Nirvana, Spiritual Perfection, Liberation (from the karmic
shackles of the material world) — these words mean one and the same thing:
Mergence of a developed individual consciousness of man with the Consciousness
which abides in the higher spatial dimensions (lokas,
This was taught not only by Gautama Buddha but also by
Sathya Sai Baba and by
other Highest Spiritual Teachers of the mankind.
Let us note that Krishna outlined two stages of cognition of the
Nirvana: the Nirvana in Brahman (in the Holy Spirit) and the Nirvana in Ishvara
(in the Primordial Consciousness, the Creator, God-the-Father, Allah, Tao — all
these words are synonyms).
There is a wrong interpretation of the term Nirvana — as one’s
disappearance in the emptiness (void). No: it is one’s lower self
that disappears in the emptiness (see
Nirodhi), but one’s Higher Self merges into the Ocean of the Universal
Primordial Consciousness, enriching It by this.
It is for the sake of the development of individual
consciousnesses (souls) and further Merging of the the most perfect of them into
the Primordial Consciousness that the material world exists: because the
development of souls takes place with the help of their material carriers —
physical bodies. Incarnations into material bodies are necessary because bodies
are ‘factories’ for energy transformation: they transform the energies of food —
into the energy of consciousness. That is, qualitative and, to a significant
degree, quantitative growth of consciousness is possible only in the embodied
The growth of souls and Merging of the most perfect of them with
the Primordial Consciousness — this constitutes the essence of the Life of the
Absolute, Its Evolution.
Man goes to the Perfection by developing oneself in a series of
incarnations in three main parameters: Love, Wisdom, and Power. This is achieved
through ethical, intellectual, and meditative directions of self-development.
One can become closer to the Nirvana only by developing oneself
as a spiritual heart, which begins its growth from the anahata chakra. (See the
One prepares oneself to the Nirvana through long meditative
training, which can be carried out most successfully on places of power
corresponding to each meditative stage.
One’s establishment in the state of Nirvana is not an instant
act but the result of repeating entering this state many times; the process of
mastering this takes years. And even after achievement of the Nirvana in Ishvara,
there are further steps of perfecting this state. For example, putting it in
Sanskrit terms, first one masters Mergence with Chidakasha, then — with Turiya
(the difference here is not in lokas but in the fullness of one’s perception of
the Primordial Consciousness).
Let us note that Jesus Christ metaphorically called Turiya — the
Sun of God. This is a remarkable meditative image! — boundless, infinite in size
Paramatman into which merges the Higher Self of Perfect Man.
Yet this is not an end to the process of self-development: our
Highest Teachers picture even higher and more attractive prospects… (See