not possible. We just could not allow wavering of thoughts if we were to reach God in present life.
Lord Krishna further says… only one with a willpower equivalent of Swami Vivekananda was competent to reach God in present life. We could have only one goal in life… that of reaching God! Remaining all the time immersed in thoughts of God Almighty, when a serious seeker of spirituality indulged in Satsanga (spiritual discussion)… the queries within dissolved faster! Satsanga in Hinduism was an excellent mode of spiritual progress.
Discussing God with like-minded people was very effective in travelling spiritual path. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita abhor discussions relating to God with nonbelievers of God. Such discussions were absolutely meaningless… never took one towards God Almighty! Contemplation on God becomes possible only when like-minded people sit for discussions! Equanimity can be experienced only by removing, annihilating queries from within!
Lord Krishna finally says… only those seekers of God finally reached God who made it a point to reach God in present life. Most human beings world over for one reason or other postponed travelling religious or spiritual path. Reaching God via path of religion was extremely difficult as it required total submission to God Almighty. In present times… practicing bhakti yoga (total submission to God Almighty) was absolutely ruled out.
Those who truly succeeded in reaching God in their lifetime started their search of God very early! We just could not delay our search of God on one pretext or another. On path of pure spirituality… nothing could be left to chance! We must never forget… we had only one life to live, the present earthly domain of 70 to 80 years of life! After death of present body, we do not know what form our soul atman manifests in next life. It is in our interest to complete spiritual journey in present manifestation.
When six years of age, I had my first interaction with subtle truths of life when I wrote in my notebook… honesty was the best policy. Truth was most powerful ingredient beyond compare. At that young age I did not understand the meaning of truthfulness. No matter with whom and how much I discussed… none could explain to me power of absolute truthfulness! Everywhere in my textbooks it was advocated that path of truthfulness was the best policy yet, none explained to me… how and why?
As my life journey progressed… I inherently started realizing power of absolute truthfulness! Remaining truthful all the time… I could feel the power of truth coming from within! At that young age of six years I took a final decision in my life… I shall walk path of absolute truthfulness, come whatever may! The power of absolute truth started controlling me inherently. I could distinctly hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman that seemed to come from within my heart. The voice of my soul atman always guided we on the right path.
Prompted by the voice of my soul atman… I started my spiritual travail! Inherently, I wanted to see and meet God in this very life. So firm was my intention that as a child I wandered all nearby grazing fields with the hope that I may meet Lord Krishna, the wandering cattle breeder! My stupidity at that young age knew no bounds. In order to meet God, know God… I first wanted to meet Lord Krishna in person. My faith in God Almighty at that young age was absolute. I just wanted to know everything about God Almighty.
None in my school or home knew anything about God Almighty. My search for God Almighty seemed to go in vain. By 13 years of age… I finally became serious about searching for God in this very life! At 15 years of age I finally told my mother I was going to find God in this very life. If need be… I shall leave the house forever. No sooner I said that, my mother told me point-blank that if I left the confines of home forever, she would go to the nearby Ganges Canal and jump! That very moment I decided to go in search of God while remaining in confines of family.
25 years of yoga meditation… I finally realized self, realized god in the wee hours of third of August 1993 at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth… 8.4 millionth manifestation, last in cosmic life cycle! Moment I leave my mortal frame… I shall attain salvation moksha forever. Having become a pure soul atman, nothing to achieve further… I am but imparting to world community whatever I learnt on spiritual path! I have waited for full 20 years before my family became settled.
I have just started my commentary on sacred Bhagavad Gita… the sermon given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata! Ever since beginning of intelligent life, I always considered Lord Krishna as monumental sitting on highest pedestal of spirituality. I consider teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita to be absolutely pure. Nothing contained in Bhagavad Gita could ever dilute with time. Apart from commentary on Bhagavad Gita, I shall also be indulging in commentary on nine principal Upanishads (independent treatises).
This whole process should not take more than 2 to 3 years.
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 10 Verse 9, Lord Krishna emphasizes that human beings must decide early in life whether they wanted to go in search of God in present manifestation or leave it for future manifestations. Something that was destined to be achieved in a time span of 1.1 million manifestations in human form… achieving the same in a limited time span of 70 to 80 years of earthly life demands practicing patience, persistence and perseverance of the highest order! Only one with a determination exhibited by Swami Vivekananda was competent to travel spiritual path in present life and reach God.
Lord Krishna rightly says… establishing control over five senses and mind takes time. Unless we were all the time engrossed in thoughts of God Almighty, unless we contemplated on God Almighty all the time… we could never make it to God in present life! For a true seeker of spirituality… even death carried no meaning! Path of contemplation is best practiced while indulging in Satsanga (spiritual discussion). By indulging with like-minded people… we can discuss various aspects of spirituality relating to God Almighty! For one hell-bent on reaching God, God was not Sakaar in form (having a form)!
God Almighty always was Nirakaar in form (having no form). Contemplating on something invisible demands spiritual discussions of the highest order! Indulgence in Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana was mandated by God Almighty in present times to reach God. Lying in shavasna pose of yoga… one can indulge in Neti (not this, not this) at will. When all negates… what is left is God Almighty himself in all its glory. Those who think God can be reached via path of bhakti yoga alone were mistaken. In present scientific age… path of jnana yoga (absolute wisdom) was necessitated to reach God.
Lord Krishna repeatedly asserts that when a serious seeker of God Almighty all the time remained immersed in thoughts of God Almighty… one experienced intermittent bouts of bliss (inner happiness), that could never be expressed in words! As there was no measure of calculating our level of spirituality… it was only by hit and trial method one reached God. Only few minutes before realizing god… I did not know what I had accomplished! It was only when God Almighty gave me a lengthy dictation of above two hours; I finally realized what I achieved in present life! I had truly reached cosmic goal of my life.
Stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi can only be reached when not a single thought flowed through our brain uninvoked. Stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi is reached by establishing absolute control over five senses and practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation.
Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – May 26, 2013
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