Attaining Self Realization

Query: Attaining self-realization... I have been very serious about attaining self-realization for some time: however, America is very expensive. I am looking for a refuge for sincere seekers. I wish to do Sadhana an inward meditation all day, or most of it. All I need is a quiet place to live and meditate.

Vijay Kumar:
I wish I could sincerely help you in the matter. As was destined by God Almighty... I have not built an ashram of my own! Still, if you have any plans to visit India... definitely meet me! I live with my family in a small house. As is the tradition in India... my parents also live with me.

I have reached the end goal of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! In the past about 150 years only two persons gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! As destiny would have it... I gained self realization even while living in the family... which is really very tough!

Such a feat can only be accomplished by one in tens of billions and that too once in thousand or more years! When young... about 15 years of age I used to think how lucky Swami Vivekananda was to have a spiritual master like Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa!

When 22 years of age... I reached the level of Swami Vivekananda. At 29 years of age... I was quite adamant on leaving the family to reach the stage of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa... I did not get permission from my wife and daughters! I stayed in the family and continued my quest of truth. Finally at 37 years of age... I reached the stage of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa!

I was still not satisfied. Something was amiss! I had to go further. I never wanted to manifest self... liberate my soul atman from the dross impurities within... gain enlightenment and salvation and then leave the mortal frame. Slowly I crossed all levels of life. Whatever is the level of Wisdom of Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha... and Mahavira, I finally crossed all!

I finally reached that epitome of spiritual world wherein I have within me the powers of a Chanakya... the most able administrator the world ever had and also a man god like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed! I have become a lethal combination of an administrator and also a man God!

I have a major role to play in world affairs. Dharma (righteousness) needs to be re-established. The prevalence of adharma (lawlessness) world over has spelt doom for the society. Since 1993, ever since I saw the world war three happening in 1998~1999... I have been waiting for the opportune moment.

Around 2012 is expected the fiercest war of the present era... a full scale nuclear war between Christianity and Islamic Dharma! 1200 million people are expected to perish! Between 2012 and 2014 the world shall witness the disastrous results of world war three. Beyond 2014 is Satyuga... the golden period.

Probably... this is the moment for which God Almighty sent me on Mother Earth! To uphold ethical and moral values... to re-establish Dharma (righteousness) is my destiny. Mounted with the power of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... the Bible and Quran... I would be able to accomplish all which seems invincible!

Where you fit in... If at all... you need to decide! My doors are always open for a serious seeker of spirituality! I am simply an instrument in the hands of God Almighty. As my soul atman permits me... I indulge! Having become absolutely pure... following the path of absolute truthfulness... as a purified soul atman... I have still miles to go before I sleep!

In 1993, I could have left my mortal frame after gaining self realization. But that was not to be! Seeking salvation moksha for the individual self was not the goal of my life. The Wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita having become like ABCD... I have nothing to gain further on the spiritual path!

All along the spiritual journey... I was guided by the dictates of my soul atman... the promptings of my soul atman that seem to generate from my heart. Following the path of absolute truthfulness... I could always hear distinctly the voice of my soul atman coming from my heart! Pursuing the promptings of my soul atman... I never went wrong at any stage of life... our soul atman never guides us on the wrong path!

Remaining truthful... hear the sweet small inner voice of your soul atman! Do as it dictates. The doors of God are always open!

At no stage I can guide you to any other ashram in India! Those who have never realized self can never become a guide in the journey of life. Most ashrams in India relate to religion alone. The path of spirituality is the less traveled path!


Karen... my establishment is a one-man show! I am the managing trustee... the Webmaster... the clerk... the peon of my system! In 52 years of my life... I could not get support from even one person world over. I have a huge following... most live in shallow waters! People fear diving deep into the bottomless pit of spirituality.

My time is arriving now... I shall fully reactivate myself by 2012. Since 1993 I have been waiting for my daughters to settle down. The moment... my younger daughter gets settled in life... perhaps in 2009... All would be set for me to proceed head-on in the field of spirituality!

Take your time... take your decisions whether leaving a country like America is good for you. Recently I had the opportunity of visiting my daughters in Chicago, USA. I spent above three months visiting Americans in four states of America. My visit was not only an eye opener... I was totally flabbergasted... I was totally put to shame!

All my life I had taken for granted... the western way of life to be the American way. In 1985 I took a world tour of 40 days. My stay in New York was short. I did not get the right opportunity to study American way of life. The practice of spirituality... the ethical and moral values... the community feeling... the helping attitude that exists in USA is par excellence.

Comparatively even the richest of my country would appear pauper! It is not the materialistic wealth, the bank balances that makes a person rich... the true assets of humanity is the intangible assets that Americans possess in excess. Wow... I can only say wow... God bless Americans for they know how to live life!

In the circumstances... how you could adjust in Indian conditions... you better know! If you are financially well off... come and meet me in India. See everything for yourself... if the system suits you... I am ready to help you all along in your spiritual journey of life.

May God bless you and the Americans... the American spirit that makes life worthy of living!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Attaining Self Realization explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on self realization can be found at Self Realization Fellowship  ... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.

Full text of query: I have been very serious about attaining self-realization for some time: however, living in America, is very expensive. I am looking for a refuge for sincere seekers. I wish to do Sadhana an inward meditation all day, or most of it. All I need is a quiet place to live and meditate. Do you know of any such place in India or America?

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