Monday, 18 August 2014

Spirituality to Enlightenment

Enlightenment is a super conscious divine state of mind with a clear vision of

dichotomy of body and ATMA (SELF) free from materialistic cobwebs,worldly

possessions and attachments. It is considered to be the rarest of the rare

achievement. But it is no achievement. It is everybody's natural possession. It is not

something that comes from outside. It is an integral part of the self. But somehow

this SELF gets occluded during the journey through this universe. and the result is

that one goes astray.The two guides and path finders of the JEEVATMA ,

intelligence and logic not only prove helpless but also further complicate the issue ,

which is worsened by numerous shades of emotions. resulting in misplacement and

mis-identification of the SELF. In other words we can say that ATMA(SELF) , the

inseparable and and intrinsic component of JEEVATMA is submerged by the

overwhelming thought of JEEV (BODY} consciousness only and one continues to

move incognito in this world.This state can be called slumber or ignorance that can

and does last life- time in most cases.The life of such a person can be compared to

the act of sleep walking and the sleep walker never knows what he is doing. The

awakening from this slumber is called enlightenment.

As one wakes up from the long slumber of ignorance a great dazzling light appears

inside the mind and this light changes both the inner and outer perspectives.The

dust and dirt is wiped off and everything begins to show itself in its true colors.Self

versus Physical world and human relationships acquire a new dimension of

detachment. This detach...ment does not mean any renunciation or giving up

anything or any relationships. Outwardly everything remains the same The change

takes place inside in attitude and outlook only. Suddenly a feeling of great calm and

equanimity descends inside.Mind loses its flirtation and restlessness. This

detachment surprisingly increases manifold the concern for physical world and the

persons around . All kinds of negatives: worry, anxiety, fear, sense of loss etc.

disappear from the mind. Death loses is sting and separations don't trouble or

bother.Loneliness and solitude become soothing. Psychosomatic manifestations of

physical ailments begin to recede. Most of the desires vanish and those that remain

are docile. Stream of consciousness or internal thought traffic no longer remains

chaotic, is drastically reduced and gets controlled ,disciplined and organized. The

discovery of the misplaced SELF brings a great sense of relief. Physical and mental

potentials rise to their maximum. The transformation is so great that it cannot be put

into words. It is by all means a new birth of the SELF and a fresh beginning of

pilgrimage in this universe.The real picture can be obtained only through experience


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