Instant Enlightenment – Other Factors

Yesterday, I discussed whether instant enlightenment was a myth or not. Summing it up in a couple of sentences, it is a gradual process that needs time, discipline and effort. Nobody gets enlightenment just because they recognize the Truth, it is much more than that. It simply is when you become the Truth. There areContinue reading “Instant Enlightenment – Other Factors”

Instant Enlightenment – Is it a Myth?

Growing up, I feel that I was always told that we can realize God in an instant, and that realizing God is the same as being enlightened or self-realized. Although, I believed this when I was growing up, when I did receive the Knowledge that was meant to give me this instant enlightenment, I didn’tContinue reading “Instant Enlightenment – Is it a Myth?”

Not everyone has to be spiritual

Is spirituality for everyone? It may be available to everyone but it is not necessary that everyone will be spiritual. When someone has found something spectacular in their spiritual journey, when they have walked a path, which has benefited them, we wish to share that with everyone we know, like we do with the latestContinue reading “Not everyone has to be spiritual”

The Seeker must become the Mystic

Wisdom has set me on fire, There is nothing to discriminate, There is no other, But the One True Self. Wisdom is one thing; the practical side is totally another ball game. In the life of a mystic, there are two journeys. One is seeking the Truth itself and the other one is action orContinue reading “The Seeker must become the Mystic”

The Struggle continues

3 months ago, a world that was full of colour turned dull, a life full of light turned into darkness in just one moment. All that remained was the observer in me – the watcher was untouched by the sadness and grief that struck my mind and my whole world was shattered. I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Struggle continues”

Enlightenment – Time is Now

Postponement The whole journey of being enlightened is something that we like to postpone. Let us get a good job first, let the children grow up, let me retire and then I can look at enlightenment. However, if we look at what the Sages said, the message is simple and that is that only thisContinue reading “Enlightenment – Time is Now”

Meditation changed my life

Meditation changed my life, in fact it became a way of life for me. It isn’t the typical, sit on the floor, cross-legged, eyes closed with hands forming a mudra type of thing. Although, if anyone watched me meditate they would see it but meditation is beyond what is seen and the only way anyoneContinue reading “Meditation changed my life”

Let’s be Practical!

Once the Guru says something, do I take it with a pinch of salt and continue with my own way? Or do I take a moment to think and act accordingly to as the Guru prescribes. We read in our scriptures, in stories like the Puranas of devotees who acted simply at the hint ofContinue reading “Let’s be Practical!”

A New Dimension

The moment I am in His presence, a dance occurs without steps, music occurs without sound, poetry occurs without words and my head bows to His feet – where all blessings are received. Bowing the head to the feet of the Spiritual Master – a sacred ritual that heightens a seeker’s spiritual experience. Why? The headContinue reading “A New Dimension”

Guru Purnima – Poem

He changed my life when I looked into His eyes, He showed me a fresh path ahead of me, Without a footstep that disturbed the dust, Nor rain and wind to rustle the trees. I stared at this Path with His wondrous Self, I looked into His eyes that smiled freely, He anticipated my doubtsContinue reading “Guru Purnima – Poem”