Ashtavakra Gita – the Enlightenment or Spiritual Wisdom
This universe has two perpetual powers i.e. spiritual wisdom and ignorance. Ignorance is for world and spiritual wisdom is for bliss. Ignorance takes the person away from jivatma and spiritual wisdom brings him closer to jivatma. Truthfulness, love, purity, uprightness, renunciation, dispassion, compassion, mercy etc. feelings are immortality.
Jivatma is not away in heaven or in Himalaya or temples but inside everybody which needs to be experienced. Jivatma is pure, serene, infallible (without defect) and not wavering. But due to clouds of thoughts and desires, jivatma cannot be seen. By clearing distractions, thoughts and desires from mind, enlightened person see the truth. He becomes observer, witness. World is based on imaginations, good or bad. All imaginations are in mind. Once curtain is lifted from mind, world appears different. Now the person can see jivatma which is unbound and free.
Realisation or experience of Jivatma (soul, self) is the spiritual wisdom, rest are information gathered from outside. Spiritual wisdom is beyond intellect and cannot be understood from books or scriptures. Intellect cannot provide solutions to different belief-systems and opinions. Hence, person aspiring for spiritual wisdom should avoid them. Just believing that jivatma is unchangeable, eternal and pure is not sufficient, realizing is necessary.
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