Atman and Paratman

Article by Girish Pai

We keep saying that God is within us.. yet in our antique scriptures we did have Lord Krishna who is the last avatar of God.
Then as per our scriptures again.. our souls have to return back to it’s ‘source’.. But who.. what is this ‘source’?..
Isn’t this an external source.. hence God himself?

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When we see the world and us….we see the entire world can be divided in two parts…..one part of that infinite world is us…our body and the world within , when we close our eyes…..the other part of the world is outside us….outside our body…..this is a reality….isn’t it…..this holds true to all human / living beings…..the world inside us has a boundary ….this boundary is our body itself…..which is limiting the world inside us……while the world outside our body is not bound with any boundaries…..it is flowing without a boundary…..

Now let us come to the world inside our body…..when we close our eyes, a different world exists altogether…..and this is the world of the atman……where this atman is the divinity of this entire inner world ….but this atman is made bound and has been confined within our body….it always wants to get limitless….cross all the boundaries and be one with the outer world…..So, the next question is, why is this atman bound within a boundary…..why is it made so limited, even though it is the part and parcel of the infinite divinity….the answer is ……this atman in made bound ….it is made a limited version….due to ignorance, loss of the knowledge that it is infinite and part and parcel of the divinity…..due to the blocked negative energies which is stored as past karmas within…..due to all the emotions of anger, fear, greed, lust, arrogance, doubtfulness……due to the ego which separates atman from paramatman……Now, the question is how to set the atman free….get it free from this limited boundary…..it can be done through Sadhana…..Janana yoga….which is erasing ignorance with knowledge…..bhakthi yoga….which gives us selfless devotion , which helps in erasing the past karmas and other negative traits…..karma yoga…through selfless actions…..which helps in erasing arrogance and other negative traits…..Raja yoga, which is yoga, pranaymas and meditation….which helps in erasing all these of the above….and facilitates the energy of the atman to move through all the energy centers and reach the sahasrar chakra to get the much awaited enlightenment by the atman…the merging of the atman with the paramatman…..breaking all the boundaries of finite and merfing with the infinite outside world, that exists outside the body…..and then the world exists as one for that atman….beyond the limited boundary of the body….all avatars came from this world which is infinite , existing outside the body or the boundary of atman…..which is paramatman…..

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Atma is like a drop of water and Paramatma is like an infinite ocean….so how much ever drops is taken from the ocean, ocean doesnt gets empty……also reverse is true….how much ever drops are added to ocean, ocean never becomes full, as it is an infinite ocean….

Avatars come as drop from the infinite ocean in the purest form….
Atma or also called as Jeevatma are not pure…they are impure contained with past karma…..there is no question of deciding on which pure drop….as all drops are same in its purest form…there is no differentiation among the drops of ocean…they combine to be one…..they form one consciousness….which is divine / god consciousness….which scriptures call it as the source…..jeevatma are the impure drops which are differentiated from each other and the differentiatingg factor is the ego….which divides atma from paramatma and differentiates itself as different from paramatma….

When we sleep, the cosmic energy flows in us to provide the source of energy……that is in our deepest relaxing state….the universal cosmic energy flows in and out of our body , when we are more receptive and we are more receptive when we are at deepest relaxed state…during sleep and during meditation….the cosmic energy is the energy belonging to the paramatma…..hence the enlightened say…..ocean in a drop and drop in an ocean…..all of us, the entire universe is drowned in the ocean of paramatma and jeevatma can allow the paramatma’s divine cosmic energy to flow inside its boundary only if it is receptive…
the core of jeevatma has the purest form of paramatma inside….all the bad karmas which makes the jeevatma impure are contained in the manomaya layer of jeevatma….

The core layer or the anandamaya layer of jeevatma is the purest form of the drop which is inside and doesnt get effected by impurities….it is just waiting for the ego to put conscious efforts to clear all the impurities, so that ego itself gets dissolved in the purest form of paramatma and there is no more jeevatma existing….it is only the paramatma…..This is the deepest secret revealed by the enlightened….
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