इदं ज्ञानमुपाश्रित्य मम साधर्म्यमागताः ।
सर्गेऽपि नोपजायन्ते प्रलये न व्यथन्ति च ॥१४-२॥
In bhagavad gita chapter 14 verse 2 Lord Krishna emphasizes on Arjuna importance of path of jnana yoga (absolute wisdom) following which human beings came closer to God. It was only by following path of Tattva jnana human beings finally reached God, realized God forever! Becoming one with God was the ultimate goal of human life on mother earth.
As per Lord Krishna, one who reached portals of God Almighty in present life finally liberated self from cycle of birth and death forever… becoming a pure soul atman in the cosmic journey of life! Such a liberated soul atman, the consciousness within did not rebirth, reincarnate in the next cosmic cycle of life when dissolution of entire cosmos (Pralaya in Hinduism) occurred.
For a liberated one, for one who had become absolutely pure… nuances of physical manifest life now ceased to exist! The entire purpose of human journey was reaching God in present life. It was our soul atman, the consciousness within that manifested human form to work out its karma… remove dross impurities within!
As per Lord Krishna, in the next circle of life after dissolution of present cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)… the origin of life was completely new, different from the earlier cycle of life! As all souls atmans at the time of big bang were only a big cluster of pure energy, size of half a thumb we called God Almighty… with its explosion evolved a new cosmos with new equations of life!
Through bhagavad gita chapter 14 verse 2 Lord Krishna emphasizes on Arjuna the finalities of present cosmic journey of life undertaken by a soul atman, the spirit within! As per Lord Krishna… once human beings reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana in Hinduism)… all was over for soul atman within. The liberated soul atman need not manifest a body in present cycle of life or the next manifestation which in spiritual parlance did not exist. Once a soul atman, the consciousness within reached cosmic end of life, 8.4 millionth manifestation… the journey of life finally comes to end! For a liberated soul atman… neither in present or next cosmos… life carried any further meaning. After gaining absolute purity… cessation of life finally completes! In the next cosmos, it will be a totally new equation of souls’ atmans manifesting life.
When dissolution of present cosmos occurs… the size of entire cosmos reduces to size of half a thumb. This magnanimous primordial cosmic energy, size of half a thumb… we called God Almighty in all its glory unable to retain itself for long in its prime pure state again explodes with a big bang giving rise to a new cosmos… a new journey of life! In this new cosmos… all souls’ atmans had altogether different configuration than in previous cosmos. As souls’ atmans were but a collection of atoms and molecules, based on the cosmic impact of big bang explosion and the cosmic journey therein… all souls atmans acquire new configuration based on dross impurities gathered in their cosmic journey. It was not for human beings to worry about subtle cosmic facts of life. In spiritual terms… human beings were but a robot in the cosmic journey of life.
The absolute master and controller of life in cosmos always was our soul atman, the spirit within! Human life was but a temporary sojourn in the life cycle of a soul atman. Body after body, manifestation after manifestation the journey of a soul atman in human form continued until human beings reached cosmic end of life, 8.4 millionth manifestation… the stage when human beings gained enlightenment in their lifetime… finally becoming a man god like Mahavira (24th Tirthankara of Jainism… preceptor), Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed. As the journey of life belonged to our soul atman, the consciousness within… it becomes imperative on human beings to undertake spiritual journey to reach God in present life. Following path of jnana yoga (Tattva jnana) one finally emancipated self from cycle of birth and death forever.
As per Lord Krishna… one must always indulge in spirituality in present life to reach God. It was only through path of spirituality one reached God… never via path of religion (path of rituals). As per Lord Krishna essence of life never laid in bookish knowledge. Path of spirituality, path of knowing our true inner self, the spirit within demanded human beings establishing absolute control over five senses and mind. Furthermore, practicing absolute celibacy for 12 years in continuation… human beings finally succeeded in full awakening of kundalini shakti, the coiled Serpentine energy lying dormant in base of spine. Full awakening of kundalini energy results in opening of Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petalled Lotus) existing in our brain behind forehead. One immediately becomes an enlightened one… a bodhi, a Jina… a Mahavira forever!
Through bhagavad gita chapter 14 verse 2 Lord Krishna emphasizes that present cosmic journey of life can be completed only by assimilating teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita! In the present scientific age… none could reach God via path of bhakti yoga or karma yoga alone. Total submission to God Almighty via path of bhakti yoga in present times was totally ruled out. Following path of nishkama karma yoga and jnana yoga alone… one could reach God in present life! For reaching our true inner self… we had to contemplate on God Almighty all the time! Path of self enquiry is best practiced by assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita. The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism formed epitome of spiritual truth… something that had no parallel in mankind! We truly must indulge in Bhagavad Gita alone to reach God.
The 700 shlokas verses of Bhagavad Gita contained truth and only truth. The sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita were available for mere $.60 (Rs. 30/=) from Gita press Gorakhpur India but most human beings world over favored path of religion to path of pure spirituality as it was more easy to travel. We failed to realize… by going to temples, churches and mosques alone we never reached God. Why indulge in something that does not bring us nearer to God. We had only one life to live… the present earthly sojourn! After death of present body… we do not know what form our soul atman manifests in next manifestation. It is in our interest, it is in the interest of our soul atman that we travel spiritual path to reach God in present life. Following path of jnana yoga and reaching God in present life was not a proprietary of Hinduism alone.
Any human being world over… belonging to any religion, faith or belief can ceremoniously indulge in teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita to reach God in present life! Hinduism scriptures never say… follow path of Hinduism to reach God! All Hinduism scriptures including Vedas (Hinduism revelations) and Bhagavad Gita always say… follow path of pure spirituality to reach God in present life! The definition of spirituality was explicitly detailed in Bhagavad Gita… knowing our true inner self, essence of our soul atman, the spirit within was the cosmic goal of life on mother earth. We can do it if we were sincere in our efforts. We had to follow path of Swami Vivekananda to reach God. Even though Swami Vivekananda did not want to reach God in his lifetime… he could have easily done so, only if he wanted! Human beings have been endowed with that special power of discrimination, mounted with which one decided ones journey of life!
Commentary by: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – July 14, 2013
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