Preaching appears to be a regular feature in modern forms of religion and spirituality. Religion and Spirituality can prosper through teachings and hand-holding, when there are seekers and interested people who want to know Reality. But preaching is the negative aspect of Guidance where flare is used as a selling and influencing mechanism to attract larger crowds using religion as a pretense. Preaching has less to do with spirituality and more to do with pomp and gimmickry.
Mental health is vital for smooth functioning of life and for the highest attainment of life that is god-realization. However in the modern world, there are many fundamental aspects of the mind ways that are considered normal but which are far away from normal. The 4 defects need to be understood and corrected by accepting suitable mental and spiritual discipline, if we are to progress towards the highest reality.
It is important to understand what choices we need to make so that we may enter a domain of eternal bliss. This material world has many options for us. However only deep intelligence can instruct us as to what needs to be done so that we attain the path of ever-lasting happiness. Karma keeps us busy all the while. However only Grace can take us out of the wheel of Karma. The means to attaining such Grace also become of paramount importance
Unless one understands the structure of the Vedic scriptures, one shall be very confused about the way in which Sanatana Dharma has been configured. It is important to understand the position of the original works of the Vedic scriptures, so as to appreciate the deep philosophy and mystery of the life process, which is documented in every detail within these works.
Medical science is a boon for the current age. However there is a certain aspect that is often neglected by almost all human beings, when it comes to applying medical science to extract maximum benefit from it. Doctors prescribe medicine, but can the doctor know all the things, all the parameters concerning the mind, our specific system, that controls our health or bodily parameters? The simple answer in “No”. This is where spiritual insight becomes an important point to consider. Spiritual insight only develops with practice of Spiritual discipline.
Serving the community, serving other people is direct service to the Self. Never mistake service as supporting others or helping others. The whole world is the Self. When one serves oneself, it is the smaller self, when one helps others without expectation, that is true spirituality.
We read the Gita a million times.. We swear by the Gita and often proclaim it to be our favourite scripture. We appreciated the Lord and sympathize with Arjuna. However we ourselves, fall short in imbibing the pivotal teachings of the Gita. Central to the theme of Gita is the concept of Exclusive surrender to the Lord. If our study of the Gita has not got us to the conclusion of exclusivity in surrender, reading the Gita is a sheer waste of time.
Understanding the mind, is an important process within the domain of spirituality. The mind functions in the same way for all individuals. The word mind, connotes that which is unreal and illusory. Hence whatever idea that the mind projects as “normal” is in reality, abnormal. This abnormality of the mind, if tackled intelligently with the help of Vedic scriptures and with the guidance of a competent spiritual master can help one take long strides in spirituality. Discussed here are two aspects of life, which the mind contorts and presents to us in an erroneous way. One must therefore, become vigilant against these false projections.
The Mystique of Kundalini Yoga, is the scientific understanding of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva represents the spirit while shakti is the energy of Shiva. When the energy represented by Shakti merges with Her source, Shiva, liberation takes place as a consequence of this union. Our entire life system is defined by the energy patterns governed by the flow of Shakti towards Shiva. It is similar to the river which beings its journey from the mountains as a drop, merging finally into the roaring ocean.