Real Inspiring Stories
Experiences of God Realization
Previously I provided real life testimonials from readers who were practicing the techniques on the website and making progress towards health, happiness and God Realization, but in this series I will provide some truly inspirational stories of some mind blowing experience readers have written to me about.
One of the great blessings and privileges of running a large spiritual blog is that I get to befriend some truly remarkable people, whose experiences and life stories are not just astonishing, but also incredibly inspiring and enlightening. With their permission I am honored to share with you the great insights they have acquired and I hope you are as equally encouraged by these testimonials as I am.
One of the key challenges in spiritual progress, is to keep going and see it through to the very end, and to help us stay on the path, such inspiring people and inspiring stories are very helpful. All I can say after reading so many incredible tales is that life is a great mystery, and that our self-indulgent, endlessly busy mind only sees a very small fraction of the great wonder that this Universe holds. I can also say that the more I realize, the more I am awed by the unfathomable power and grace of God.
The experience described below is from just such a friend I have made through the blog, who thankfully takes the time out to share with me some of the sights and sounds of his spiritual journey.
How special is he? He will say he is not special, only God is. How do I know this? When I asked him if I should credit him with the quote, his reply was the following:
There is no need to use my name for the article because God deserves all the credit. He is all and He is in all, nothing is separate from Him.
Not even a single breath belongs to us, we are alive and the whole creation is running due to His grace.
But sadly most of us have forgotten Him because we are so busy with our little "I".
Forget his story about God Realization, that reply in itself is inspirational . In any case, below you find a description of some true spiritual experiences that my friend has generously shared with us. His real life story is full of great insights and below the excerpt, I highlight some of them in the summary section.
My friend writes:
Since my spiritual practice I have progressed well and wanted to share with you one of my spiritual experiences during meditation. I hear the sound "OM" coming from my heart chakra, sometimes during and after meditation I feel tremendous happiness without any reason and I am in that blissful state for hours or days.
During meditation I become thoughtless. There is no thoughts, no mind, no physical body and there is me who is just an awareness watching the whole process. I see that I am not the body and mind, and that my own personality is just a fake illusion of mind and ego.
One of the most interesting experiences I had was that one day during meditation first I started to see some white and golden lights in my forehead. After that the lights where everywhere. Then a very beautiful and radiant lady appeared before me and her presence was very peaceful.
She looked like an Indian deity but I could not recognize her then she chanted some mantras and at that moment my state of consciousness was pushed to a very high state. Its difficult for me to explain in words that high state of consciousness, only through experience one can understand it.
When I was in that high state of consciousness I could see the whole universe as me. I could feel that the whole universe and every living being is part of me. I was every animals, insects, mountain, plant, water, sea etc. Practically I was part of everything.
During that high state of consciousness I realized that I am immortal. I am not the body or mind, I am Atma all transcending eternal being.
This experience has changed and taught me many things. Now I have a lot of respect for every living being and there is no fear of death.
In this world, people run after their desires like money, name, fame etc. And the list of their desires is endless. Even if a person achieves their material goals, after a little time he becomes unhappy like before and wants more and more.
People don’t realize that desires will only lead to more suffering and unhappiness.
We all know that when we come and go from this transitory world we never take with us the material things, name, fame etc. So why are we running behind all these things which will perish with time. The root cause of all this is our desires and attachments, which are created by our own mind.
It is very true that the mind creates bondage and also, the mind leads one to true liberation. But for that one has to bring the mind under control with arduous spiritual practice and the most important thing is the purest longing to realize God. Only then God will reveal himself to that soul.
We should all give thanks to God for giving us the greatest gift of life because now we are born like human beings. Who knows how many incarnations we have to go through before taking birth as a human being and so we should use this life very wisely.
I bow to the lotus feet Lord for bestowing his grace upon me.
Om Namah Shivaya
True Inspirational Story Highlights:
I don’t know what not to highlight from the above note . It is so packed with wisdom and inspiration that it is hard to pick and choose. But, in any case, here are some points from the experiences that are worth reiterating.
1. Witnessing Consciousness:
Develop your witnessing consciousness, be constantly Mindful. Learn to simply be a witness to all that is taking place. I have written about this many times, most recently in the article Shri Ramana Maharishi Teachings on Meditation. In my view, this is the most important spiritual practice of all.
2. Live in Peace and with Compassion:
This is something you can aspire to, regardless of whether you have mind blowing enlightenment experiences or not. Respect all of life and please stop fighting with each other. This whole world is yours. It is a integral part of you. It is you.
The following 3 article delve into this more deeply. But for starters, live in peace.
3. God Realization – Self Realization:
The greatest blessing one can have is an abiding passion for the Truth or God. If you have this, you have all you need to fulfill your purpose on Earth.
More on the importance of this passion in the following article:
As my friend points out clearly above, the root cause of all suffering is desire and attachments, and there are no end to desires. So evaluate how you wish to spend your energy and time in this precious life God has blessed you with.
The articles below discuss this topic further:
The reason I have started this series is to help inspire you and keep your passion for God Realization burning bright. I hope you find it motivating and stay tuned for more true stories from readers just like you.
If you have some stories of yours you would like to share, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.