Prologue Essay

2324 words - 10 pages

In this modern era, people are perplexed with the subject matter of materialism, religion and spirituality. This is an outcome of our vague perception of these important facets of life, as we are surrounded and fascinated by materialism but are still somehow attached to religion, spirituality and GOD. We also tend to miss the crucial bond between the religion and spirituality, and in this way, bound to overlook their interdependence; one can never be true religious without being a true spiritual and vice versa. Furthermore one cannot survive without being a materialistic in this cut- throat competitive world. However, it is also true that we horde wealth for our comfort but at the end of day we look for higher goal GOD, maybe for our own selfish intentions: Blessings, tranquility and salvation. Sometimes it seems that we are suffocated between materialism and spiritualism, as materialism lures us with comforts and glamour, whereas spirituality promises salvation in hazy future.
Before taking readers to the spiritual journey to find answers to the quintessential questions about our intrinsic selves and the purpose of our existence. I want to urge readers that this is my amateurish attempt as I am not an authority on these fundamental subjects –Religion, Spirituality and their interdependence. I have tried to interpret my guru Satyadevji’s teachings with my limited faculties. So please support me in my endeavor and excuse me for my mistakes.
Once Guruji mentioned during a discourse in a jam packed satsang hall, that nobody loves me, each and every person sitting in this hall want “something from me but me”, all they want is wealth, blessings or fulfillment of their worldly desires from me, but does not care for me. Shocking but true, this is in fact “the truth” we always WANT something from God but never WANT GOD.
The biggest hurdles in the pursuit of attainment of God are ego, represented by “Me” and an overbearing “You” in our lives, they drift us apart from our highest goal, our true self.
I have made an effort to solve the complex relationship between “me”, “you” and “God,” and tried to weave a relationship between these three vital forces, which consume us throughout our lives.
The conflicting approach to materialism and spiritualism has made today’s world fusion and confusion of uncertainty and contradictions, e.g. people are going to temples, making a pilgrimage and doing lots of charity, but still not following ‘DHARMA’ in true sense.
Isn’t it like attending lectures but still not learning anything?

Head start your spiritual journey…
IF YOU Ask yourself questions like “Who am I” and “what is the purpose of my life” persistently, then it is an indication that time has come to “head start your spiritual journey”, signifying that you have ripened enough emotionally and spiritually to partake this path....

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