our texts explain nature of this Supreme Reality as the Divine
Paramathma without attributes [Gunas] or Forms. It is all energy
or Force with Matter and has a rhythm and time. The Divine has
Its Immanent Form and appears in Transcendent Forms. This reality
extends all over the universe and inside each and every one of
karma including our service to the community and Nithya Karma
Rituals; Devotional prayers of the Bhakthi path; physical and
mental discipline with meditation of Raja Yoga and seeking the
true knowledge with intuitive wisdom of Jnana path are all parallel
ways to attain spirituality. Doing proper Karma and studying the
texts will elevate the soul to good births but will not lead to
liberation. Only obtaining this true knowledge will lead to liberation
from the cycle of samsara or rebirth to achieve Swarga or Moksha.
It does not stop the natural forces but protects us from the effects.
great Philosopher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, explains
the true nature of the Supreme God and the human Spirit very well.
"The Divine is both in us and out of us. God is neither completely
transcendent nor completely immanent. He is divine darkness as
well as 'unencompassed light.' The philosophers with their passion
for unity emphasize the immanent aspect, that there is no barrier
dividing man from the real.
who emphasize the Transcendence of the Supreme to the human insist
on the specifically religious consciousness, of communion with
a higher than ourselves with whom it is impossible for the individual
to get assimilated." Pure scientific analysis of our perceived
knowledge alone is not enough. One will have to obtain true Divine
knowledge through spiritual insight or intuition to understand
the concept of this reality".
doctrine of Karma emphasizes that God is not a judge who sits
in a remote heaven meting out punishments and rewards, but an
indwelling being (the Self) whose "will" works in us.
We need to perform our work. We offer all the benefits to God
as we surrender ourselves. God will give us that strength to climb
a mountain or the tools and support to row a boat across a river
or the true knowledge to get around the proper path.
is not to lighten your burden, but to strengthen your back. Have
faith in God. Faith does not move the mountain, but gives you
the power to climb that mountain".
need to understand that reality by experience with true knowledge
following the texts and prayers along with deep meditation and
wisdom of intuitive knowledge. Devotion to the Supreme, conditioning
the mind and thought and attaining proper wisdom of understanding
the Supreme totally with full surrender of the individual soul
to that of the Supreme will get this vision through spiritual
insight and the identity of the individual soul with the supreme
Brahman. This will lead to the Realization of Truth.