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?