Spirituality is not a part time job.

vsrinivasan1879's picture

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Spirituality is not a part time job. It is 24*7*365 days one.We normally consider that if a person is not good for anything or if one has retired from his service and to pass the time spirituality is taken up. What can you expect from them. They will neither understand any thing clearly nor their physical and mental body will permit them to learn.With whatever relative knowledge they can gather they will try to teach such half baked knowledge by posing as guru and demand respect rather than to earn them. If one thinks of taking the path of Spirituality then without wasting anytime should take it as 24*7*365 days service.

sisi's picture

Worse case: full time job in neutral

You are right! It sometimes seems that spirituality can serve as some entertainment or a hobby (not that it should not be an enjoyable activity). In order to be effective and transformative even in terms of simple mental advancement, spirituality must be taken seriously and totally.

One of the fine problems is when one who "passes his time" in spirituality, as you term it, but he does it 24*7*365. Full time job in neutral.

To the person it seems as if he is total but actually his totality is only in terms of time. Unless someone else gives him the feedback and unless he is open enough to receive feedback, he will be stuck in that state.

sisi | Thu, 10/08/2009 - 15:21
mbnarayana's picture

Spirituality is not even

Spirituality is not even full time job.Full time leads to total renunciation from the world.Then what about the wife and children?Let them go to dogs?In my perception I agree with the state ment SAMADHI IS THE SIMULTANEOUS CONCIOUSNESS IN ALL PLANES.
A mother places certain dolls before her child and makes her self busy with her house hold activities,keeping an eye at the baby.A seeker should be like the mother cited above.Sadhana and samsara must go paralell.Not one by one

mbnarayana | Sun, 10/11/2009 - 08:11
enlight's picture

fulltime is not necessarily renunciation

Aren't the wife, children and even the dogs part of maya?

Anyway, fulltime does not necessarily means renunciation. You can do whatever you usually do just with presence and connectedness to the beyond (or rather with awareness to that connectedness that is always there).

enlight | Sun, 10/11/2009 - 08:21
stillness 1's picture

Spirituality isnt a job, it

Spirituality isnt a job, it is our natural state of being.

You are the light of consciousness and also the witness of this light.
You are pure awareness.

stillness 1 | Sat, 02/26/2011 - 23:55
Isha's picture

Cutting on sleep

I would like to put a question to those who are actually enlightened or been enlightened. Enlightenment may not always be a smooth path and well it may come unexpected etc. and there is no turning back so for the best you have to push forward. I find myself that as I sleep less I rapidly become more and more spiritual. Nurturing this with meditation I feel I can come to the point of full enlightenment if I choose. Ofcourse this will involve some suffering and work. Does any one else feel this and even been through the whole process? What else do you evaluate from your experiance?

Isha | Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:31