True Guru

Query: True Guru... I am in search of a true guru who will help me attain spiritual enlightenment. I want to seek GOD. I am looking for a teacher who will teach me selflessly. I do not crave for material comforts, I am only searching for God. Lord Shiva has given me darshan many a times. He is wanting to relate something to me. I will only undersatnd what Lord Shiva is trying to tell when I find a true Guru. Please help me find a true GURU.

Vijay Kumar:
Do you really think there ever was anyone by the name of Shiva, Vishnu or Brahma! These 3 entities of Hinduism exist only in the nomenclature. These three entities were created by the sages of the yester era so that mankind could worship God Almighty in various forms.

None amongst Hinduism would ever believe that none by the name of Shiva (aka Mahesh), Brahma or Vishnu ever existed on Mother Earth. We are primarily believers of rituals. We never dive deep into the bottomless pit of wisdom... the Sacred Wisdom contained in the Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.

Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna is absolutely clear on the subject. God Almighty is only one... rest all is the work of Maya (veil of illusion). Nothing apart from God Almighty exists in the whole of Cosmos. And what is God Almighty?

The cluster of all purified souls atmans in the Cosmos at a given point of time is what we know as God Almighty. At the time of big bang when God Almighty explodes self... all souls atmans... the cluster breaks free and spreads all over the Cosmos at unimaginable speeds. And begins a new cosmos... a new journey of life for every soul atman!

In the vast expense of Cosmos... to worship only God was not possible for the commoner... the masses! The creative attribute of God Almighty was termed Brahma... the Creator of all... the Creator of the Cosmos... the Creator of mankind... life at large! The maintainer of the whole cosmic system was termed Vishnu... one who runs the cosmic system in all its brilliance.

If life exists in the cosmic system... it also has to end! If there is birth... there also has to be death. Only then the balance in the cosmic system can be maintained. Thus... the balancer... the ultimate maintainer... the destroyer was termed Shiva (Mahesh)... one with a third eye... who had to preserve the cosmic system at all costs.

As per the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... praying to Brahma, Vishnu or Mahesh does not carry any meaning. On the path of pure Wisdom... on the path of jnana yoga... there is no place for rituals. Those indulging in rituals travel the path of religion. Those traveling the path of jnana yoga... those seeking God Almighty assimilate the wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.

Both spirituality and religion have different end goals. Traveling the path of Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata... is traveling the path of spirituality. It is only while traveling the spiritual path... one unearths the hidden Wisdom of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... never otherwise!

Seekers of God need travel the path of pure spirituality. In the domain of pure spirituality... there is no place for religion whatsoever. Religion is primarily meant for the physical aspect of life... the domain of ephemeral life limited to 70 to 80 years span of life. Whereas spirituality makes one enter the inner domain... our heart wherein resides our soul atman.

It is only on the path of pure spirituality we learn the absolute truth. It is our soul atman that is on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations (an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million earthly years). Our soul atman is the master and controller of the human body and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of the human body to manifest a soul atman.

Having learnt this rigid truth of life... we come to a conclusion that the soul atman has manifested the human body to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities within. Traveling the path of jnana yoga... traveling the path of pure spirituality... gaining wisdom human beings reduce their ignorance... the soul atman devoid of impurities within travels higher on the spiritual scale.

Reaching the 8.4 millionth manifestation is the goal of every life... every living being! The moment human beings reach the 8.4 millionth manifestation... all is over for the soul atman within. Devoid of all impurities... dross within... the purified soul atman finally regains its prime pristine original pure form.

On the path of pure spirituality we have nothing to gain. Rather we have to shed our impurities... in absence of which the soul atman reaches its final goal... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle! Most human beings on Mother Earth try gaining Wisdom by reading Sacred Scriptures literally. So can never be!

The Sacred Wisdom can never be gained literally. One needs reading the underlying meaning in the 700 hundred (verses) of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. This is what spirituality... the path of jnana yoga is all about!

Enlightenment... true spiritual enlightenment is not gained by the human being! Enlightenment is always meant for the soul atman within. Devoid of all dross impurities within... the purified soul atman finally gains liberation from the cycle of birth and death forever. Having gained absolute purity... the need to manifest a human form ceases to exist!

Gaining enlightenment in simpler words mean... reaching the end of cosmic life... becoming a Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed! In the last about 150 years amongst 6500 million people existing on Mother Earth... only two persons gained enlightenment... they were sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana.

In the entire history of mankind on Mother Earth... only two ladies gained enlightenment! They were Gargi and Maitreyi in whose remembrance the famed Gargi and Maitreyi colleges in New Delhi, India exist. Gargi was world renowned philosopher of her times. Her mastery on the subject of sex made her master the science of Brahma jnana. She was a lady par excellence.

Maitreyi was the second wife of Sage Jnanavalakya... the compiler of Brihadaranakya Upanishad. She also was a lady par excellence. When Sage Jnanavalakya told her of his intentions of leaving the family to spend time in isolation in the dense forests (jungles) for further contemplation until the death of the mortal frame... she asked a few questions?

She advised her husband of wanting to follow him until death. She was after gaining Brahma jnana... enlightenment... kaivalya jnana at all costs! When Sage Jnanavalakya told her that he was dividing his wealth equally between the two wives... Maitreyi confronted Sage Jnanavalakya... would the wealth he was leaving behind help her gain enlightenment?

Sage Jnanavalakya only laughed. He knew his wife was extremely intelligent. He finally succumbed to the wishes of his lovely wife Maitreyi. Realizing that the goal of life for Maitreyi was none other than gaining enlightenment... Sage Jnanavalakya gave the whole wealth to the other wife and left for the confines of the forests with Maitreyi.

Maitreyi finally gained Brahma jnana... enlightenment... kaivalya jnana in her lifetime! For womenfolk gaining enlightenment is really tough. Why? The feeling of Moha (deep emotional attachment) imbibed within every woman dissuades one from traveling the spiritual path. To cut across the shackles of Moha (deeply imbibed emotional bondage) is very difficult... but not impossible!

It is this feeling of Moha that keeps the family system world over going! In absence of such a system... the whole society would have collapsed the very moment! Mother or no Mother... one would rarely find a child weeping on the streets. The deeply imbibed feeling of motherhood within a woman makes her tend to not only her own children but others loitering on the street. Moha... the deeply imbibed emotional attachment always comes to rescue of children in need.

Maitreyi and Gargi... both of these ladies cut across the shackles of Moha for gaining enlightenment!

One very important thing on the spiritual path is... on the uncharted path of spirituality... we are our own guide. There is nothing to be taught by the spiritual master. None can teach anyone unless the student... the shishya is willing to partake the wisdom... drop by drop... bit by bit. However best the teacher teaches... if the student is unwilling to learn... nothing can be done!

The teachings of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita are to be assimilated by one by traveling the spiritual journey all alone. The spiritual masters can simply guide when there is confusion... one can only clarify a query... but imparting the wisdom is not the jurisdiction of the spiritual master!

I realized God in 1993. I have reached the source of all wisdom contained in the Cosmos. Every serious seeker of spirituality can always contact me for classifications but the spiritual path... the spiritual journey must be traveled by the student... the serious seeker of spirituality all alone!

When 13 years of age... I had firmly decided to go in search for God come whatever may. In this very life I shall see and meet God. I was not only willing to travel the extra mile... I would have left my family... my parents... my brothers and sisters if need be!

With none to guide, I started my journey on the spiritual path. However best I tried to find a spiritual master all over India... I could find none! One day in total exasperation... I asked God Almighty to show me the path! All of a sudden an inner voice... that seemed to come from within my heart prompted, "why not ask God Almighty to become the spiritual guide".

And lo... the moment I inquired of God Almighty to become my spiritual master... my guide in the spiritual journey of life... he willingly agreed! What a fool I was... not having asked God Almighty earlier! Absolute faith in God Almighty paved my way for traveling and completing the spiritual journey in 1993.

On the morning of third of August 1993 God Almighty blessed me with his vision... a one-to-one talk... a vision of the entire Cosmos... a vision of the journey undertaken by the soul atman from the beginning to the end. God Almighty cleared all the confusions. It was then I could see having started my journey as an amoeba (a single cell formation)... the first manifestation by the soul atman within!

Subsequently I evolved into plant life, then animal life and finally the form of a human being! It is only as a human being the soul atman within reaches the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). Thereafter for the liberated soul atman... it is a direct journey into the kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism).

This is my last life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! Nowhere else to go further... I shall but attain salvation moksha and leave for the kingdom of God (Vaikunth in Hinduism) at the end of the journey. Having reached the endpoint of life... to visualize the enormity of the cosmic system is something truly unfathomable! Mighty are the ways of God Almighty!

Journey in human form is the most pleasant experience for the soul atman within. It is only in the human form the soul atman knows it shall gain final liberation from the cycle of birth and death. As a human being the onus is upon us... to travel the spiritual path now or leave it for the future manifestations? Who knows what we shall be in the next manifestation... why not travel the spiritual path now!

When Swami Vivekananda was searching for a true spiritual master... he never needed the permission of one! He knew what he wanted... he searched for the right master until he reached Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa! His goal of life was absolutely clear... he wanted to see God for once and confirm the truth of life.

The moment Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa put his leg on the shoulders of Swami Vivekananda... Swami Vivekananda immediately went into Samadhi... a trance! As long as the leg of the enlightened master remained on the shoulders of Swami Vivekananda... he continued having a vision of God. Swami Vivekananda was extremely happy for seeing God Almighty in its full glory.

Whenever you have a query... confusion on the spiritual path... address it to me through e-mail. With passage of time... the same would be replied!

Most essays on my website deal with the inner truths of life... having a deep imbibed meaning contained within. Some essays on my website are so potent... as many readings... as many different meanings one derives! Reading essays frequently would give a different insight at different times. May God bless you in your journey on the spiritual path!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of True Guru explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on definition of guru can be found at Spiritual Teacher  ... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.

Full text of query: I am in search of a true guru who will help me attain spiritual enlightenment. I want to seek GOD. Please help me! Sir, I am desperately looking for a teacher who will teach me selflessly. I do not crave for material comforts, I am only searching for God.

Lord Shiva has given me darshan in my dreams many a times. I believe He is wanting to relate something to me. I will only undersatnd what Lord Shiva is trying to tell me, when I find a true GURU. Again, please help me find a true GURU

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