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Query: Inner Self... Since long I am wandering to know my inner self. I am trying to find a capable master to guide me through and to answer my quries. I am unable to do so. Can I get some help in this regards. Do you have any books or literature through which I can fulfill my thirst?

Vijay Kumar:
In clear terms... you want to become a Mahavira... the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor). Knowing our real inner self... becoming our true inner self... becoming one with our soul atman... our soul atman gaining absolute purity... is what Jainism is all about!

Mahavira rightly said, before preaching anything one must try to become a true Jina (one who has won his inner self) and from Jina originated Jainism. In truth... every human being rather every living being is a Jina... a spirit... the soul atman within!

It is our soul atman that is the master and controller of the body and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of the body... the human form to manifest a soul atman! Our soul atman has manifested the human form to work out its karma... remove the dross impurities within! The moment complete dross impurities remove... the soul atman regains its original pure pristine form. One truly reaches the inner self... becomes one with the inner self!

In present times when people find it difficult to reach the status of Mahatma Gandhi or a Swami Vivekananda... to reach the level of Mahavira is something unheard of! Self realization or enlightenment is the end goal of every life... the last in the cosmic life cycle... the 8.4 millionth manifestation after which human beings gained salvation (moksha).

Having liberated itself from the cycle of birth and death... the liberated soul atman gains entry into the kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism)! Vaikunth... the kingdom of God is a place of no return. The liberated soul atman having purified itself need not manifest a body again... the need to manifest karma for this liberated soul atman ceases to exist!

The Wisdom of the ages... the cosmic Wisdom... jnana yoga can never be deciphered by one literally. How many books or piles of literature I may provide... one would reach nowhere. The Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contains everything knowable on the path of enlightenment. Following the path advocated in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism one finally gains enlightenment and salvation.

The Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism that comprises of 700 shlokas (verses) is available at most railway stations of India for a mere Rs 20/= ($.40) yet none is able to fathom the depth of the wisdom contained in Sacred Bhagavad Gita. The Wisdom of the whole Cosmos is contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita. The knower of Bhagavad Gita finally becomes the knower of all... gains omniscience forever!

The Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita came about thousand years earlier to Mahavira... the 24th preceptor of Jainism! The wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita is absolutely pure! One may be born in any religion... may follow any faith or doctrine... yet, the Sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita remain above all!

For assimilating the teachings contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... one needs reading in between the lines! Mere literal reading carry no meaning in the spiritual world. The fact is clear. While enjoying materialistic pursuits of life... one simply cannot indulge in spirituality... the spiritual path!

The ephemeral phase of life... the life of 70 to 80 years is best lived following the path of Ramayana! For indulging in the inner core of life... the inner self... one needs dwelling in the Wisdom of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita! The teachings of Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita are without a parallel!

I was born in a Jain family... a digamber Jain family! When 11 years of age I had a desire to see and meet God in this very life. Come 13 years of age... my desire turned into firm conviction. No matter what... come whatever may... in this very life I shall see and meet God! 25 years later... in 1993 I finally realized God.

Having reached the end of the cosmic journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation... I have nowhere else to go! I shall gain salvation moksha in this very life. Having reached the source of all wisdom contained in the entire Cosmos... the sacred wisdom of Gita has become like ABCD to me... as if I had dictated the wisdom of the sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my earlier manifestations!

Millions... not thousands seek their inner self. Standing on the first floor of Empire State building we desire viewing whole of New York! It simply cannot be. To learn the intricacies of spiritual path... we need crossing the ocean of Samsara (worldly life) by establishing absolute control over the five senses and the mind.

Practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in a go is an absolute must. It is only then the full awakening of the Kundalini becomes possible.

In the physical manifest life... establishing absolute control over five senses is very difficult... but not impossible! Practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation almost seems impossible. Sage Vishwamitra on the sight of a woman taking bath in forlorn circumstances in the deep dense expanse of the jungles (forests) lost himself... he had to repeat the practice of celibacy all over again!

Gaining enlightenment... gaining self realization is not a concept! As advocated by some religious masters of present times... self realization simply cannot be imparted across the table! The moment Kundalini Shakti fully manifests itself... the wisdom contained in the whole Cosmos becomes available on our tips.

Reaching the stage of Mahavira in present Kali Yuga... the dark times... the metal age is very difficult yet, not impossible! When I started in search of God... I was a lost kid. With absolutely no one to guide me, I traveled the uncharted path of spirituality all alone... deeply scared at times! The absence of a Guru... the spiritual master was the most difficult part of my journey.

Every single human being shall have to travel the path of absolute spirituality all alone. One can seek the guidance from preceptors... their teachings at absolutely no cost... but to infer the hidden messages is ones own capability. However best the teacher may try... all students in class never come first!

The teacher was the same... the material taught was the same... yet, one came first and the other last! It is not the capability of the teacher that is in question... it is the seeker who must possess the willingness to travel the extra mile. The bulldog determination of Swami Vivekananda is essential for crossing the ocean of Samsara (worldly life).

However best the determination of the student be... most fail on the spiritual path midway. That should never be... for their life becomes like a rudderless boat going round and round in the ocean! Either we travel the spiritual path sincerely or we altogether do not travel it! Starting on the path and leaving midway... is making mockery of the whole system!

I know many people... who left the path midway! They suffered... their families suffered... and in the process they lost good friends and relatives!

To summarize all... in various essays on my website are hidden clues... unearthing which one can reach the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation! Some essays are so potent... as many readings... as many meanings one would infer! However, if something is not clear... I am always there to reply intelligent queries!

Amongst 6500 million people existing on Mother Earth, I have yet to find one with that deep in rooted desire... the one that was forte of Swami Vivekananda... the prime reason why only two persons amongst 6500 million people gained enlightenment in the past 150 years... sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!

There are not one... two... but many religious masters of present times who claim gaining enlightenment or self realization! Claiming and gaining self realization are two different things. Even a commoner... one from the masses can easily distinguish between the two! The goal of life remaining fixed... what purpose would it serve following the path of untruthfulness!

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

A to Z of Inner Self explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on capable master can be found at Who Am I  ... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.

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