Spiritual path to reach God in our lifetime is one and only one, indulgence in Bhagavad Gita. Assimilating jnana wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita helps a seeker cut across darkness of ignorance, accumulated queries within us.
The moment all queries within a human being dissolved forever, one reaches state of absolute purity, state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi when not a single thought entered our brain uninvoked. This is the stage when a human being is termed enlightened one.
Indulgence in Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads was not to gain any knowledge jnana wisdom. The wisdom is necessitated to cut across shackles of karma, dross impurities within. This becomes possible when indulging in contemplation (chintan) we reached the hidden underlying meaning of sacred texts.
Using jnana wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita travelers of spiritual path succeed dissolving queries within rapidly. The whole purpose of spiritual life is negating karma to zero, absence of dross impurities within.
In its cosmic sojourn every soul atman gathered impurities and to cleanse self of dross impurities within starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman.
Every soul atman started its cosmic journey when Brahman, God Almighty exploded self with a big bang. When human beings indulging in spirituality reached state of enlightenment and finally moksha salvation, life comes full circle for soul atman within.
The liberated soul atman, the pure soul atman finally gains entry into abode of God (Vaikuntha in Hinduism).
Rightful indulgence in spirituality happens when we start demolishing our ego. Our ego needs to be demolished in totality. Only then we can overpower five senses and mind.
To activate brain to its full capacity 100% we have to awaken kundalini shakti fully. For this practice of absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation is an absolute must. Something very difficult yet not impossible!
Sage Vishwamitra a highly accomplished Sage of his era on sighting a maiden woman taking bath in forlorn circumstances in deep dense jungles (forests) fell from grace. He had to repeat practice of absolute celibacy all over again. On path of absolute celibacy not a single lapse is permitted.
This 12 years practice of absolute celibacy was indulged by Mahavira, Gautama Buddha even Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed. Anyone interested in reaching God in present life time has to indulge in practice of absolute celibacy in totality. There was at all no escape from this, prime reason why people in west failed to successfully travel spiritual path.
Other than Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed none in west gained enlightenment in their lifetime. Comparatively in India (erstwhile Bharatvarsha) hundreds of seekers finally reached God in their lifetime. In the last about 150 years amongst 7000 million people existing world over only Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharshi Ramana finally succeeded in reaching God.
Initially Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa started in search of God via path of bhakti yoga and karma yoga. But finding God could not be reached via path of bhakti yoga alone in present Kali Yuga (Dark Age) he switched to path of jnana yoga, absolute wisdom that lay hidden in Bhagavad Gita.
Maharshi Ramana from the very beginning started his spiritual journey via path of jnana yoga.
In present times spiritual journey can be covered only by indulging in jnana yoga. To complete spiritual journey in present metal age, seeking refuge under Bhagavad Gita is the only alternative.