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.
A Sage, is one who is the epitome of Truth. Unless one becomes capable of recognizing a sage, it shall be difficult to discriminate between what is true and what is a lie. A Sage is a personfied representation of the Vedic Scriptures. If one is able to get the association of a true sage, understanding the scriptures shall be simplified. One has to first be able to read the symptoms of a sage.
We often take life for granted. This is because we are unaware of how life operates. We do not know anything about the switch that turns life one. If we are to be in control of life, we need to know, the aspect that needs maximum attention in order that life is conducted well.