The opening of the third eye, reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)… opening of Sahasra Pushpa (thousand petalled Lotus) existing in our brain behind forehead… all meant the same! The opening of third eye means… our soul atman finally gaining absolute purity forever. In absence of dross impurities within… the need for a soul atman to manifest another body now ceased to exist! The circle of life for a soul atman finally comes to an end.
The teachings of Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita are directed towards reaching this stage of life… the stage of enlightenment, opening of third eye! This can only be achieved by travelling path of spirituality as detailed in Bhagavad Gita. As we were primarily a soul atman, the spirit within… hence path of spirituality! Before embarking on journey of spirituality we have to bear one thing in mind… spiritual path always was one-sided journey! Having traversed ahead… chances of returning to material fold of life were practically nil.
Why? For an enlightened one… the entire world becomes one large family! In absence of any bondage (Moha) towards all brethren… life for an enlightened one was that of a recluse! Nowhere to go further… an enlightened one either takes salvation moksha immediately… or retains the body (like Mahavira… 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, preceptor), to disseminate to world community pearls of wisdom gathered during journey towards god! Either way… for an enlightened one, it was win-win situation.
Journey of spirituality demands our remaining truthful all the time! Furthermore, absolute faith in God Almighty was an absolute must! Unless we believed in God, unless we believed in existence of God… we could do nothing much on spiritual path! Why? It was for the simple reason; we were primarily… a soul atman, the spirit within! We were part of God Almighty all the time. God Almighty existed within us in miniscule form as our soul atman, the spirit within residing in our heart.
Mounted with truthfulness and faith in God Almighty… a serious seeker of spirituality must indulge in nishkama karma way of life… offering fruits of karma performed to God Almighty all the time! This was the only way to subdue our ego forever. Ego (Aham in Hinduism) plays a vital role in creating a veil so that we never realize we were a spirit… and continue giving importance to manifest physical human form. Shackles of karma can only be cut by indulging in nishkama karma way of life.
In present times none could succeed in opening of third eye by travelling path of bhakti yoga (path of total surrender to God Almighty). Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana both initially started in search of God via path of bhakti yoga. But finding that God could not be reached via path of bhakti yoga alone… both finally switched to path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom)! Path of jnana yoga demands our indulgence in path of contemplation, path of self enquiry… path of logistical reasoning.
Ramana Maharishi was a great exponent of path of self enquiry (path of Neti… not this, not this)! The path of Neti was a sure shot method of awakening our third eye forever! Self enquiry (Neti) is best practiced lying in shavasna pose of yoga. On path of pure spirituality… we just could not accept everything on hearsay! Since beginning of life, six years of age… I never accepted a word stated by spiritual stalwarts like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha… Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed!
I tested each and every statement on altar of absolute truth! When the voice within, the voice of my soul atman finally confirmed that the doctrine was acceptable… I accepted it wholeheartedly forever! Once accepted there was no looking back. The voice of our soul atman that seems to come from within our heart always guides us on right path. Right from six years of age, I have been guided by the voice of my soul atman every second of life! So much so if God Almighty himself came disguised to sway me from accepting absolute truth… I would have not!
The path of self enquiry (Neti) helped me negate my karma to zero forever! Practice of absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation was another spiritual necessity. All my life I never knew what kundalini awakening was all about! In the later years… whenever I tried to ask people about kundalini, all looked the other way! I could determine from their faces… they knew nothing about kundalini! My decision to find God in this life had firmed up by 13 years of age. 25 years of yoga meditation as detailed, I finally landed in laps of God Almighty in the wee hours of third of August 1993 at 37 years of age!
This is my last manifestation on mother earth… 8.4 millionth manifestation! Having become a pure soul atman… my third eye is fully activated. Right from stage of big bang (when God Almighty… Brahman in Hinduism explodes self)… to dissolution of entire cosmos (Pralaya in Hinduism)… all has become crystal clear like ABCD! Nowhere to go further… moment I leave my mortal frame, I shall but attain salvation moksha forever! As a spiritual person, as a spiritual seeker… our goal of life should always be… cutting across shackles of karma forever! We should never indulge in any activity that creates bondage. Why I say so has a reason.
There came a stage in my life when I got stuck with karma… Prarabdha karma! I could undo karma of present life by indulgence in forgiveness but what of karma from previous manifestations that could fructify any given moment of time! It took me more than 15 years to unlock the mantra for Prarabdha karma. This mantra was given in yesteryears by evolved sages of that era for Rs. one lakh (presently US$1 million). No sooner I invoked this mantra… it still took more than three years to unshackle all karma from present or previous manifestations! The spiritual journey has its pitfalls. Do not remember how many times I had to eat hell for breakfast… how many contemplations of suicide!
My resolve to see and meet God in this very life was absolute. God Almighty finally graced me on one-to-one basis and in the wee hours of third of August 1993 gave me a lengthy dictation. Only then I came to know that my kundalini had awakened fully, absolutely unknown to me!
By: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – (Ref 150806)
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