Many people feel that Spiritual discipline or Sadhana is not meant for people who have a lot more to see in life. Most people associate Sadhana with religion or faith. But there are valid and more important arguments that need to be considered for every individual, so as to follow a spiritual discipline pattern at the earliest. Interestingly, spirituality, common sense and pure intelligence are different names for the same facet.
Many times the Sanskrit term Seva is used interchangeably with the term Service. It is convenient to use the word Service in the English language, but this English word lacks that depth, that the word Seva connotes. It can be interesting to see and grapple the depth and the high standards of the word Seva. We should have deep reverence for the word Seva. Seva cannot happen without Bhakti. So it is important to unravel the mystery around Bhakti first and then understand the word Seva that is hand-in-glove with the word Bhakti.
Understanding the position of the great Acharyas of Sanatana Dharma is a preliminary condition for one to be accepted by the Power of the Dharma. Unless one learns and understands the high philosophy of these great world- teachers one cannot probably be qualified to enter the spiritual realm that Sanatana Dharma represents.
Spirituality is all about the soul's final destination. Our journey in the higher and lower realms of existence is our search for infinite happiness. The irony of this search is that we have been going in endless circles without finding the source of this eluding happiness.
It is important to understand the various limbs of Yoga. Unless one understands these limbs of spiritual practice, one shall not be sure or ascertained about the proper spiritual discipline that one should take up. Understanding the nature of mind and its relation to the spirit as well as the world is important. Understanding Jnana and Bhakti in that context becomes vital.
Unless one refers the teachings of the Gita, the path to our spiritual origins shall remain obscure. many times people are enamoured by spiritual experiences of ther people and regard them as someone great because of their so-called experiences of the other-world. However the Gita clearly defines the characteristics of a truly enlightened being. The Gita becomes the ultimate book of reference for the sincere seeker. Studying the Gita under able guidance can help one getting embroiled in the clasp of charlatans. Gita ithus becomes an indispensable book of reference for the true seeker.
In order to reconstruct a life of service based on a high value system, it is necessary to undertake a deep study of the lives of seers and sages who are the torch-bearers of Sanatana Dharma. Sri 108 Tatwale Baba is one such sage. His teachings are succinct and hard-hitting. If man were to even apply once principle in his own life, it shall be an examplary life.
Sages are the pivot that hold people together. They are the source which ignite the spiritual fire amongst the population. Without sages the spiritual landscape of any region shall be barren. Without them, life would not have that extra dimension, the dimension of the spirit. Unless one is blessed by a sage, it is verily not possible to succeed in spiritual life.
It is important to understand that the Gita is the mirror which reflects our very nature, the Truth of all that is. Without Gita, the living entities of Kaliyuga shall long wallow in the dirt-mire of consumerism and materialistic living. The Gita is the voice of conscience. It is the bugle that can wake up the giant within us. It is high time that we rise and listen to the song of the soul, the Gita.