Spiritual Outsourcing

zoya's picture

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

You can outsource your administrative tasks, your call center, your software development. Why can't you outsource your spiritual effort?

Well, you can. If you think about it, this is the sort of thing you do when you get a guru.

According to analysts, in order for any outsourcing to be successful, the outsourcer must possess the following qualities:

* Ability to trust others
* Ability to give up being the doer and instead focus on results
* Ability to release control over the process
* Sustained commitment
* Ability to cope with risks
* Being sensitive to cultural differences

Do you think you meet these criteria with regrad to your spiritual sadhana?

Most of us do not in spite of what they say and think about themselves.

If you think you are one of the rare few who do, then go and find a guru and outsource to him your spiritual sadhana.

Like with any other type of outsourcing, you will most probably find your spiritual outsourcing provider in... India.

atlantis's picture

Outsourcing criteria

I agree about the criteria. It applies also in "spiritual outsourcing" :-)

And btw when you outsource business to India, you shouldn't trust anybody. Based on experience.

atlantis | Mon, 10/12/2009 - 18:06
mbnarayana's picture

God gave birth to man to

God gave birth to man to achieve Him(god)each by himself. Anybody can achieve god if he is sincere in his efforts.Through vigorous sadhana only we can pave way to achieve god.All this has to be done individually.No out sourcing buisiness

mbnarayana | Tue, 10/13/2009 - 08:19
Tania's picture

When you want fruit, you grow a tree for 10 years?

"God gave birth to man to achieve Him(god)each by himself."

By himself? How do you know that this is the specific wish of god?

When you want fruit, you grow a tree for 10 years or go to the market?

When you want to go to the other side of the ocean, you do it by foot alone for 20 years or are you assisted by a trained pilot?

When you need to learn to drive a car, do you try it by yourself and most probably end up in hospital or rather you ask for the assistance of an experienced trained driving teacer?

And then when dealing with the most important thing, spiritual growth, you suddenly insist on reinventing the wheel.

Opening to a guru or spiritual authorities is difficult. Ego fights, our introversion raises its head but if we put aside the ego and fears, it turns to be like buying fruit in the market or consulting a technical expert. Do not worry, no one will force you to do anything, the control will always remain in your hands.

Tania | Tue, 10/13/2009 - 10:24
Gilana's picture


As an administrator who used to outsource work, I understand the process as: finding an experienced and qualified professional to do the work.

Can't outsource spiritual work because the only the one who does the work gets the understanding. Guru doesn't do your work for you. Guru provides expertise to correct your course and help you as you do the work.

Paraphrasing Swami Premodaya: It's good to have others on the path with you, but nobody can go for you. You have to go.

Gilana | Wed, 12/30/2009 - 07:11