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Opinion Op Ed 14 May 2019 Mystic Mantra: The p ...
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Mystic Mantra: The purpose of life – Realise your true self

Published May 14, 2019, 8:12 am IST
Updated May 14, 2019, 8:12 am IST
A lot of people tread on the spiritual path, but again get stuck at certain stages of spirituality.
Undoubtedly, the sole purpose of this human birth is to realise the self or attain Nirvana in other words.
 Undoubtedly, the sole purpose of this human birth is to realise the self or attain Nirvana in other words.

Very few people realise the true purpose of this human birth. Undoubtedly, the sole purpose of this human birth is to realise the self or attain Nirvana in other words. But more often than not, most people get involved in the materialism. A lot of people tread on the spiritual path, but again get stuck at certain stages of spirituality.

Atma sadhana (self realisation) or worship of the atma can broadly be classified into four steps:

 

(i) Sthulatma (gross form of worship): This is external worship and in this form idols, pictures, fire, yantra, etc are worshipped. This is the most common form of worship among most of the people and in most of the religions. It binds us to the cycle of karma as we often get entangled and attached to worldly objects.

(ii) Sukshma Atma (subtle form of worship): This is internal worship and all the forms of external worship are worshipped internally i.e. by visualising the form of God or form of worship in the mind and by mentally chanting God’s name, a mantra, etc. It acts as a medium to invoke our divine feeling.

 

(iii) Bhavatma (meditative state): This is the pure form of worship of the Supreme Divine Being, the Consciousness or God. Here we meditate on the formless Consciousness, the empty space or the self. This meditation helps us to become one with the Universal Consciousness.

(iv) Bhavateetatama (transcendental state): This is the state where one is permanently established in the Universal Consciousness, the Divine Being or the pure self. In this state one identifies oneself with the formless consciousness. The effort to meditate also stops in this state as it becomes a natural state of being.

 

This state is also called Sahaj Samadhi, the ultimate union with the Divine Reality. This is the result of the third meditative step and equals complete enlightenment, self realisation and God realisation. This is the state of complete freedom and bliss. One gets liberated from all the bondages and breaks the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

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