What is the most important barrier in Realizing Self

There were two aspects to practice of spirituality that people find difficult in practice.


1. Indulging in nishkama karma yoga which means indulging in karma with an unattached attitude. Most human beings ran after fruits of karma indulged. Most have a family. In the circumstances, why should one not care about fruits of karma indulged? It was necessary to maintain the family.


For a traveler of spiritual path, anything worldly was not important, not even the family. To progress spirituality one has to cut all attachments to the ephemeral world in totality. This includes attachment towards parents, brothers and sisters even close relatives and friends.


This is where most faltered. In general it is noticed cutting roots of Moha (extreme emotional attachment) is the most difficult of all operations necessitated in journey of spirituality. If we can do it, we can successfully complete our spiritual journey otherwise not.


2. Even before indulgence in spirituality we require mastering contemplation (chintan), the art of indulging in scriptures. Unless we indulged in contemplation nothing in scriptures become clear. The hidden underlying meaning of sacred texts is reached only by indulging in contemplation. There was never a shortcut path to indulging in spirituality.


In my 55 years of spiritual travail I have yet to find a person indulging in contemplation (chintan) all the time.


The best part of my life is, my two granddaughters aged 7 and 10 have effectively started their indulgence in contemplation. In the last meeting I had with my seven-year-old granddaughter, she pointedly said in the next meeting we are going to discuss about kundalini, so be prepared. Wow!

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