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Practice of Spirituality as per one's capacity or spiritual level

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    • Cover 4 th Basic Principle of spiritual practice www. S piritual R esearch F oundation.org
    • Importance of these principles
    • The 4 th of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice As per spiritual capacity or spiritual level
    • What is spiritual level or spiritual capacity? SSRF uses the term ‘spiritual level’ to describe a person’s spiritual maturity or spiritual capacity.
    • What is spiritual level or spiritual capacity? SSRF uses the term ‘spiritual level’ to describe a person’s spiritual maturity or spiritual capacity. 0% 100% Non-living things God- realisation
    • What is spiritual level or spiritual capacity? SSRF uses the term ‘spiritual level’ to describe a person’s spiritual maturity or spiritual capacity. 0% 100% Non-living things God- realisation 20% 35% 80% of world’s population in Kaliyuga
    • What is spiritual level or spiritual capacity? SSRF uses the term ‘spiritual level’ to describe a person’s spiritual maturity or spiritual capacity. 0% 100% Non-living things God- realisation 20% 35% 70% 80% of world’s population in Kaliyuga Sainthood - approx Only 10,000 people
    • How do we decide the next step? Grade 3 Good performance
    • How do we decide the next step? Grade 3 Grade 4 Exams Good performance Failed performance
    • How do we decide the next step? Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 2 Exams Good performance Failed performance Lack lustre performance and boredom Syllabus
    • Learnings from the analogy 2 important facets
      • We practice Spirituality best when it is as per our spiritual capacity.
      • Higher or lower level than ours then it becomes difficult to sustain it.
      Set ourselves up to fail Derail our spiritual practice 1
    • Learnings from the analogy 2 important facets
      • We practice Spirituality best when it is as per our spiritual capacity.
      • Higher or lower level than ours then it becomes difficult to sustain it.
      Set ourselves up to fail Derail our spiritual practice 1
      • Once we have a certain comfort level with the spiritual practice we are doing, we need to strive for the next level.
      Rapid growth Stagnation 2 else
    • Learnings from the analogy 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th As per each path of spiritual practice there are known stages or steps in it. We should choose that stage or step of spiritual practice that we feel comfortable doing.
    • Learnings from the analogy 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th Once we are comfortable with the new stage, we attempt the next stage. In a way it is like building our spiritual muscles step by step.
    • Stepwise increase for growth to occur Initial attraction Worldly example of two people falling in love Dating only that person Marriage
    • Growth and stepwise increase So also let us look at a few steps that signify an increase in our spiritual practice and a resultant increase in spiritual level or capacity.
    • Growth and stepwise increase in spiritual practice Facet Lower step Middle step Higher step Chanting Aloud and with beads Aloud but no beads Mentally
    • Growth and stepwise increase in spiritual practice Facet Lower step Middle step Higher step Chanting Aloud and with beads Aloud but no beads Mentally Offering one’s time Spiritual practice whenever there is time Making time for spiritual practice Spiritual practice on a daily basis
    • Growth and stepwise increase in spiritual practice Facet Lower step Middle step Higher step Chanting Aloud and with beads Aloud but no beads Mentally Offering one’s time Spiritual practice whenever there is time Making time for spiritual practice Spiritual practice on a daily basis Giving of one’s resources Donating once a year for a spiritual cause Donating monthly for a spiritual cause Giving up part wealth to serve the spread of Spirituality
    • Growth and stepwise increase in spiritual practice Facet Lower step Middle step Higher step Chanting Aloud and with beads Aloud but no beads Mentally Offering one’s time Spiritual practice whenever there is time Making time for spiritual practice Spiritual practice on a daily basis Giving of one’s resources Donating once a year for a spiritual cause Donating monthly for a spiritual cause Giving up part wealth to serve the spread of Spirituality Responsibility Doing tasks assigned to one Taking part responsibility for assigning tasks Responsibility for the entire project
    • Growth and stepwise increase in spiritual practice * Satsang: regular spiritual meetings Facet Lower step Middle step Higher step Chanting Aloud and with beads Aloud but no beads Mentally Offering one’s time Spiritual practice whenever there is time Making time for spiritual practice Spiritual practice on a daily basis Giving of one’s resources Donating once a year for a spiritual cause Donating monthly for a spiritual cause Giving up part wealth to serve the spread of Spirituality Responsibility Doing tasks assigned to one Taking part responsibility for a project Responsibility for the entire project Level of spiritual practice Doing spiritual practice alone Attending satsang * Conducting satsang *
    • In summary Visit www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org for further details Do reflect on whether your spiritual practice follows the fourth basic principle .
      • Is your practice of Spirituality commensurate with your spiritual level or spiritual capacity?
      • If you are teaching others about Spirituality are you teaching them as per their capacity?