”When Atma Meets Parmatma”

”A human being is indeed a Parmatma (Absolute Soul). It is possible for infinite Godly energies to arise within. The moment he has a desire; he becomes a human! Otherwise, he can acquire whatever he wants, but he is unable to do so because of impediments.”

Even though the electric current is invisible, can we doubt its existence? Similarly, we cannot doubt the existence of the self (Aatman) or soul though it is not visible. The bulb glows only when it is attached to an electric wire. Incarnations took birth only to manifest the power of self (Aatman), but don’t limit the self (Aatman) to their bodies. If we attach a current wire to 100 watts bulb it will emit light accordingly, if we attach to 1000 watts bulb it will emit light accordingly, does the current wire have any limits? Similarly, the strength of self (Aatman) is infinite and it doesn’t have any boundaries.

Atma means the self or the soul. This is what we really are—the spiritual spark inside our body—as distinct from what we mistakenly think we are—our body and mind. Generally, we think of ourselves in terms of the various labels we’ve had pinned on us—American, English, Christian, Hindu, white, black, liberal, conservative, father, mother, Jones, Smith, man, woman, or whatever. But these are only temporary tags. Time unpins them and replaces them with new ones. After all, the label is different from the merchandise.

Therefore, although atma sometimes refers to one’s temporary body, mind, or intelligence, the Atma is ultimately the eternal consciousness (the spirit, or soul) that is present within the body of every living being. This atma—higher than the senses, the mind, and even the intelligence—is most mysterious and subtle.

 “For the atma, there is neither birth nor death at any time. He does not come to be, has not come to be, and will not come to be. He is unborn, eternal, undying, and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain . . . .The Atma can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, moistened by water, nor withered by the wind. This individual Atma is unbreakable and insoluble and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, immovable, and eternally the same.

One who realizes this eternal Atma within himself—that is, one who recognizes himself to be the eternal consciousness or soul within the body—becomes a perfectly self-realized person. There are innumerable atmas, all, in essence, the same yet each eternally distinct. And above all these atmas is the Paramatma, or supreme atma—God. God, too, is distinct from all other living beings, and this distinction is eternal. God, the supreme infinite, is the complete spiritual whole, and all other living beings are infinitesimal parts of God. A living being can never “become God” any more than a drop of water can become the entire ocean.

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21 thoughts on “”When Atma Meets Parmatma”

      1. Especially the 2nd last paragraph. Thats speculation taken to another lever. I dunno how speculators deduce this. You see, 2000 years ago such statements wouldn’t have surprised me coming from a fellow being. But I am very skeptical about such stuffs. This is simply one step beyond the conceptual hypothesis of God, which itself has been such a messy affair until now. This is takes the messiness one step further. One more step and we enter the world of fantasy. Lol.

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  1. Generally, we think of ourselves in terms of the various labels we’ve had pinned on us—American, English, Christian, Hindu, white, black, liberal, conservative, father, mother, Jones, Smith, man, woman, or whatever.

    No Buddhism?
    Is this site really managed by one person? I just can’t believe that you can create good posts consistently with a short time gap, superb!

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