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.
The Story of Lord Rama, especially the one described in the RamCharita Manas is an unparalleled work that is super-excellent in terms of its spiritual value. A person who undertakes the work of studying the great work, especially the one which has the purports described by the modern sage, Yug Tulsi, Ramkinkar Upadhyay, becomes an essential means towards cultivating a spotless spiritual character. It also illuminates many facets of the Ramayana, including the inner meaning pertaining to the deeper aspects of truth that is highlighted in the life our beloved Lord Sri Rama.
The story of sages cannot be complete without the story of Lord Shiva, the original sage, the master of all sages. He is the epitome of the ideal Guru. If a guru has to cultivate himself, as a giver of knowledge, then he needs to be the humble follower of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva sets the example , a prelude to the way gurus should set precedent.
Sages and Seers play a vital role in the lives of people who are at the brink of transformation. Sages are the initiators of transformations. When a person decides to seek the Truth, the first person he encounters who gives him the cues, into this exhilarating journey is the Seer. The Sage or the Seer presents milestones to the seeker and then the seeker sets off into a new journey seeking these milestones. He meets more seers who send him further ahead through their instructions. But the question is are people really interested?
The Glories of the Sages of India | Teachings of Goswami Tulsidasji | Story of Kakbhushundi in Ramcharitmanas
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.