Spiritual enlightenment is not the Forte of religionists! A believer of religion can never understand essence of spiritual enlightenment. Primarily enlightenment is not spiritual… enlightenment is enlightenment… one and only one! In the field of pure spirituality… things are always abstract… absolute… it is only through the path of spirituality one gains enlightenment… never otherwise!
In the field of pure spirituality… concepts such as enlightenment philosophers, Kant enlightenment… philosophers of enlightenment… enlightenment science… journey beyond enlightenment… enlightenment school and enlightenment ideology carry no meaning! Why?
Enlightenment is in no way connected to philosophers! No philosopher world over ever can understand what enlightenment is all about! Why? Enlightenment is beyond reach of philosophers. Enlightenment is only reached via path of spirituality… never religion, philosophy or science! Standing on the pedestal of science or philosophy… we failed to see abstract values of life! Why?
Enlightenment primarily is not an ideology… it is an abstract precept of life! It is a permanent stage reached by human beings when complete dross impurities within our soul atman removed forever! Similar as one KG of pure gold extracted from a lump of hundred KG of gold ore… this purified lump of one KG of pure gold is what enlightenment is all about!
Removing dross impurities within our soul atman… negating residual balance of karma to zero is essence of life… ultimate goal of every human being living on mother earth! Whatever our chosen goal of life as a physical manifest being… the ultimate goal of life for all human beings always remains reaching stage of enlightenment at the earliest!
It is only then our soul atman… the spirit within liberates from cycle of birth and death forever! Our soul atman becoming pure is the ultimate goal of every life form on mother earth. The human form is manifested by our soul atman to cleanse itself of dross impurities within… there is no other purpose for our soul atman to manifest a living form… be it insect, plant, animal or human life!
The so-called spiritual enlightenment is directly related to field of spirituality! How? It is only by traveling spiritual path… it is only by assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita and various sacred scriptures of all religions of the world human beings finally emancipated self from cycle of birth and death forever… regained their lost original pure prime pristine primordial form!
Understanding intricacies of spiritual path is what human life is all about! Most human beings particularly in West search roots of enlightenment in religion! This is an absolute misnomer. God Almighty… the stage of enlightenment can never be reached via path of religion. One has to travel spiritual path sincerely and diligently to gain enlightenment in ones life time!
No philosopher… no scientist… no religious preachers can ever teach anything about enlightenment whatsoever! Enlightenment… the path to enlightenment can only be taught by one who has reached the stage of enlightenment… never otherwise! Jesus Christ spread the word of enlightenment only after he reached stage of enlightenment… never before!
The real teachings of Jesus Christ emanated after reaching 32 years of age! Between 14 and 30 years of age… the missing years in the life of Jesus Christ were spent in Nalanda and Taxila universities of Bharatvarsha (now India)… all the while assimilating teachings of Lord Krishna contained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!
Does it mean precepts of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) can only be understood via path of Hinduism… via path of Bhagavad Gita… yes, this is a true fact of life! The stage of enlightenment can only be reached via path of Bhagavad Gita… never otherwise! The pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita suffice for human beings in reaching stage of enlightenment in ones lifetime.
The 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita suffice for human beings gaining enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)… reaching stage of moksha (salvation)! In present times one need not indulge in Vedas (Hinduism revelations) as essence of all for major Vedas… namely Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda are also available in Vedanta (also termed Bhagavad Gita)!
Immanuel Kant trying to explain fundamentals of enlightenment is a misnomer! One who never reached stage of enlightenment… how could one even think of disseminating pearls of wisdom contained in spirituality! The path of spirituality can never be realized by philosophers. Philosophers are not even religious preachers… what to say of field of spirituality!
Mahavira… the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor) rightly said… do not preach until you become a Mahavira… an enlightened one! Mahavira was totally right in his surmise! When an unknown… a knower of Bhagavad Gita finally unveils to mankind flaws of Christianity… the false teachings of Christianity… one shall be termed Antichrist!
The teachings of Jesus Christ were never wrong… only the interpretations are! The present interpretations of Jesus Christ are flawed… manipulated as suiting to present preachers of Christianity! The citadel of Christianity… the throne of Pope is saddled with blood of innocents… eager to become a Pope… no wonder the blood of many is shed!
How could followers of Christianity be so blind as not to recognize indomitable… unfathomable teachings of Bhagavad Gita! Bhagavad Gita does not belong to Hinduism alone. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita have universal appeal. Any human being belonging to any religion, faith or belief can follow teachings of Bhagavad Gita ceremoniously without having to convert to Hinduism!
I was born in Jainism religion yet, I developed more faith in teachings of Lord Krishna… the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata! The teachings of Bhagavad Gita are above all. Lord Krishna came before all man gods combined. After advent of Lord Krishna… about 1500 years later followed Mahavira, then 77 years later Gautama Buddha, about 423 years later Jesus Christ and finally prophet Mohammed!
Lord Krishna is considered an Avatar in Hinduism (God manifest in human form)! An avatar is one who combines power of an enlightened one like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed and Chanakya… the most able administrator in history of mankind! Following teachings of Lord Christ is a sure shot method of gaining enlightenment in ones lifetime!
Why run after ephemeral riches knowing well all shall be left behind the moment dawn of life occurs! If our goal of life is not spiritual… if we do not desire treading path undertaken by Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed… if our goal of life is not gaining enlightenment… why indulge in matters spiritual, religious or philosophical!
In the field of pure spirituality… there is no scope for ifs and buts! Everything contained in Bhagavad Gita is in absolute terms. If Bhagavad Gita says there is only one God… there truly is only one God termed Brahman in Hinduism… the creator of all things cosmic! If Bhagavad Gita says tread path of spirituality to reach God… then absolute truth is also so!
If according to precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita… only two persons gained enlightenment world over in the last about 150 years… then absolute truth is so! None world over can claim reaching stage of enlightenment through path of philosophy or religion! Having gained enlightenment the only recourse left is gaining liberation (moksha)… termed salvation!
Spiritual enlightenment is not that easy to achieve. God Almighty ordained a journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form out of a total of 8.4 million manifestations by a soul atman in its lifetime! A journey of 1.1 million manifestations in human form requires an earthly abode of 12.4 million earthly years… a long journey indeed!
To gain enlightenment in a limited lifespan of 70 to 80 years of human life is nothing short of a miracle… something that was done by Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed! The two spiritual stalwarts who gained spiritual enlightenment in the last about 150 years are Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
Paramhansa Yogananda… who has a large following world over never gained enlightenment in his lifetime! His statements in his famous book, “Autobiography of a Yogi” are self-explanatory! He truly did not reach stage of self realization in his lifetime! As per Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism there is no doubt about that.
The journey of spiritual enlightenment must be covered slowly step-by-step! As per doctrine of karma… our efforts every second of life never go waste! At the end of journey… everything totals up… positive or negative! A positive residual balance of karma ensures a good manifestation… an enhanced manifestation in next life! Our indulgence in vice may lead us manifesting the form of a beggar in next manifestation… why indulge in bad karma and spoil the future!
All those indulging in material riches of life fear death! Those who travel spiritual path do not. It is for the simple fact that spiritual travelers know the absolute truth… it is not a human being vested with a soul atman within… we are truthfully a soul atman… a spiritual consciousness on its cosmic journey! Only to cleanse itself of dross impurities within every soul atman manifest human form.
As per Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism our soul atman… the spirit within is the actual master and controller of human body and not vice versa! It is not within the capability of a human body to manifest a soul atman! We are truly in fact a spiritual being… a super consciousness pervading cosmic system! The moment complete karma negates forever… the need for a purified soul atman to manifest a new body ceased to exist! One finally reaches cosmic end of life!