Sadhana is the first phase, meditation the second phase, yog the third phase. Sadhana, meditation, yog and then comes upasna (worship) and then shakti chaitanya (power consciousness) – i.e. incorporation of the absolute power of God into the human body and being completely gleeful and living perfectly the worldly life as well as godly life is the consummation of human life, but creatures can avail of and feel that perfection only after they have undergone these four phases. Every creature knows sadhana, meditation, yog, and upasna by name only, but how to experience them practically? How to get into that absolute state? How to settle Him in each and every pore of the body and how to motivate life by dissolving ‘the self’ with God the Almighty? A creature usually does not have the clue to it and therefore a Sadguru, a guide is needed in every birth and every yoni . Somewhere, devotion is so strong. It is accompanied by prayer, divinity and sacredness and there God Himself settles in the devotee’s heart and makes the creature knowledgeable with his presence and divinity. But, this form of God is very- very simple but rare and, therefore, God visits this earth in some incarnation or the other and attracts a human being towards Him by manifold manifestations. Similarly, His Holiness Shri Gurudev has established the Brahmanand Ashram, and having attained God and having Him established within his ‘inner self’ makes devotees’ life overflow with divine pleasure and grace. At our institution all creatures are provided with the clue to wholly incorporate oneself into ‘the inner self’ and sadhaks certainly get perfection, but all these processes are for spiritual power and so they require devotion, application, dedication and faith.
“ A spiritual practice is simply a practice that connects you to you.”
Being spiritual is not about religion at all – although it might mean you have a personal relationship to God, the Divine, the Universe, Allah, the Goddess, Shiva, Shakti… whatever word you like to use to describe something that is omniscient. …. Many people find connecting with nature is a spiritual experience; it makes them feel more in tune with life, and with themselves…. A spiritual practice is simply a practice that connects You to you. That is – your ego self, which is small, limited and separate from everything else, to your Higher Self, which is infinite, unlimited and connected to all that Is.