What is our Goal

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Average: 3.5 (4 votes)

We are guided in our life by our inner beliefs and desires. One way of being aware of them is to bring them out to our consciousness. Now as regards our spiritual life nothing is more important than setting a Goal. The aim that we have set for ourselves will determine the outcome.

It is not necessary for all to have one goal. A devotional person may want to deepen his faith and surrender to the divine or Guru. That may be his goal. But for those of analytical mind a different approach of gnosis ( Gnostic) would suit more.

To a person with pragmatic bent of mind and greater body awareness path of Hatha Yoga may be more suited. He must then set his goal accordingly and discussions about non-dual awareness will be of not much use to him.

So in short there is no correct or only approach. All must thus carefully look inward or observe and find out the path best suited to his or her temperament and set an aim accordingly.

leo's picture

Goal is the hypocrite opposite to spirituality

If you have a goal then it is not spirituality. If you have a goal it means that you are fighting with reality, it means that you have an agenda, it means that you do not surrender, it means you do not truly acknowledge that what you know is a tiny speck of the metaphysical. If you have a goal then it is not spirituality. Actually, it is the farthest thing from spirituality. Even the thief and the rapest are more spiritual than you, they, at least, are honest with themselves and their motives.

This does not mean that having a goal is wrong. Do have a goal: being happier, for example. But do not call it spirituality.

But if you do want to immerse in spirituality, abandon all your goals and wishes. Can you? Be honest with yourself and answer that. Can you? Can you cope with the confusion, boredom and nothingness left when you throw your goals? If you feel you cannot then work on that, observe that inability, do not dismiss this inability - it is all you have now to work on. All the rest is just an entertainment for our mind and it includes almost anything we do.

leo | Sat, 02/13/2010 - 14:04
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I appreciate you showing me a mirror. Since when did joejo ( self ) claim to be spiritual. I want to distance myself from this guy. Moreover I have realised that till it stays its not going to change its basic behaviour.

Why not throw the dog a proper bone and let him have a wholesome meal.

joejo | Sat, 02/13/2010 - 14:18
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Our Goal

It seems that having a goal in temporal life is all right but its a big no no when it comes to spiritual life. Now I think its totally fallacious to divide life in such neat divisions. We remain the same person in our meditation chamber or in bed. Spiritual life demands a far more integral approach and exercise of all our faculties. If we have reached a stage where we live life by the moment in our daily life and do not think of the morrow then its understandable, else lets do a reality check and find out our true motives.

Defining the Goal helps us discover our motives and brings clarity.

joejo | Sun, 02/28/2010 - 08:11
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Stress management.


Quantum | Wed, 02/02/2011 - 08:49