Glorification

Glorification

Aadishri Arun

Glorification

Glorification

What is glorification? Glorification is that process by which our essential self, that is trapped in cycles of Sansaar, by its karmic obligations, attains release from the layers of ignorance that have been imposed upon it, birth upon birth. The result of glorification is that this essential self that is covered under layers of illusions, finds freedom.

So great is the burden and so mystifying the illusion that no individual soul can get rid of it on his or her own. Thus Glory can be provided only by the will and grace of God.

Since glorification can happen when the individual, by his own strivings, gets rid of all illusion, ignorance and sin, it needs a fundamental transformation in the nature of the individual, who has to make life God-centric, instead of world focussed. Only then is the soul pure enough to be glorified.

Once an individual is glorified, he becomes the same as Lord Kalki, who is the provider of the Glory. Only Lord Kalki can provide Glory. Glorification is the work that God is doing on all sentient beings and the aim is to take all the chosen people into Glory. By being glorified, we, the individual souls, drop our dependence on our mortal bodies and attain a state of existence where we are eternal.

Glorification is God’s final removal of sin from the life of the saints (i.e., everyone who has to be saved). At Lord’s coming, the Glory of God — His honour, praise, majesty, and holiness—will be realised in us. Instead of being mortals burdened with sinful nature, we will be changed into holy immortals with direct and unhindered access to God’s presence, and we will enjoy Holy Communion with Him throughout eternity. In considering Glory, we should focus on Lord Kalki, for He is ever there for those obedient devotees who have unconditional love for God. The goal of believing in the Lord is not merely the receiving of forgiveness of sins, but even more it is the obtaining of eternal life. The forgiveness of sins is only a procedure; it is not the goal. But it is only by the forgiveness of sins that God can give His eternal life to us. When this eternal life is put into us, we have an organic union with Lord Kalki.

Final Glorification must await the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Lord Kalki. Until He destroys Adharma-unrighteousness, we are all burdened with sin, and our spiritual vision is distorted because of this curse.

How and when will we be finally glorified? At the last trumpet, when Lord Kalki appeared, all saints will undergo a fundamental, instant transformation. We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Lest anyone imagine that this beholding and transformation (as part of sanctification) is the work of especially saintly people, the Scriptures add the following bit of information: “For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” In other words, it is a blessing bestowed on every believer.