Spiritual Knowledge on its own is like a body without life (or shall I say without spirit). Books and Shaastra, without the guidance of a Guru or saint or an experienced user (actually all are Shikshaa Guru) is, without life. So, if empowered or living knowledge is desired and is to be experienced, there should be a sincere desire and daily activities which reflect a real "need" for this knowledge. This knowledge cannot be intellectualized. It has to be experienced and applied in our daily lives. When this understanding sinks in, the appropriate teacher will manifest it at the appropriate time.
Why do I say this? I just met a spiritualist. His son is an astrologer. The son is doing okay, but lacks the spiritual connection. Only because he speaks with "logic" as he understands it. The son also has some prominent locals as his clients. These clients seek predictions from time to time. So, the ego is fairly well fed. The father is unwilling to connect the son with spiritually only because of this.
When you truly seek to experience the "spiritual" or eternal love, you have to shed your logic, intelligence and what your five senses tell you. It is not impossible to learn without a Guru, but the path is very difficult and full of risks. The mind can trick you.
Everything has got a time. So also spiritual knowledge and experience. Having spiritual knowledge and experiencing it are two different things, just like knowing how to drive a car and actually driving it.
The First Principle - Whomsoever you encounter is the right one - No one comes into your life by chance, everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact represents something, whether to teach something or to help us improve our present situation.
The Second Principle - Whatever has happened is the only one thing which could have happened to us - Nothing, nothing absolutely of that which we experienced could have been any other way, not even in the least important detail. There is no "if only I had done this differently, then it would have been different." No, whatever has happened to us, is the only thing that could have happened to us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every situation in life, we encounter, is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.
The Third Principle - Each moment in which something begins is the right moment for it - Everything begins at exactly the right moment. When we are ready for it, for that something new i our life, it is there ready to begin.
The Fourth Principle - What is over is over - It is that simple. When
something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the
recent experience, it is better to let go and move on. It is no coincidence that
you are here reading this. If these words strike a chord, it is because you meet
the requirements and understanding that not one single snowflake falls
accidentally in the wrong place.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 06/09/11