The 5 th of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice Relevant to the times that we live in Offering of ourselves according to our talents or capacity
What does ‘our capacity’ mean? Inherited or given to us By our own hard work
What does ‘our capacity’ mean? Inherited or given to us By our own hard work God
What does ‘our capacity’ mean? Inherited or given to us By our own hard work Offering these same resources to serve God God
What does ‘our capacity’ mean? Our Resources Body Wealth and worldly connections Mind and intellect Sixth sense
Offering our services with regards to our body Cleaning a venue for a lecture on Spirituality Driving other people to the venue Putting up posters to advertise a lecture on Spirituality
Offering our wealth and worldly connections Paying for the venue where a spiritual discourse is to be conducted Arranging for a lecture on Spirituality at an institute which one is associated with
Offering our mind and intellect Offering our mind and intellect is about using our creative and intellectual processes to serve God.
Offering our mind Earlier Later Party with friends Lecture on Spirituality
Offering our mind Chanting the Name of God for progressively longer durations during the day and with increased concentration
Offering our Intellect Study of Spirituality Writing articles and presentations Maintaining records Listening to an evolved Spiritual Guide
Offering our Sixth Sense Spiritual Dimension <ul><li>Some of us have been gifted with sixth sense from an early age. </li></ul><ul><li>Gift is due to spiritual practice </li></ul>Ability to see into the spiritual dimension
Offering our Sixth Sense The onus is on us to use our sixth sense only to facilitate spiritual growth in either ourselves or others.
Offering our Sixth Sense Sixth sense used for worldly benefit is considered a waste from a spiritual perspective. Finding a life partner Getting a job
Offering our Sixth Sense Sixth sense used for worldly benefit is considered a waste from a spiritual perspective. Finding a life partner Getting a job If used for a spiritual purpose – leads us to the basic purpose of life - God-realisation
Offering our Sixth Sense Use of sixth sense Used for God-realisation? Yes No Outcome <ul><li>Our sixth sense ability is enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual growth occurs </li></ul>(Used for worldly benefit) <ul><li>Our sixth sense ability is reduced over time </li></ul><ul><li>We become prey to being misled by ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) </li></ul>
Offering our Sixth Sense At the Spiritual Science Research Foundation seekers with sixth sense use their talent to observe the spiritual dimension and thereby give the world an understanding about this little known Universe. Published on the SSRF website free-of-charge
In summary Visit www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org for further details <ul><li>God has given all of us some resources. If we use these God given resources to serve Him, we grow spiritually </li></ul><ul><li>Even if we don’t have anything we do least have our body. Therefore and we can serve God through some physical labour used towards the spread of Spirituality. </li></ul>By aligning our spiritual practice with all the six basic principles of spiritual practice we can make it more efficient and thereby facilitate our spiritual growth.
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