Shunya means formless Almighty (God) and Shunya Panth is a spiritual community which believes in Shunya. Shunya Panth is providing a great opportunity to become Spiritual Leader (Coach) with unique formless spiritual knowledge of Atma (Soul), Karma (Action) and Moksha (Salvation).
ShunyaPanth says that Spiritual practices are incomplete if you are doing same as others, you will also be confused like them because your available information is incomplete. To get something different and unique you need to learn different from books and stories.
Spirituality is not religion. Perceiving spirituality as religion or religion as spirituality can cause fear and confusion. Only superstition-free divine knowledge will eradicate your dependency on outer world and create light within. Spiritual development is never possible without worldly detachment.
Shunya Panth is also says that If you are being spiritual to gain worldly things then you are on wrong path. Worldly failure is the symptom of success in spiritual world. Spirituality is for soul and religion is for body. You need to change your path, if you are practising spirituality with body and religion with soul. Spirituality does not preach to leave everything; it only helps to understand what is to be adopted and what is to be avoided in the world.
Shunya Panth is not a religion and does not ask you to follow anything of the world and it is not about chanting mantras or rituals and does not ask to change any beliefs. It is only for divine enlightenment to achieve Salvation. Shunya Panth is opening Shunya centres all over the world and providing superhuman spiritual and void knowledge (Shunya Gyaan) to the seekers through its divine book Shunya Samhita.
Knowledge of Shunya Panth is to eradicate and counter all superstitions and orthodox beliefs. Shunya Samhita is written about unbiased theory of universe and it has truthful answers for all those spiritual questions which are mostly considered as unanswered.
Unique knowledge of Shunya Samhita:
- The theory of formless Almighty.
- Birth of soul and types of souls.
- The working and types of Karmas.
- Spiritual Awakening & Development.
- The factors affecting the consequences.
- Eradicate orthodox beliefs, fears and confusions.
Void education of Shunya Panth
- Know your spiritual level
- Know formless Almighty
- Know Spirituality and planet earth
- Know all Karma and their consequences
- Reality of Sin-virtue and hell-heaven
- Superstitions and orthodox beliefs
- Negativity through deeds and chanting
- Know about Life after death/ Life before birth
- Know Realisation and Salvation
- Know answers to all your questions
- Revision and improvement of daily karma
- Purpose of life and way to live spiritually
Contact to join Shunya Panth
Founder - Vijay Batra Karmalogist
End of Ignorance – Attainment of Salvation
Vijay Batra, the founder of Shunya-panth over the last many years has been providing guidance to people and help put an end to regressive mindset and superstitions. His logical explanations and examples have been appreciated by thousands of people in India and abroad. He has even created a doctrine on Shunya-samhita (a doctrine) to disseminate the mysterious knowledge of spirituality and action and its result. The Shunya-samhita provides logical answers to all spiritual questions that help a person to free himself from superstition and become fearless and positive. He believes religion is not spirituality and it is necessary for a religious person to be spiritual. That is why he propagates a religion-free spirituality – spirituality devoid of religion. We urge you to take advantage of this knowledge.
Vijay Batra explains different sciences through his logical knowledge. Among these sciences, astrology is the first. When things do not happen as per expectations or when a person unnecessarily worries about the future, then he becomes dependent on astrology. Astrology is a great science through which the mental and financial condition of a person can be assessed by taking the position of the planets into consideration.
A person despite not being wealthy is ready to spend a fortune on remedies suggested by astrologers because the astrologers convince him that his destiny will change, he will attain happiness and prosperity and all his problems will be over. Every day, many such people come to Mr Batra after having tried suggested remedies and failed. They come with a feeling of having been cheated.
You will agree that whatever we get is dependent on our past deeds. And our past deeds cannot be changed in this life. If you look at your horoscope when you are 40 years old, you will find that the position of the planets are the same as they were at the time of your birth. They are in the same house as they were at your birth. The primary effect of the planet remains unchanged and this has been mentioned in astrology too. It is absolutely clear that there is no scholar or a wise man in this world who can change the houses of the planets. We cannot put the spoken words back into our mouth. Similarly, our actions from our past lives and their results cannot be changed through any remedy.
A person who performs or makes someone else perform actions today will have to bear its fruits along with the fruits of the actions from his past life.
A person who tries to change his past in order to change his present can be called foolish.
Astrology has become a business thanks to media. Every astrologer offers just too many remedies and ways thereby making innocent people dependent on remedies. According to spirituality, a soul has to experience the fruits of all its past actions in order to exhaust it. People keep searching for remedies to make their day better and lucky. Doing so they fail to make use of their brains or abilities as they spend most of their time thinking about remedies shown on television.
Words like Shani (Saturn) and pitradosh (curse of ancestors) are often used to scare people. But if we try to understand these things through logic, we realise that such words are used only to fool people. Everybody gets nervous and scared when they hear of Saturn. Let us try to understand what Saturn does to make us so fearful and how we can save our self from this fear. If we look at Saturn and try to understand its effect in a scientific way we can be free from the fear and doubt. We all know that all planets revolve around the sun. The earth takes one year to revolve around the sun. The light and the warmth of the sun reaches the earth. Saturn takes thirty years to revolve around the sun. Saturn is the farthest planet from the Sun. That is why the warmth and light of the Sun never reach Saturn. So Saturn is always dark and frozen. All planets according to their speed, shape and nature affect all living beings on earth. This mean that Saturn is a slow moving planet that is cold and dark (negative qualities). We wear warm clothes when we feel cold and we use light when we are in darkness. When we want to reach somewhere fast, we use the fastest mode of travel. Similarly, we need to understand how Saturn is affecting us today and what we need to do. If we understand this logic, even the fine rays of Saturn cannot have negative effect.
Is Saturn a God or a Planet:
There is no dearth of people who are scared of Saturn. People try to please Saturn by performing prayers and rituals. We need to think whether Saturn is a planet or a God.
If Saturn is a god like other gods then religious people should worship Saturn. But it is also said that gods and goddesses do not harm anyone so why should we fear Saturn. If a person is scared of Saturn then that is his foolishness. Everyone also thinks that Saturn is the son of Sun and that Saturn dispenses justice. Now the question arises that prior to Saturn’s birth and until Saturn became in charge of dispensing justice was there no justice in this world and if there was justice, who was in charge of it. Before the birth of Saturn and during Satya-Yug when gods and goddesses were born, Saturn was not present and if Saturn was present how come his name was Saturn (as a planet).
On the other hand there are descriptions of the slow movement of Saturn, its cruelty and the problems that Saturn gives. So people who believe in Saturn as a planet are scared. If we think fearlessly and impartially, we realise that during the creation of the world and at the time of birth of human beings, all the planets were in the sky and it was because of the effects of the planets that the world was running smoothly. When Saturn was born, Saturn (planet) was present in the sky. It is not possible that because of some boon a planet was created overnight and it also started revolving around the sun. According to folk tales and stories sun and Saturn don’t get along. A point worth pondering is if sun and Saturn are inimical to each other then why Saturn revolves around its enemy. Ignorance and hearsay serve to scare and confuse religious people. People who believe in Saturn say that Saturn is the god of justice. It is also true that a judge will not go to somebody’s house to give justice. The person has to go to the court. If a person feels that whatever he is going through in life is because of the fruits of his past actions then he can go to Saturn and ask for justice. When a person places his plea in front of Saturn, Saturn endows him with self-knowledge because of which the person starts to understand which action is giving him which fruit. But it is not certain that this self-knowledge will happen in this life or the next because Saturn works according to his own wishes and not according to others’ wishes. Self-knowledge is dependent on the present actions of an individual.
Saturn, the planet like any other planet is located in the sky and revolves around the sun. The rays of Saturn fall on earth like the rays of other planets.
Saturn is the son of Sun. He dispenses justice if needed. Everybody thinks that Saturn (god) and Saturn (planet) are one and the same. This is because of ignorance. Saturn (god) left his body millions of years ago whereas Saturn (planet) has been in the sky for billion of years. The rays of Saturn (planet) fall on earth and even Saturn (god) cannot escape it. Mr Batra also clarifies that not even gods and goddesses could escape the effects of Saturn (planet) because that time Saturn was already present in the sky. We need to understand that gods and goddesses do not harm anyone and Saturn (god) also cannot harm. We also need to remember that we can please gods through prayers but even gods cannot stop the results of misdeeds. This is because even gods cannot escape Saturn. The nature, colour and life of Saturn (god) is based on the rays of Saturn (planet). How can Saturn (god) save anyone when he himself is vulnerable to the rays of Saturn (planet).
Vijay Batra does not imply that you should stop worshipping Saturn (god) and start worshipping Saturn (planet). He believes and says that worshipping planets brings only mental satisfaction and the belief that the planets have been pacified. But planets cannot be benevolent or malevolent. Planets travel at a uniform speed in the sky. Whether a person is a theist or an atheist, the planets and the gods and goddesses are not concerned and neither do they become happy or unhappy with those who do not worship them. This is why atheists would outnumber the theists. It is because of their own actions and their results that people have to live their life trapped in a web of superstitions and baseless beliefs.
Everybody needs to understand that there are laws of nature according to which every action has a result. This applies to both humans and gods and goddesses. Merit, charity, donation, worship is done for worldly benefits. Spirituality has nothing to do with actions and their fruits. Before performing any prayer for Saturn planet or Saturn god, a person should know whether he is seeking justice or just getting unnecessarily scared. The truth is that you cannot escape the fruits of your actions no matter how much you plead or pray. It is better to use your money, energy and time on self-knowledge than waste them on superstitions.
With Mr Vijay Batra’s logical and spiritual knowledge let us try and understand what exactly is pitradosha or curse of ancestors. Is it a real problem or just a notion floated for personal gain. When a person is unable to solve his problems despite having tried all remedies, he is said to be inflicted by pitradosha. We all are familiar with the concept of pitradosha. People affected by it in their horoscope face challenges and hurdles throughout their life. People perform remedies even without knowing how to please their ancestors. Some people would have seen their grandfather but very few would have seen their great grandfather. You will agree that ancestors mean grandfathers, great grandfathers and his grandfather and so on. No parents think ill for their children. They always want their children to be happy.
- How can ancestors whom we have not seen and have nothing to do with them be angry at us?
- How will our ancestors know that we will take birth in their third or fourth or subsequent generation?
- The elders that we have never met or talked to curse us instead of blessing us?
- Why will a grandfather or a great grandfather feel unhappy instead of rejoicing when a child is born in the family
- If ancestors have already taken birth in a different body how will they become happy through the remedies we perform for them?
Everyone knows that every human being is born to endure his karma. Whatever is happening is a result of one’s own actions which is called destiny. If everyone has to experience happiness, unhappiness, problems and hurdles because of their past actions, then what is pitradosha.
- Are innocent people being fooled for personal gain?
- Are remedies for cure of ancestors done only for personal benefit despite spending a lot of money?
- Do the ancestors of those people who do not believe in horoscopes get angry with them? If so then they are not happy as no remedies are performed to appease them.
We need to realise that so many things are told to us to instil fear in us. A person’s horoscope is prepared at the time of his birth and calculations are done for the twelve houses and the nine planets. It is natural that all planets will occupy one of the houses. Sage Bhrighu had devised a formula according to which one could determine the effects of past actions and what a person can do in the present according to the position of the planets. Words like pitradosha have been invented to instil a sense of fear in people. Now it is up to you to see if pitradosha can be present in someone’s horoscope.
Gods-Goddesses or Confusion
People are always curious to know which god or goddess to worship. They are told to worship a particular god or goddess as per the horoscope to get rid of worldly this is problems. Vijay Batra says that this is unfortunate as those who are supposed to guide and show the way mislead people.
The objective of guru, religion and knowledge is to help people get rid of fear. Vijay Batra explains in a spiritual way which god or goddess a person needs to worship. Vijay Batra says that there are millions of people who are atheist. But the effect of the planets on them is the same as that on theists. Sun does not say that I will shed my light only on the house of the person who worships me. How can the result of devotion be the opposite when a person worships with full faith and devotion? You can find god in a stone if you have unshakeable faith. What about people for whom their guru is everything. A guru is believed to be above gods and goddesses.
According to people who talk about gods and goddesses, the life of those who believe in god is never easy. What would you say about people for whom their Guru is above God. How do people come to know which religion a person followed in his past life?
It would be interesting to see which fourth eye do such people use to make such claims.
One more thing to consider is that if someone worshipped a different god in his past life and he is asked to worship some different god in this life.
God is one and formless. Deities are akin to ministers with respective departments. A person can go to any department to get his work done. Now you can decide whether astrologers guide or misguide you.
The lack of spiritual education among ordinary people is a recipe for success for those who fool people in the name of god. A person should have enough spiritual knowledge to live his life in a positive and fearless manner. Mr Batra advises self-proclaimed wise men to see if their claims have any logic.
When a person loses hope in astrology, he shifts to Vastu. We all know that the earth revolves around the sun. We need to ponder when the earth revolves, the direction of the house will change. This means that the house should also be moved. Otherwise, how will the Vastu remedy (which is according to east direction) work.
We all know that Vastu is a science. It is claimed that working on Vastu faults can help get rid of problems. There are a lot of books written on Vastu.
North and east directions are given a lot of importance in Vastu. Any Vastu lover would know that as this is fundamental knowledge.
Vijay Batra says that nature while creating this world must have created the universe according to Vastu. If we notice, all natural objects are round in shape – planets, trees, mountains, humans etc. This implies that nature believes in round shape.
It is possible that humans invented Vastu for their own convenience. But if we see nature, we realise that round is the best shape for land.
One more thing to consider is the direction of any land is in east then how positive energy can come 24 hours from east. If the sun rises at 6 AM and sets at 6 PM, the direction of the land will be west because the earth revolves at 12 noon and at midnight. The same land will also have north and south directions. This means that no matter which direction a land is in, nature provides rays of all planets from all four directions. The first rays of the sun will fall on the house or office which is in east at 6 AM and the rays fall later on houses and offices that are in the west direction at 6 AM.
Mr Batra says that the earth has intense effect on human beings, destiny, karma and its fruit. Some people and not all who live in apartments fix Vastu problems.
The question is why the effect is different for different people though they live in houses that have the same shape. Why is Vastu blamed only when you have a problem? Why not before?
Mr Batra believes that karma performed by an individual have the maximum effect on the individual himself. If our actions are good, then everything else is fine. Everything in moderation is good while anything in excess is harmful.
Vastu is a science only for the rich. It gives rich people mental satisfaction and leads them to believe that spending lots of money on Vastu will change their destiny. Directions do not have any significance or relevance in spirituality. You have to endure the fruits of your actions no matter which direction your soul is in. Destiny does not have any connection with any object. When a person has this knowledge he can get rid of his superstition and fears.
When Vastu does not work people resort to changing their names with the hope of changing their destiny. The soul has to receive the fruits of actions.
If a name could form/ bear the fruits of actions, then all people with the name Ram would be in exile. Names and numbers were invented by humans for their convenience. Spirituality has nothing to do with names and numbers. Spirituality has a connection only with the soul.
Some people wear clothes according to lucky colours for a particular day. If only destiny could be changed through colours. Nature has given all the colours to earth. Nobody’s destiny is opposite of what he wishes for. Destiny is connected to the fruits of actions. People who are scared of the fruits of their actions resort to remedies. Religion makes you a coward because a person who is excessively religious has excessive fear of heaven and hell. Mr Batra says
- If wearing gems and stones could alter your destiny then firstly the fate of those mines and mountains would change.
- If directions could change the course of a person’s life, then people living in a particular direction would be happier.
- Those who look at houses of the planets in horoscopes should focus more on actions because planets cannot be so small that they have houses.
Describing spirituality, Vijay Batra says that the religious level of a person is not his spiritual level.
There is a huge difference between the two. Spirituality is a state where dependence, needs, helplessness, desires, fears, actions, fruits of actions etc become void (zero). When your mind is not affected by any person or external object, that is spirituality. Spirituality is not religion and religion is not spirituality. Spirituality is related to the soul and it is formless whereas religion is related to the physical body and the world.
Chanting of Mantra increases anger!
It is believed that chanting of mantra or performing prayers make the heart peaceful and calm. That is why most people start their day with a mantra or prayer. It is also said that chanting of mantras bring happiness and bliss in the house.
Many people come to meet me every day. They seek solutions for their problems. They say that despite mantra chanting, prayer and worship, they have a lot of anger and negativity at home.
According to my personal experience, two main reasons for anger and lack of peace despite mantra chanting are –
- Aimless mantra chanting/ worship/ prayer
- Effect of negative energies in the place where mantra is chanted
Some people chant mantras and perform prayers for years without any aim. They do not seem to know when to stop chanting a mantra. Most people also do not know that it is necessary to stop chanting a mantra. They do not know when to stop chanting.
Everyone knows that energy is created when a mantra is chanted. But people do not know how to use this energy in a positive way.
When the positive energies produced by mantras is not used properly then it can have negative impact on the person and his family. The first sign of this impact is anger.
We also need to remember that the creation of negative energy strengthens negative forces.
We have to focus on our day to day actions that we should perform and those we should not.
Negative effects of remedies !
There are people who take help of astrology, remedies, chanting etc to resolve their problems.
With years of experience and personal research, Mr Batra has concluded that people who claim to be gurus or offer remedies sometimes have to face serious problems themselves. The biggest problems being poor health and lack of peace in their families.
It is said that planets and gods become happy if we worship them. It is also said that any worship or prayer done with selfish motive will not yield any benefit.
A guru can save himself from the negative effects of remedies if he uses his energies along with the person who is suffering.
Every action results in its fruit if we see from a spiritual point of view. The fruits of our actions will end only when we have exhausted it.
A guru must perform a part of the remedy that he suggests because the guru or mentor is answerable. In earlier times, there was a guru who was selfless. He had such a huge repository of his own good karma that he could do good got many villages. The so-called modern-day gurus neither have merits to their credit and nor do they focus on activating their power. Mr Batra does not intend to criticize anyone. He only wants to offer guidance.
How right are rituals?
It is believed that the soul (apart from human form) takes 84 million births/ bodies. Many rituals are performed after death for liberation (Moksha). Do these rituals work or they are just an eye wash to make some gain.
No ritual is performed for any other animal apart from humans. Does this mean that other animals do not attain liberation? Spirits haunt in human form. A soul that takes up a human body keeps searching for its next body. Other animals find a new body despite the lack of rituals after their death.
If the soul enters another body after death, then how will the food fed to him reach him. If rituals can liberate the soul then the act of offering food is unsuccessful. It is possible that the ritual of feeding in the name of the dead was invented for gain. If souls get their new bodies (after death) according to their karmas, then what is the use of rituals performed in fear. If rituals provide liberation then what is the need to perform good actions.
Vijay Batra does not envy anyone. He only says that time, money and energy should be used only after understanding the logic behind a particular action.
What kind of Salvation (liberation) do you want?
Almost all religions of the world give importance to Salvation/liberation. It is believed that there is nothing bigger than liberation in this world. It is also said that liberation is the only aim of human life. Every human being aspires for liberation after death. People perform various actions to end the cycle of birth and death. Humans do not aspire to become like other creatures – birds, reptiles, insects etc hence the desire for liberation.
It can also be said that the fear of 84 million lives makes us strive for liberation.
Some people spread a lot of lies to fool others. Some common lies are
- Stop desiring. If there is no desire then there is no desire for liberation either. If desire is not required in the world then why is the desire for liberation present in man.
- Perform selfless actions because actions performed with selfish motives are in vain. If rituals and actions performed for liberation are selfish then no person will attain liberation. The promise of liberation is an easy way to get students.
Liberation/Salvation can be attained only by walking on the path of righteousness. It is said that both heaven and hell exist on earth. If heaven is here then where does the soul go after attaining liberation?
Is the dream of heaven and liberation being sold to confuse and mislead people? This is a serious question.
Ordinary people ignore such questions due to lack of knowledge. Those who talk about such things do not have knowledge about the truth. According to Evert guru, salvation can be attained only through the knowledge that he possesses because his guru had given him the same knowledge. Discourse is to be given by a person who has knowledge of god, soul, actions and their fruits but salvation is not guaranteed for most people who give discourses. A person who has no idea about his own liberation aspires to give liberation to others. Is this a source of livelihood for such people who promise liberation?
It is commonly said that lust, greed, ego, anger are vices that make liberation impossible. These vices are nature of the mind. They have nothing to do with the soul. People who give discourses say that god dwells in the soul and that the soul is pure. The nature of humans should be calm so that there is peace in the world. But calling human nature a vice is wrong.
Let us for a minute think that we can attain liberation if we follow the way of the person who is giving us a discourse.
Many gods, sages, seekers and devotees dedicated their life for the welfare of their fellow beings. Some even founded new religions and sects. These divine souls must have certainly attained liberation because their teachings are followed even today.
Does Salvation mean helping someone or performing someone’s actions?
If we have to perform actions even after liberation then why do we need liberation. Actions are performed in all forms of life. Souls that travel on earth without physical bodies are called spirits. Divine souls are not our servants who will appear at our every beck and call.
One ridiculous notion is that even gods and goddesses crave for human form.
- Is it possible that a divine soul living in heaven will crave for worldly objects?
- Souls that are quenched and content go to heaven. If a soul possesses worldly desires and if it is not quenched how come it reaches heaven?
The spread of fear and confusion bereft of logic is very harmful for humans. People should believe in spiritual education/ knowledge that is based on logic.
Sex and Spirituality
The moment people hear about the word sex they think of physical relationship because sex is related to physical activities. Some people consider the word sex to be indecent. People also know that sex is a need of every living being. Sex and spirituality are two different needs- sex is a requirement of the physical body and spirituality is a requirement of the soul.
Religions and rules were made in ancient times along with the idea of what is right and wrong. But in spirituality, there is no right or wrong and there is no sin or merit. Things may be right or wrong for an individual depending on his convenience or agreement. The convenience and agreement of a religion is called sin or merit.
In ancient times, when humans used to live alone, they had to fight with other human beings to fulfil their physical desires. Some people came up with the idea of forming relationship with others to fulfil their need for food and sex. This idea has been successful till today.
Everybody in this world is dependent on others for sexual and other needs. The custom of marriage was started so that worldly and bodily (sexual) needs could be fulfilled from time to time. A profound idea behind marriages was to protect the wife from other men and give her financial support. In lieu, the wife was committed to the husband and would not have sex with any other man.
One reason why women did not have sex with other men was because the husband was committed to the upbringing of his children. In earlier days only the man would earn and as a result the woman was under the man’s subjugation sometimes against her will. Today women are not dependent on men for fulfilment of their needs.
There are seven types of chakras in the human body. All the seven chakras have their own energy and they also have their respective work. Seven elements are present in the body- vata, pitta, kapha, urine, stool, air and semen. Excess of any of these elements is the cause of disease. This is why excess semen can travel to the brain and cause imbalance because semen has tremendous heat.
We all agree that everything we get is a result of our actions. But there is another truth too. We meet people with whom we have some connection (give and take) from our past life. The fruits of physical karma (performed in previous life) have to be experienced by the body in the present life.
That is why people will have sex only with those with whom they have something to do from the previous life.
There are a lot of instructions for both men and women. But because of financial advantage men cannot remain sexually faithful to only one woman. Men have been having sex with more than one woman since ancient times. But society did not give the same freedom to women because women were in a disadvantaged position both physically and financially.
Religious people have more sexual desires but they perform a lot of religious activities to suppress their sexual desires and divert their attention. But most of their efforts are futile because positive activities and mantras generate positive energy which in turn increases the desire for sex. Religious people advice to stay away from sex and meditate on god. One issue worth considering is can god be achieved without sex. If this is so then nobody would achieve god or only those with mental illness or those who are unmarried would achieve god.
Sex and liberation do not have any connection. Sex is related to the body while spirituality is related to the soul.
The biggest reason for fights among married couples is sexual dissatisfaction. Sexual dissatisfaction can lead to divorce or result in multiple sexual relationships. It is necessary to understand each other’s sexual needs and have a conversation.
Some people say that sex is the condition of being void in spirituality. This is utterly wrong. It is true that when a person has physical needs he will not have his focus on the need of the soul. This is why a person should have bodily satisfaction (sex) prior to the need of the soul (spirituality). In spirituality, there are no physical needs or physical requirements.
When the soul was created in the world, it did not have the need for sex because soul does not have senses. Senses are present in the physical body and the soul has sense from one to five. Senses like food, sleep and sex do not have any other work while through the human body (six senses) liberation is possible.
There is a big difference between the end result of sex and spirituality. Sex is a physical experience that can be enjoyed only for a limited time while the experience of spirituality is sublime. Spirituality is a void that contains knowledge of the universe. People who want to have sex and want spiritual progress too can neither live their life nor live spirituality.
Spirituality means not being dependent on any action, object, person or rules. Spirituality means focusing on the formless and void. A place, time or rules might have importance for a person. To possess the knowledge of void and for karma(s) to become (reduce to zero) is spirituality.
Secret of Salvation/Liberation
Salvation holds a great deal of significance in almost all religions of the world. It is believed that there is nothing greater than Salvation of the soul. So much so that Salvation is considered to be the only goal of human life. Every human being strives for Salvation after death so that he is released from the never ending cycle of birth and death. Man does not want to be born as an animal, insect, bird and other organism. So he strives for Salvation. It is worth pondering if the desire for Salvation in human form evokes disgust for other living species.
Most of the people who want Salvation fear worldly sufferings. They do not want to experience the same sufferings the second time. They fear being born in one of the 84 million life forms. But how can they attain Salvation on the basis of fear. We all know that Salvation cannot be achieved by fear. Some people take keen interest in god, peace, bliss, love and Salvation. They try to understand the mysteries of Salvation. Their success depends on how well they use their knowledge.
- What is Salvation?
- When do you get it?
- Who gets it?
- Why is there a need for Salvation?
These questions give rise to fear because all the information available on Salvation is incomplete. But this does not imply that we can never find the right answers to our questions. All the answers are available but all we need to do is look for them. What is born must die. This is the rule of nature. Similarly, if there is a question, there is an answer too. But the answers are shrouded in secrecy. If everyone becomes privy to the secrets of Salvation then human beings will have one less thing to do in life and it will become difficult for them to spend their time and their life. This is one reason why Salvation has been kept a secret. The fact that there is no information about the birth of the soul poses a question mark on Salvation because it is a common notion that the soul is never born.
- If soul is not born, how is Salvation possible?
It is because of this incomplete information that the common man thinks he does not deserve Salvation! They assume that Salvation is only for those who are special and those who go to religious places. On the contrary, Salvation has got nothing to do with religion. Salvation is related only to the soul. Religion is for the world. But there is no religion for the soul. The soul is pure. It does not need to be purified by any ritual. Religion is a means to keep the mind busy. Religion is not meant to create fear in the soul. Religion teaches bonding while spirituality teaches detachment/ separation. They are opposite to each other. Here we need to understand that those who want Salvation in religion will never attain it while those who want worldly pleasures in spirituality will only taste failure. There can be no Salvation without giving up religion and no spirituality without giving up worldly pleasures. A human being should make good use of religion and spirituality depending on his needs.
During ancient times, some people must have brought religion and spirituality together for their selfish motives or out of need or helplessness. So it became difficult to discern the difference between religion and spirituality. As a result, it gave birth to fear and illusion. People suffering from the malaise of this fear and illusion can be seen in every house. We all know about the business of spirituality, peace, bliss and god that is going on all over the world. This business relies on worldly problems, needs and helplessness to create fear among people.
Every religion has some element that is not right in another religion. For instance, eating meat is acceptable in one religion while it is unacceptable in some other religion. It is evident that people have created rules in religions for their own convenience and needs. Religion has been used as a trump card to make people abide by baseless beliefs. Religious people are cowards. They constantly fear committing sins and try not to hurt anyone. They believe that they will be punished after death. We have been told time and again that sinners will be burnt in hot oil and so on. We must ask people who make such statements if the soul will be burnt by the hot oil. They say that only the physical body feels heat and cold. Things like fire, water and air do not have any effect on the soul. So who will put the soul (which has already left the physical body) into the hot oil after death? And how will the soul suffer? Only the physical body will suffer. If after death, one soul is Yama, the god of death and the second soul is the person, how will one soul catch the other soul and punish it when both the souls are wind. We describe the soul as a ball of wind and a bubble of water.
Let us try and understand certain things from a logical point of view. These things create a sense of fear and illusion in the mind of the ordinary human being.
Salvation and Interest
It is an unquestionable truth that every action in this world is performed for personal interest. Nothing in this world is done without an element of interest. Devotion, charity, service, charity, love, everything is done for some personal interest. Such things are done with the hope to avoid the fruit of past actions or for a comfortable life in next birth or achieve Salvation. But interestingly it is also said that any action done out of self interest is useless. Such actions do not yield any fruits. And there is no action which does not bear fruit. Ordinary people are dumbfounded. They do not know what do to and how to do. Whether they should even perform any action and even if they perform action why should they if they are not going to get any fruit. Everyone wants to unravel the mystery of god, action and Salvation. But we get so busy with our day to day life that we do not get enough time to understand these mysteries. And those who have time do not know how to use their time properly. People have no choice but to spend their lives trying to fulfil their interests of the present and live in the fear of the future.
Some individuals with vested interest capitalise on fear to fool people. These strategies work for giving and listening to sermons and to distract the mind. But our life revolves around our needs. Human beings will not be motivated to do anything if there is no personal gain. And if they do not get desire to work, this world will not function. It is said that we should stop desiring. But then we will not get a desire for Salvation either. So why will people accept religion. If there was no need for desire in the world, why would it be present? You should definitely have desires. But your desires should not harm another person. Desire is a medium adopted by nature to ensure that the world keeps functioning on its own.
Salvation and Heaven and Hell
The definition of Salvation according to religious people is the attainment of heaven by the soul and Salvation is attained only by walking on the path of dharma (righteousness). But it is also said that both heaven and hell are on earth. If heaven is on earth, then which heaven does the soul go to after Salvation? This is also a serious question. People overlook such questions due to lack of correct knowledge. And those who preach also do not have knowledge of the truth. Every person believes that he will attain Salvation only through the knowledge he has received because he has been told only that much. Another infallible truth is that you do not attain god or Salvation by betraying yourself. It remains debatable whether the person who delivers sermons to ordinary people will attain Salvation himself. When a person is not certain of Salvation, how can he show the path of Salvation to others?
Salvation and Worship
OK, let us for a moment assume that there is a heaven where liberated souls reside. This implies that all divine souls (that we worship and revere) dwell in that heaven because they have attained Salvation. We also believe that once the soul reaches heaven, there is no rebirth on earth because Salvation is attained after millions and millions of births. In which heaven do the liberated souls live? And if heaven is in the sky, can the divine souls come to earth.
An ordinary person remembers divine souls every minute with the faith and expectation that he can please the divine souls through worship, devotion, meditation, sacred chants and prayers and they will do the work for him. Some people even go to the extent of claiming that divine souls came themselves to do their work. But if divine souls have to come to the rescue of countless people on earth it implies that they did not experience any bliss or happiness in heaven because all their time is spent doing odd jobs for millions of people all over the world. God and divine souls are nobody’s servers that will come to do your job. It is the result of a person’s own actions that determine the possibility or improbability of any work. It is also said that god is omnipresent in everything. But then how can you have suffering and problems where god is there. These ideas are just a way of betraying yourself. Such beliefs are a result of a person’s needs, helplessness and ignorance.
Man has the habit of being dependent on others. That is why every time he feels physically, mentally or financially weak; he resorts to a name, form, statue, picture etc for help and solace. When man has no faith in his fellow human beings and when he has no alternative, he turns to religion. This way he manages to kill time and also feels that one day a divine force will descend to do his work. But when such things don’t happen, then his faith weakens and his patience wears out. This is the time for Salvation from worldly sufferings becomes his main target. The thought of Salvation of the soul does not come to his mind. Man’s loss of faith and hope from religion is helpful in his quest to know, worship and look for the Almighty/Nirakar (formless).
Salvation and Soul
It is believed that after the death of the gross physical body, there is no relationship of the soul to any worldly person or object. Bodies have relationships. Souls do not have relationships. If any soul comes close to a living person, then that soul is called an evil spirit and it is considered inauspicious as such spirits keep struggling and harm people. All the spirits that roam the world are afflicted by vices such as greed, lust, avarice, arrogance, love, disgust etc. All these vices end only with Salvation. This also indicates that no divine soul comes to earth when we pray to them. They are living blissfully in heaven. They have attained Salvation. And if any divine soul descends on earth to do some work on behalf of a human being then it means that soul has not attained Salvation. If the souls that are roaming the earth without a physical body and Salvation are called evil spirits and if they are considered inauspicious to be in a place or with a living person then why do we say that divine souls perform our tasks for us. I leave it to the reader to discern. Anything that happens to us is dependent on our actions. We have to improve our actions if we want to avoid the fruits of our actions instead of seeking forgiveness.
Salvation and Action/Karma
Everybody agrees that everything is dependent on our actions and their fruits. When divine souls are not spared the fruits of actions, how can ordinary souls attain Salvation by avoiding the fruits of actions? People are fooled by the dream of Salvation from pain and suffering because nobody wants to suffer or face problems. It is also believed that tasks of millions of people are performed by the grace of divine souls and they are worshipped. It is also said that god dwells in every living being. If this is true, then there is no need to worship any other divine soul because the soul naturally becomes divine where god dwells.
Salvation and Knowledge/Gyan
It is necessary to walk on the path of knowledge for Salvation because without (divine) knowledge, it is impossible to have true knowledge about god, Salvation and fruits of actions. There is devotion and faith in worship. This helps us to connect with god.
Knowledge is essential to perform actions so that a person knows the fruits of the actions of the mind and actions of the soul. A selfless guru is needed to acquire knowledge, a guru who helps one to get divine insight into god and Salvation.
Salvation and Forgiveness
A person has to bear the fruit of his actions. Without the fruit, the lifespan of actions do not end. Another misconception is that seeking forgiveness mitigates the fruit of wrong action. Trapped in this notion, millions of people resort to forgiveness. If you perform an action, you have to be ready for the fruit. One action leads to another action. When a person seeks forgiveness, his own energies work in such a way that he gets the courage to face any worldly challenge or problem. This is a mental phenomenon because we have the habit of being dependent on others. That is why forgiveness gives us strength. We all know how many people get forgiveness as an answer when they seek forgiveness.
Salvation and Blessings
Blessings hold a lot of significance and glory in the world. Anyone who has blessings in his life will never experience any suffering. And even if problems come, they will resolve themselves on their own. It is believed that the blessings of gurus and elders yield maximum benefit. That is why people help others from time to time with the expectation of being blessed. But not everyone’s blessings are effective because it depends on the one who wants the blessings, who gives the blessings and his desires etc. Blessing is also a medium of god to bear the fruits of actions.
Salvation and God/Almighty
Ordinary people are confused about soul being a part of god. They are flooded with questions like ‘how can god, who is formless, have a part and how this part called soul come into the body’. Nobody tells us where god is. We are told god is in every atom and every particle and in every living organism. Most people are satisfied with this explanation because they neither have the time nor the alternative to think seriously about it. Why do we have vices like greed, lust, ego, envy where if god resides in us. Isn’t god supposed to be bereft of such vices? We have been told that it is with god’s influence that we can get rid of our vices.
Salvation and Vice
It is said and believed that lust, anger, greed, ego are vices that make Salvation impossible. Most people believe that if these vices are present in man then Salvation is not possible. But if we think about this from a spiritual point of view, we will see that vices like lust, anger, greed and ego have nothing to do with the soul because all these vices end where the physical body ends. The body that is in the soul is shaped by its needs and there is a difference in the nature when the body changes. How can god and vice coexist? The soul is considered to be supremely pure. There is no question of the soul being tainted by vices. All our vices are dependent on the needs and compulsions of our physical body. I am of the view that no physical union should take place without the express consent of the opposite sex but the act is necessary. It is not right to crave for sensual pleasures. Physical union should be need based. Similarly, if there is no anger, greed, lust or ego, how the soul will enjoy the fruits of actions. There is always a reason or an excuse in the world to enjoy the fruits of one’s actions. It is necessary to have vices in the body to experience the fruits of actions. If man was devoid of virtues and vices, actions and their results would not exist either. In reality, what we call vices is also a medium to experience the results of our actions.
Salvation and Man
Human from is considered to be the best form of life on earth because Salvation is possible only in human form. Even gods and goddesses are said to crave for human form because human form allows you to serve, pray and donate. No other animal can do this. This also means that all divine souls who use their divine powers and energies to stay in this world and for the well being of others do not get any results of their actions and they do not have to crave to be born again. If souls live in heaven after death why does it need to come to earth? And why does it go back even if it comes. Atheists are much better than religious people who make a mockery of god. If atheists are not earning merit, they are not committing sins either. I am not saying that you should not have faith in god. But you must think what kind of knowledge you have and what kind of knowledge you should possess. You must reflect on all that you have done in the name of god. How much of what you have done is right. Ask yourself if the aim of your life is to know, understand and attain god through the medium of knowledge or get entangled in illogical things and waste your time and life.
Salvation and Love
It is said that love is god. There is no god where there is no love. I don’t agree with this claim as I feel that it is foolish to think of attaining god or Salvation through love. Love is a need of the physical body. There is no love or hatred in the soul. Love is an act of the body and mind. Love is an experience and a sensation of the mind. Love plays a vital role in almost all relationships in the world. People use the word love to establish a relationship with god. They become emotional because they crave to see the formless in a form. But that is impossible. God was never born. So there is no question of god being in love with a human being or being visible in a form. For god, every living being and all souls is equal. God neither has love nor hatred for anyone. Every soul bears the fruits of its actions. The soul does not need love because the soul is in a state of emptiness or shunya. The word love is used in situations where there is a need or desire for physical participation.
Salvation / Liberation !
Anything that is born must die. This is the rule of nature. All visible and invisible entities in the universe have a definite lifespan. Planets, earth, mountains, rivers, animals, birds, everything in the universe die. But if the soul is a created from god then the soul must have a definite lifespan. By this logic the soul should automatically attain Salvation as soon as it completes its pre determined lifespan. So why do human beings need to fear. According to the rule of nature, all souls will attain Salvation one day or the other. Please decide whether it is right to run a business with the promise instant Salvation by misleading people by creating fear in their psyche. Decide for yourself and then chart your own path.
Salvation does not mean Salvation from the cycle of birth and death. Salvation means freedom from ignorance, fear and confusion while you are alive. People waste their precious time worrying about death and beyond. How can a person improve his future life when he cannot improve his present life? This is a big question. How can you have the right death if your life has not been right? Living a positive and fearless life should be everyone’s aim. It is possible to experience Salvation while alive if we detach ourselves from worldly relationships and objects.
It is foolish to become paranoid about Salvation. All souls will be liberated one day. It is not that Salvation is meant only for religious people. It is important for the soul to be spiritual to be liberated. When the soul is spiritual, it is separated from all worldly things while being in the body. You must reflect everyday on what you were meant to search for and what you are searching for.
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