Today I have a person who took us through the journey to the inner most realms of spiritual enlightenment. Author of the three- book series on spirituality, Gian Kumar
Welcome to the interview
Q Did you miss life in India while in Burma?
I left Burma during the age 8 years, came to India and went straight to a boarding school in Mussoorie to do my schooling. Thereon I did B.Com (Hons) from New Delhi and after passing out started my own business.
Q Do you feel that science failed in explaining the reality of spirituality?
Science needs evidence for all that it declares, which changes as per time and latest research. The truth declared scientifically as evidence too accordingly changes. However, Spirituality does not provide any proof of its truth in what it declares, remaining the same for that is the job of science whether to prove or not. Science is the study of the external objects where everything is dissected to prove its physical existence. Spirituality is the inner subjective science where all is complete as One and in totality but remains separated in physical existence into dichotomies for life to experience and realize God and the Devil.
Q Is it possible to reach an interim position between science and reality?
The closest science has come to explaining reality is what you observe. Though many scientists after taking inspiration from Upanishads (details given in my books) formulated the Theory of Quantum Mechanics exactly on what was said thousands of years before, ‘all that exists is only one and not two’. On the same lines science today claims that in the ultimate reality all that exists is what we call as energy, which can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, science and spirituality complement and are not opposed to each other.
Q Do you feel that contentment is necessary before starting the spiritual pursuit?
No! In worldly existence if you are contended then you stagnate. In spite of attaining all that you desire there will always be something amiss. Spirituality is the only subject whether you are young or old, which provides completeness. Spirituality begins when your mind becomes curious to know what life is all about? It provides you the inner secrets of knowing, experiencing and realizing the mystical mysterious spirit enabling one to know ‘who, what and how you are’. Both worldly and spiritual can exist together as long as there is an attitude of righteousness in materialistic and sensuous comforts.
Q Is it possible to reach the level of awareness if we are facing personal problems?
Awareness is the only total and real-life answer to all your anxieties, sufferings and problems in physical existence. You simply need to watch and observe your personal problems with truthfulness and alertness without allowing any selfish thoughts to interfere and you will see how the divine awareness shall grace and embrace any situation.
Q I am still amazed by the chapter ‘Power of Zero’. How did it happen?
Energy remains un-manifested as dark energy comprising 96% of the universe. Brahman, shunya , nothing, everything or zero are all the same lying in this emptiness of nothing. The cosmic energy unless and until it manifests with the mind remains nothing or zero as universal energy but changes to awareness in the mind to enable you to perceive existence. Truth, God and everything are just concepts designed by the mind, there is just aliveness in the dance of the particles and waves of cosmic energy to make you feel you are somebody. The story begins with the light from the Sun falling upon our planet Earth originating life into matter for that awareness to experience and realize existence. So we come from nothing or zero and go back into nothing.
Therefore, there is both something and nothing in the ultimate form as the absolute energy. On manifestation it is something, un-manifested it is nothing. There is no now, there is simply this, as it is in the spaceless, timeless, limitless expression of the infinite spirit, signifying nothing as everything. There is no awakening, liberation moksha or nirvana. All that is there is only this, as it is, telling us that nothing is every thing as pure intelligence energy, alive in the form of awareness in order to present you the cosmic dance, joke or drama of what we call existence.
Q Is it possible to feel the oneness during the loss of loved ones? Won’t we approach the duality in such situations?
Duality is the cause for us to choose and discern what we desire in self-interest. This gives us the cause for self-identification where we become attached to the ones whom we desire as the loved ones in pure selfishness. When we are selfless our love flows unconditionally for everyone as one and this oneness is the absolute totality. Oneness is who and what we are, in duality we are for our separated selves and for the exclusive loved ones. Therefore oneness is a vision, our absolute reality, which we should try to come closer as far as possible otherwise the degree of anxiety suffering in emotional drama will persist to exist.
Q Do you think that western literature about spirituality mislead people?
No western spiritual literature today is becoming more authentic on the subject of spirituality than the East. Even though spirituality originated in India, we are fast losing its depth and gravity because of aligning this subject with religion, dogmas, rituals and fables. The westerners even today keep learning this subject from us and apply the same in its true perspective and clarity.
Q Apart from books, are you planning to start any ventures to help people attain the oneness?
The oneness is who and what we are, the rest is all illusions of the mind. There is nothing to attain, but can only be experientially realized from our own acts and deeds in godliness. Those who preach of attaining oneness are more into spiritual business rather than in spirituality.
Q How do you write? Is there any particular time or day?
Whenever the spirit within awakens to share the message of oneness.
Oneness is more of an experience and no amount of words can suffice its purity. Love, God, truth, reality and oneness are all experiences being the absolute but it gets distorted with dualities in the mind, when these are expressed into words.
Q How was your publishing journey? What are your thoughts on writing a book series.
Yes! I am writing and wish to publish more books in the near future to send the message on this contemporary pattern, which I know and follow. My next books are also on a trilogy of three.
This is not it. Gian Kumar fans have more enlightenment awaiting. An article from him would be a cherry on the cake. Wait for the magic....
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