It is important to understand the science of Mind and Consciousness from a technical perspective. This simplifies the science of spirituality and shall also enable interests in people who think that spirituality is the occupation of recluses and escapists. This is far from Reality. Taking a scientific view about spirituality, one can understand the basic components that can help one get more meaning into life as a process.
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.
Unless the science behind a subject is understood, the subject remains a mystery. The subject shall always be a challenge. Unless the mind is applied, a scientific study cannot be carried out. For consciousness to participate and to get directed one requires the mind to get totally involved. It is the mind that grasps a subject. Spirituality is no different. Without the mind being applied, spirituality can never begin
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.
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.
Understanding the Gita, is an important understaking. The Gita is not a casual document, but represents the epitome, the culmination of all Worldly wisdom. Only a person who has discovered through personal experience that the world is not worth enjoying, shall develop a deep interest in this document. understanding the Path of Action and then the Path of Knowledge are the fundamental knowledge pillars of the Gita.
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.