Query: I have difficulty understanding "Hinduism". How does Hinduism define self
in relation to God/reality? In realtion to society? How does all of this tie
It is only once in a while
that I receive queries of the nature sent by you. Lovely... I truly appreciate the contents of the query... simple
I shall elaborate the basic fundamentals not only of Hinduism but the
mankind at large so that you are able to understand the relationship between one and another.
It was around 3600 years ago Lord Krishna the Avatar (the supreme almighty god
manifesting himself) descended on Mother Earth... Lord Krishna is considered as an Avatar
because at the age of five years he had powers which no human being can ever
possess... everything was within his control... it can only be possible when all the positive powers of the cosmos
unite at one point.
Bhagwan Mahavira, Gautama
Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed who came later are all man gods. The
meaning of man gods I shall define later.
At the time of Lord Krishna it was total anarchy that existed in the
society. The law and order had broken down and it was the time of "might is right". Lord Krishna the Avatar had
descended to set the things in order. This resulted in the war of Dharma between the two mightiest powers
of the time... the Pandavas and Kauravas. The Pandavas were the rightful claimant of the throne but it was usurped
by the Kauravas... their cousins.
The Pandavas tried all fair means within their right to get the throne
but all in vain. The Kauravas were in no mood to surrender. They literally banished the Pandavas from the kingdom
for a full 14 years of life in the jungles (dense forests). After the completion of 14 years when the Pandavas
enquired of the Kauravas to relinquish the throne in their favor... they refused. Lord Krishna who was related to
both the sides interfered. He tried his best to persuade the Kauravas but failed.
Eventually the events led to a war of Dharma... a fight to the
finish between the right and the wrong. The truth had to be established at any cost... this was the prime
motive of Lord Krishna, the Avatar. There was no reason for his failure... he was to succeed and the Pandavas
succeeded in the end but they had to pay a heavy price. Both the teams lost the best of their men yet truth
Even before the war had started, King Arjuna in whose command the
whole Pandava Kingdom rested refused to fight with his opponents... the cause that all his opponents mostly
consisted of his relatives and friends. His maternal grandfather, most of his cousins, elders were standing in the
army of the Kauravas... he felt it worthwhile not to fight and surrender. Lord Krishna tried to persuade him
by all means that he is the true representative of the whole community and not his relatives and friends alone. He
was supposed to fight as a King and not as an individual. Still, the logic allured him... he did not find any
reason for such killings.
In the end, Lord Krishna the Avatar preached Gita, the Sacred
Bhagavad Gita to King
Arjuna. The contents of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita are the true words of God... the total essence of mankind nay
the whole humanity lay in the Bhagavad Gita. This is one document existing on Mother Earth the contents of which
cannot be disputed by any human being ever. No human being other than the enlightened
one or one who has realized
god can ever understand the inner meaning of the words contained in Bhagavad Gita... having known
Bhagavad Gita one comes to understand the total essence of life.
Having reached this stage... one is but required to take Salvation Moksha for the journey of the Jiva living being... cosmic journey of 8.4
million manifestations and the total cosmic life cycle of 96.4 million years gets completed. Our soul the atman
within gets liberated from the cycle of birth and
death forever. No further manifestations... Vow!
One gains emancipation... becomes a live man god... one gains the
status of a Bhagwan Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, prophet Mohammed or Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Ramana of the present times. Having crossed the threshold of cosmic life... the dross within having
removed forever... our soul the Atman within shines in its cosmic glory having attained full purity. Our soul the
atman within is liberated forever! There shall not be any more manifestation for this atman the soul
After the advent of Lord Krishna... about a thousand years later came
Bhagwan Mahavira... He preached the essence of life we call today Jainism. Jainism is not a religion... it is
a way of
About 77 years later came Gautama Buddha... his teachings are known as the middle path... somewhat similar to those
of Bhagwan Mahavira he was considered a contemporary of Bhagwan Mahavira.
About 423 years later came Jesus Christ. He was a normal human being
born in the west and who ventured to India at the age of 13 years. His few years of stay in India in the region
presently known as Bihar state where existed the world-famous Nalanda and Taxila universities of those times
brought him laurels. He could learn the intrinsic truths of the cosmic system... the basic essence of life... the
meaning of Atman (the inner soul) itself. Everything what Jesus Christ came to know was made possible during his
stay at the Nalanda and Taxila universities. Everything was an eye-opener for nothing of the sort existed in the
Nalanda and Taxila universities have no parallel in the mankind. In
present times the Oxford, Cambridge and other famous universities stand nowhere near the potential the Nalanda and
the Taxila universities carried during those times. All the saints and philosophers gained their knowledge and
wisdom from these universities. People from all corners of the world came here to study the fundamentals of life,
the truth of atman the soul within. It was only after one realized the cosmic truth that one gained emancipation...
Liberation forever from the cycle of birth and death!
In the west Jesus Christ is considered as the son of God
himself. How can that be! The existence of god, the Almighty Creator is not a physical form... it is a
Nirakaar form (formless) and to say that Jesus Christ is a son of God is a misnomer. Talk to any Indian and
he would be able to explain the essence of Bhagavad Gita. Jesus Christ no doubt gained emancipation and
finally Salvation but to consider him a direct descendant of God Almighty is wrong.
In Christianity the eternal truth governing the whole
cosmic system is considered as Trinity, which consists of God Almighty, an energy source and Mother Mary. Contrary
to this Hinduism that descended from the times of Lord Krishna and before
considers the presence of one and only one God Almighty... the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent power
of the cosmos.
There is no duality in the system of God... the duality exists only in
the physical manifested system. This is only to maintain the cosmic system. At any given point of time the
total sum of the whole Cosmos must remain zero. If we have fire... we also have water. We have a day... we
also have night. We have a plus... and also a minus.
continued to... Understanding Hinduism
May God bless you!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
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Full text of query: Hi. I was wondering if you could answer a
question for me. I am studying World Religions, for my first exposure, and I am having difficulty
understanding "Hinduism," if I may call it that. Could you possibly answer some questions? If so, first, I
was wondering how does Hinduism define self? In relation to God/reality? In realtion to society? How does all
of this tie together?
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