Sanatana Dharma
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Sanatana Dharma

Spiritual, Awakened, and enlightened

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Everyone is popping these words in random conversations. Most of us use it generously to express our knowledge and expertise (more of ignorance) with no mindfulness involved, just like littering on the street. Unfortunately, spiritual ignorance is spreading rapidly.

Many use these words for their spiritual business. Don’t get me wrong; I fully understand the need and requirements to earn money off Spirituality; one should be mindful and claim it truthfully, not on others and your ignorance.

Today, I received an interesting email asking if I would like to get 1 to 1 session. Suppose I am experiencing any of these issues due to awakening.
“How to Find Your Purpose in World after Spiritual Awakening. Going ‘In and Out’ of Awakening. Feeling Alienated and Lonely after Awakening
How does one coexist with loved ones who don’t understand your spiritual shift and share your awakening experience? Understanding why awakening is painful sometimes instead of blissful.”

One could counter-argue the earlier points and prove how wrong they are, but it is pointless. Plus, that is not how an awakened person acts. Do they?

As a medium, I can resubmit the truth through the grace of my beloved Guru’s wisdom and the Divine. I smile with love and bliss. Here I am not stating anything new. This has been said and heard many thousand times before.

Spirituality

It is an individual’s search for ultimate meaning and purpose in life. The journey to reintroduce our pure consciousness. A stepping stone of the Enlightenment. Note, I am using the word reintroduce and not discover. For example, Isaac Newton didn’t find gravity; he reintroduced it to the world. Before that, gravity was doing its work regardless of our knowledge of its existence, attention, and acknowledgment.

For a spiritual person:
You are looking for the answers.
You associate yourself with your body, mind, thought, and intellect.
You know something is missing from your life.
You are trying to fill out that tiny void in you.

You start the process of listening (Shravan), contemplation (Manan), and meditating on spiritual thoughts (Nididhyasan) to purify your mind, and the search continues.
It helps you gently replace worldly thoughts and desires with spiritual beliefs. Regular dedicated meditation navigates your mind to get stable on one thought at a time.
Mindfulness is the key here. Now, the process of reintroducing your true self has started.

Are you still with me?

If yes, let’s explore what Awakening and Enlightenment are in Spirituality.

Awakening

Understanding and living the knowledge that you are not your body, mind, thought, and intellect. You are aware of your pure consciousness now.

In this state of mind, you are above the qualities listed below, and they don’t control you; instead, you own them.

Kama (काम) — Lust or worldly desire for sensual pleasure
Krodha (क्रोध) — Anger
Lobha (लोभ) — Greed
Moha (मोह) — Delusion or infatuation
Mada (मद ) — pride or Arrogance
Matsarya (मात्सर्य) — Jealousy

You start to experience the oneness in the world, and duality doesn’t become a focal point in your life. Detachment starts to rise rapidly, and you find bliss in Solitude. Here you are still juggling with the world and pure consciousness.

Kindness, compassion, and mindfulness are not merely part of your life practices, but now you are them. Your heart is full of love, and you become the example of forgiveness.

You understand you are a pure bliss consciousness, but still, something is missing. You still don’t feel complete yet. You comprehend that Maya (illusion of the world) is a play of your mind (ego, I-ness). But your awareness of pure consciousness is still experiencing the world through your mind. You get tangled up in the state of what and how to let go of the mind and Maya (the ignorance of the world around you). Here you are aware but not fully enlightened.

Enlightenment:

The one who knows how to move from the boundaries of ignorance to the unbounded ocean of Infinite bliss. It is the highest manifestation of the power of detachment (Vairagya); it eliminates our attraction to the qualities of Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva.

What is Tamas: The quality of dullness or inactivity, apathy, inertia, or lethargy.
What is Rajas: The quality of passion, activity, being driven, moving, dynamic
What is Sattva: The quality of balance, harmony, goodness, purity, universalizing, holistic, positive, peaceful, virtuous.

Yes, as I mentioned above, once you reach the state of Enlightened being, you are above Sattva quality. The one who reaches this state is called (In Sanskrit: सम्यक्सम्बुद्ध) samyaksambuddha. Now you all know from where Siddhartha Goutam gained his name, “Buddha” — The one who has reached Enlightenment.
You experience that you are the ever-pure bliss consciousness, the truth!

Know your power

God is not someone up in the sky that will meet you after your death. You are the Divine energy; the time is now! Here.

I truly hope you understand this. I pray that you experience it and know your truth. Remember, you are the ever-pure bliss consciousness; all you have to do is get enlightened.

Please watch this beautiful video if you have time.

Words and meaning for the above video: Nirvana Shatkam (निर्वाणषट्कम्)

मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे ।
न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥

Neither am I the Mind, nor the Intelligence or Ego,
Neither am I the organs of Hearing (Ears), nor that of Tasting (Tongue), Smelling (Nose), or Seeing (Eyes),
Neither am I the Sky, nor the Earth, Neither the Fire nor the Air,
I am the Ever-Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,

न च प्राणसंज्ञो न वै पञ्चवायुः न वा सप्तधातुः न वा पञ्चकोशः ।
न वाक्पाणिपादं न चोपस्थपायु चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥२॥

Neither am I the Vital Breath, nor the Five Vital Airs,
Neither am I the Seven Ingredients (of the Body), nor the Five Sheaths (of the Body),
Neither am I the organ of Speech, nor the organs for Holding (Hand), Movement (Feet), or Excretion,
I am the Ever-Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,

न मे द्वेषरागौ न मे लोभमोहौ मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः ।
न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो न मोक्षः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥३॥
Neither do I have Hatred, nor Attachment, Neither Greed nor Infatuation,
Neither do I have Pride nor Feelings of Envy and Jealousy,
I am not within the bounds of Righteousness, Wealth, Desire, and Liberation, the four Purusarthas of life,
I am the Ever-Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,

न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा न यज्ञाः ।
अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥

Neither am I bound by Merits nor Sins, neither by Worldly Joys nor by Sorrows,
Neither am I bound by Sacred Hymns nor by Sacred Places, neither by Sacred Scriptures nor by Scarifies,
I am Neither Enjoyment (Experience), nor an object to be Enjoyed (Experienced), nor the Enjoyer (Experiencer),
I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

न मृत्युर्न शङ्का न मे जातिभेदः पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः ।
न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥

Neither am I bound by Death and its Fear nor by the rules of Caste and its Distinctions,
Neither do I have Father and Mother, nor do I have Birth,
Neither do I have Relations nor Friends, neither Spiritual Teacher nor Disciple,
I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva, The Eve

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् ।
न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥

I am Without any Variation and Without any Form,
I am Present Everywhere as the underlying Substratum of everything and behind all Sense Organs,
Neither do I get Attached to anything, nor get Freed from anything,
I am the Ever-Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,

Breathe — Meditate -Forgive — Smile — Let go.

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