Who am I Self Realization

The riddle, who am I finally gets solved on reaching state of self realization. The only purpose of indulgence in spirituality is realizing who I am. To become our true inner self, to become a pure soul atman is the cosmic goal of life of every single human being on mother earth.


To solve the riddle who am I, Maharshi Ramana lay down in shavasna pose of yoga and imagined the state of rigor mortis setting in. It is in those moments Maharshi Ramana realized that there was more to life than visible. He realized that something called Prana still existed in the body, something that needs breathing.


Maharshi Ramana finally realized that death of body does not mean death of the cosmic self. This cosmic self he realized is the spirit, consciousness existing in our heart as soul atman. And thus started pursuit of God by Maharshi Ramana! He wanted to reach the source, soul atman itself in this very life time. Indulging in spirituality detailed in Bhagavad Gita he finally did.


Every single human being on mother earth from the very beginning of life had many queries within, queries like who am I, where did I come from… where have we to go from here, our relationship with God, the world of souls atmans… meaning of Dharma, karma and so on. The list of queries within was endless.


If we desire solving this riddle of queries within then our indulgence with spirituality detailed in Bhagavad Gita is necessitated. One has to indulge in jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom), contemplation (chintan) to reach the hidden underlying meanings of sacred texts contained in scriptures of different religions of world.


The sacred texts help us cut across darkness of ignorance within. It is contemplation (chintan) on vital issues of life all the time that helped us dissolve all queries within. Unless we indulged in jnana yoga in present Kali Yuga we could never successfully indulge in spirituality to reach state of self realization. Indulgence in bhakti yoga and karma yoga alone would not serve the purpose.


If we are serious about reaching God in present life time, we must indulge in self enquiry, Neti (not this, not this), two precepts of spirituality practiced and preached by Maharshi Ramana. Self enquiry demands our indulgence in contemplation (chintan) all the time and so does practice of Neti (not this, not this). If we can master delicate art of contemplation, the journey of spirituality towards stage of self realization not only becomes easier but within reach.


Apart from the riddle who am I there were many more queries within that need dissolving. Indulging in contemplation, path of jnana yoga we can dissolve them one by one.

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