After long time I am here with you. I was am trying to find answer; As you all know we all are very unique individual and thus may not and cannot have same experience and more particularly on spiritual path, but others experience may give us some light to stay on the path. I was trying to find answer about few questions like what way is for me, am I on right path, is bhakti yoga gyan yoga or karma yoga which one appropriate or what combination of paths; or to realize only who am I? Still trying but now I have some clarity about few initial steps and that will lead me to the goal. Thus I will b with you irregularly regular with something to know from all of you.
Let us start with
“Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah,
Sarve Santu Niramaya
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu,
Maa Kaschith Dukhabhag Bhavet
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||”
“May all be happy.
May all be healthy.
May all see auspiciousness.
May none suffer from sorrows.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.”
Let every person every being without any exception be blessed with joy happiness, health, faith, love and loving kindness.
The path of spirituality also needs courage……let us talk about basic need for developing spiritually. Some of the basic virtues are truth (non-lying) and honesty; loving kindness and non-injury; generosity and non-stealing. You must start with one virtue at time and develop that virtue in thought, words, and in action. To develop virtue
many different methods are shown by different great Gurus and you must use one
which suits to your inner nature. One of the methods I know is, first determine
which virtue you want to develop and every day sacrifice the opposite of that
virtue to supreme GOD or Lord Sun. And also ask for blessing of the virtue you
want to develop from Supreme GOD or the God according to your belief. Also express
gratitude to Supreme GOD or to your God for the blessings. You must be always
vigilant or aware about your thoughts, words and actions and if you have
burning desire for spiritual growth; in beginning you will notice that you are
many time using thoughts, words and action negative to virtue you want to
develop. Just keep check and every time say sorry to yourself for mistake and
try to avoid in future. In few weeks you will find that you are developing that
virtue in thoughts, words and in action.
The first virtue needs to be developed in my opinion is; loving kindness and non-injury.
“Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one’s whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.” Confucius
What is your opinion?
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”.
The path of spirituality also needs courage to learn unknown and you may come across many bitter truths about self from past lives and other unknown fears as delusion evaporates. This path is lone path there are many travelers on this path but all are at different point in time and space as per their spiritual development. Certainly you will get help guidance and even inspiring energy from within and from some other higher spiritual practitioner, but still you have to cover the path alone. Traveler needs lots of courage to overcome fear of unknown and temptation of martial world. And you also need constant physical, emotional and psychological adjustment.
But after some development you will find yourself safe in unknown divine hands of Supreme Being. The most fascinating thing about this path is that you are never losing.
What you gain by practice will be yours for ever. And even if this physical
aspect ends (end or death of physical body) before self-realization (salvation/moksha/liberation); in your next incarnation you will start your journey from the point where you have left. Thus if you start your journey on spiritual path be prepared to face many unknowns and even very scary occurrences. But still it leads to eternal
peace and joy. BE HAPPY IN YOUR PRESENT; WHATEVER IT MAY BE.