One of the least necessitated on path of pure spirituality is a self realization workshop. Self realization is always an inner journey towards the spirit, consciousness existing in our heart as soul atman. Anything external could never help in journey towards self realization. Why?
Practice of spirituality towards self realization demands indulgence in contemplation (chintan) all the time, prime reason why in yesteryears accomplished sages and Rishis went to deep dense forests in Himalayas to contemplate on God Almighty in isolation all the time.
Journey of self realization is covered best when at home. It is in those silent moments one can successfully indulge in contemplation (chintan) all the time. Maharshi Ramana, the so-called architect of practice of silence all the time advocated benefits of indulging in spirituality in isolation.
Every single successful spiritual traveler till date indulged in practice of spirituality in isolation. Right from stage of Mahavira, Gautama Buddha even Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed… all indulged in sacred texts in isolation, in the confines of deep dense forests or ashrams (hermitages). The ashrams in yesteryears were a different kind than now.
Once a student entered a hermitage (ashram) even the parents were not allowed to meet the student during the entire period of stay in ashram. The tranquillity necessitated to maintain peace in ashram is the foremost of all requirements. Only then serious travelers of spiritual path, students could concentrate in contemplation (chintan) all the time.
The gurukul Parampara (the Acharya Shishya relationship) is one of the best kinds of teaching grounds that could ever be created to impart the necessitated jnana wisdom to students, seekers. On path of pure spirituality as everything came from within, the students were free all the time to indulge in contemplation (chintan) at their will. If there were confusions, queries within then the Acharya of the gurukul was always available to clarify such queries.
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For such a person state of self realization is not far behind.
I again insist going to a self realization workshop does not serve any purpose. Remaining in the confines of home we must indulge in contemplation (chintan) most of time.