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.
It is important for the human race to know of its beginnings. Unless we peek into our glorious pasts, we shall never be able to revive our true spirits. The word Aryan, has a lot to do with our true inner character. We have, unfortunately, with the passage of time, gone into a stage of forced unconsciousness. In order to discover the true depths of human possibilities, it is important to revive within us, the glory of our ancient “seers”.
Most important in the path of Karma Yoga or even Jnana Yoga is the act of renunciation. There are do’s and don’ts for the success of any process. If the do’s of the path of action and path of knowledge have to work , it is necessary that the don’ts have to be followed. In the path of Yoga, renunciation is the basis on which the whole system of Yoga shall be rendered effective.
Understanding spirituality and identifying a truly spiritual person are two sides of the same coin. Spiritual Experiences is not a guarantee to spiritual insight. There is more to it than meets the eye.
Maya, if understood can open up new avenues. The spiritual world is not an imaginary conception but a reality, if we are take sadhana seriously. Understanding spirituality through Bhakti Yoga, can open the spiritual world for us.
Most of us are looking for a purpose in life and head the wrong way. Just as an appliance has a manual for correct use, so does life have one.