Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..


Here is a place to linger, to let your intellect roam. Aatmaavrajanam is being written as a progressive study and, as such, can be read like a book. Anyone arriving at any time can simply start at the very first post and work their way through at their own pace. Please take time to read the info tabs and ensure you don't miss a post, by subscribing to the blog. Interaction is welcomed. Don't be a spectator - be a participator!

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Hari Om

'Freedays' are the 'gather our thoughts' days; Q&As; a general review of the week so far…

A little prompt - direct from the scriptures.

Never can be too many reminders!

How are you all going with setting up sadhana for yourselves. Yes, offering your work up as a form of worship is certainly a sadhana. However, if your wish to move closer to the Divine State, some strict and regular morning and evening practice of japa, meditation, contemplation of the teachings and attention to the introspection is most definitely required.

Introspection? The sitting at the end of each day with a little notebook and checking against the plan to self-assess as to progress. Are you truly trying? If not, why not? It may seem 'kindergarten' but, truly, unless you can build objectivity, a distancing of the ego from the events and actions in daily life, it will be very difficult to see where improvements are truly happening, where the weak spots truly are, and whether the commitment is truly yours. 

Truly &*>

Others around may question the changes your are attempting to make. They may say your are mad. Fair enough, perhaps there is a certain, small level of the crazy required to attempt such a climb as that to Heaven. Are you madly in love with that idea? If not, why not? One must be madly attempting the exercises of sadhana chatushtaya, madly focused on the Higher, madly certain that It can be one's own.

Madly &*>

You must fall deeply in Love with the Divine in order to make all efforts to become one with It. Nothing else can motivate to the same extent as that Divine Love. You know it is deep when all else fades compared to it. Are you prepared to dive deeply? If not, why not? You may be the scientist saying 'there is no "divine"' - fine! That does not mean that you cannot search deeply within, become deeply engrossed in the subtle philosophy and find that you can be deeply attached to seeking that Ultimate Truth.

Deeply &*>

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hari OM
If what you have read has made you think, tell me why. If you are wondering, others are too, so ask that question. If you have a doubt, let it out.

Please note that only members of this blog can leave comments. You are respectfully requested to refrain from entering hyperlinks to other sites. You may otherwise find your comment deleted. Thank you for your courtesy.