The world is a wretched place to be; it is literally the nesting place of misery that is spun together with the deceitful and yet beauteous strands of illusion that we call reality. Often at length in this world we see that our desires lead us down a winding path of unending possibilities. Often we see that the journey that we lead on this path leads us a great amount of despondency and torment; and yet somewhere at the end of it all we are left with little satisfaction within ourselves at the thought of achieving all that we have aspired to this day. The art of spirituality aims to emancipate us from this relentless cycle of misery that is brought into play in the mystical journey of life.
Liberation or emancipation, by itself is an extremely hard goal to achieve. Rather i would go on to say that liberation or emancipation is not a goal at all; it is rather an endless journey to stay “liberated” or to stay “emancipated”. It is a state of existence that one cannot simply achieve and move on; for there is no moving on beyond that. Liberation or emancipation is the ultimate truth of life; and to know this in your heart and to imbibe this truth in your lifestyle is what realization is all about.
Realization too within itself is an endless process. We are mundane, mindless people that keep wandering like a band of misguided nincompoops. Spirituality in the very essence of its mystical origins seems like a pretty cool pursuit for anyone; however a spiritual aspirant is not necessarily a true seeker. What many of us indeed fail to understand is that there are very few of us who are in reality, spiritual seekers in the correct sense of the term. Most of us are indeed enraptured by the concept of spirituality much like being infatuated by youthful charms of beauty. At times the infatuations span across multiple masters much like a parallely copulating Casanova; or at times they are indeed focused on a single embodiment of divinity.
Point of the matter is that neither of the two states mentioned above actually mean that the aspirant is a true seeker. The reason is that very few aspirants truly understand the gist of the concept of spirituality. They are either simply enraptured by a spiritual master that they experience great bliss and unimaginable ecstasy in his presence; but yet in his demise they are left with naught but memories. Very few of such individuals are able to truly imbibe in them the qualities that embodied their master, or the divine essence that surrounded his holy spirit. Most remain human, and in absence of the divinity that they once flocked to, they often fall back into the pits of despair and despondency.
So in closing you may ask what is this one trait that truly differentiates the casual aspirant from the truly spiritual seeker. The answer my friend is the desire to evolve. Evolution is the true essence of spirituality; and not simply the obsession of a guru, a religion or an alternate way of life. It is only when the spiritual aspirant decides to beyond the many; towards the one; and finally to none, that he truly understands what it means to be spiritual. That my friends is true realization; and what follows is the state of liberation…
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