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The Spiritualist- An insight into the real mystic.

The spiritual world is indeed a world that is interspersed with many elusive and delusive entities, both at the same time. Through the ages, mystics have associated strange supernatural powers with the spiritual world. The spiritual path is one which literally leads the man through all the experiences of life; it’s a way on which man experiences and acquires all that there is to acquire only to renounce it all in the end and walk into the sunset, with his head held high. There is a lot of spiritual wealth to be found interspersed on the path. The man, who walks this path for long under the able guidance of a realized master, knows this wealth in its truest nature; he knows it in its truest form.

09-Jul-2006 14:10, Canon Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL, 5.6, 260.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 400


So to answer the burning question that crops incessantly to the mind of both the cynic and the seeker alike, it would only suffice to say, that YES; there indeed is a lot of power to be gained on the spiritual path. Power in its varied forms is manifested to the seeker as he unfolds each chapter of the saga that represents the spiritual journey of his life. Power has a lot of meanings to it, but simply put, it would suffice to say that

“The man on whose heart, no power bears dominion; is a man of endless power.”

The spiritual path is only instrumental in creating such a person out of any individual that chooses to walk on it. The spiritual journey is an intricate one and the roads that each and every person takes vary according to his own constitution. Thus it’s a path that is constantly changing and reinventing itself with every passing moment. There are a lot of veiled truths pertaining to true spirituality. The world is unaware of these facts, but it would be enough to state that these are things to be experienced and not to be expressed.

So we finally come to the point of the matter. Experience; it is the most important attribute for any seeker that treads the spiritual path. The world is full of pseudo-intellectuals who indeed claim to be true spiritualists. They engage in what can only be termed as intellectual brain-farting; indulging in debates and discussions that are utterly and completely useless. Philosophy is such a potent weapon that it can be used to either cause; to inspire or to conspire. Thus do many people philosophize on the intricacies of the spiritual path by reading through literature produced by great saints and philosophers. They incessantly quote them at each step of the way, only to bring the listener to the final step of the utterly pointless journey that is their dissertation. In that step, they try to unequivocally prove that they themselves indeed are masters of the universe. The world is interspersed with such souls…

On the other hand there are those who simply work in silence. Their realization and the depth of their enlightenment are shrouded by their austerity and their acute sense of purpose that is vested in selfless benevolence. Vanity is not an issue for such individuals. These realized souls operate in silence, as they change the course of history through their acts that inspire and motivate people to lead their lives in much the same way. These are true spiritualists; who are indeed bereft of even a shred of vain self-indulgence; they are born and bred for a divine purpose; they are called mystics, for the ways in which they fulfill their purpose are truly mystical. They are wise beyond the reckoning of mere men and possess knowledge far beyond the scope of human intellect. They are intuitively endowed with illumining light of self-realization; through which they enlighten the world. They have experienced all that there is to this world, and thus they know and realize every shred of existence, for it is illumined through the power of their enlightened souls.

These are the masters that tread this earth; the emissaries of God that salvage man’s losing cause in the bid for existence; the spiritual masters, who are truly in complete equilibrium with nature; who are one with God.

These are the true spiritualists…they are men of endless power that have within themselves not a shred of self-centered desire; great men of wisdom, that have but one motive for existence; that of selfless benevolence…a rare breed of men indeed!

The saint in the image is Shree Shankar Maharaj.

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Art, Inspiration & God

Artists through the decades have always been perceived as being closer to God. They have always had to love and adulation of all those around them, simply owing to the fact that they have inspired countless more with their artistic creations. While this fact can never be denied, one is always forced to ask the subsequent question…

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Ludvig Van Beethoven


Are artists really that close to God?

The answer to that question cannot be given in one single word. To say the least, it can be stated that most artists live in a starkly bipolar existence that meanders aimlessly between ecstasy and anguish. They are closest to God in the moment of creation, and yet when that moment passes away, they fall back into the abyss that is created in the wake of their flight. The reason for this is inherently the fact, that artists are in the end, but humans. They are humans, who in parts are extremely enriched and wel-endowed in terms of the gifts that they receive from the creator. Yet they bear all the weaknesses and the frailties that accompany human existence.

An artist is a vehicle of expression. He is necessarily someone, who remains untouched by the many deceptive illusions that society puts on an individual. Society on its part, tries to train and breed individuals equally, irrespective of their qualities and their capabilities. The mould, in which human beings are cast in, is something that completely destroys the spontaneity and creativity in any human being. These same virtues of creativity and spontaneity are preserved intact in any artist. Thus it would not be wrong to state that any artist is someone who the society has failed to institutionalize according to its mandate.

Thus the artist is nothing but a vehicle of expression. He is someone, who can carry the intuitive cognizance of divinity and express it directly through his art. Owing to the fact that he is but a vessel of inspiration, it is often seen that these artists are some of the most personally devastated and troubled individuals. This is owing to the fact that they simply remain the vessels of inspiration; and they on their own accord fail to ingest and utilize the divine intuitive grace that flows through them.

So are artists really that close to God?

I would say simply for a few moments they are; but there are some who are resolute in carrying out a divine purpose through their work of art; the divine purpose of enlightenment. For it is this purpose that brings them all the more closer to God, and then they remain there for good; for in the end, they truly become that which they preach. Art serves its purpose only in enlightenment… and that is a purpose that rescues every ailing artist of his varied heartaches…

P.S. The man featured in the image is Ludvig Van Beethoven, an eighteenth-century composer.
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