Cover 2nd Basic Principle of spiritual practice   www. S piritual R esearch F oundation.org
Importance of these principles
The 2nd of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice From many to one
The 2nd of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice From many to one   The results of our efforts are much more powerful...
Example of the wells 10 m 1 m 1 Well 10 Wells
Frequent flyer miles example Free From the perspective of getting a free ticket which is better? Accruing frequent flyer m...
Answers to the examples Digging  a well of 10 meters deep  is more likely to get water.   Accruing frequent flyer miles in...
Applying this principle Let’s now apply this to the various generic paths to God and see how our perspective and actions w...
According to the various paths – Path of Action ( Karmayoga ) Initial stage Donations to various charities, devoting time ...
According to the various paths – Path of Action ( Karmayoga ) Initial stage Donations to various charities, devoting time ...
According to the various paths – Path of Knowledge ( Dnyanyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person would b...
According to the various paths – Path of Knowledge ( Dnyanyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person would b...
According to the various paths – Path of Devotion ( Bhaktiyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits ...
According to the various paths – Path of Devotion ( Bhaktiyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits ...
According to the various paths – Path of Chanting Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person chants various Names o...
According to the various paths – Path of Chanting Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person chants various Names o...
According to the various paths – Path of Guru’s grace Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits a number of...
According to the various paths – Path of Guru’s grace Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits a number of...
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life To begin with a person has a variety of interests and identities in his life...
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual Practice Interests and activities Entertainment Job Sport Socialis...
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual Practice Interests and activities Entertainment Job Sport Socialis...
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Identifies with only one identity Brother Friend Volunteer worker Father Stu...
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life God principle or  the Soul in each of us   Subtle ability
How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual experience of the same God within and in others leads to spiritual...
In summary Visit  www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org  for further details If you are doing any form of spiritual practice...
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    Yes a Guru is necessary for our spiritual progress beyond a spiritual level of 55% (that is, when we reach the spiritual level of a disciple). Until then, those of us who do not have a Guru, can do spiritual practice as per the 6 basic universal principles. Following these principles will ensure our progress, until one day a Guru in physical form does enter our life. For fast spiritual progress beyond 55%, and the continued grace of the Guru, we can continue doing spiritual practice in accordance with these principles.
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Spiritual practice - Basic Principle 2

  1. 1. Cover 2nd Basic Principle of spiritual practice www. S piritual R esearch F oundation.org
  2. 2. Importance of these principles
  3. 3. The 2nd of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice From many to one
  4. 4. The 2nd of six Basic Principles of spiritual practice From many to one The results of our efforts are much more powerful when we concentrate all our efforts on the one instead of the many.
  5. 5. Example of the wells 10 m 1 m 1 Well 10 Wells
  6. 6. Frequent flyer miles example Free From the perspective of getting a free ticket which is better? Accruing frequent flyer miles from various airlines or sticking to just one airline?
  7. 7. Answers to the examples Digging a well of 10 meters deep is more likely to get water. Accruing frequent flyer miles in one frequent flyer program is more likely to get you a free ticket faster.
  8. 8. Applying this principle Let’s now apply this to the various generic paths to God and see how our perspective and actions would change. <ul><li>Some generic Paths to God </li></ul><ul><li>Path of Action ( Karmayoga ) </li></ul><ul><li>Path of Knowledge ( Dnyanyoga ) </li></ul><ul><li>Path of Devotion ( Bhaktiyoga ) </li></ul><ul><li>Path of Chanting </li></ul><ul><li>Path of Guru’s grace </li></ul>2 nd Basic Principle – Many to one
  9. 9. According to the various paths – Path of Action ( Karmayoga ) Initial stage Donations to various charities, devoting time and effort for various causes
  10. 10. According to the various paths – Path of Action ( Karmayoga ) Initial stage Donations to various charities, devoting time and effort for various causes Later stage Focusing on just one cause, that is most Righteous and that will be most effective for his spiritual growth * Refer to SSRF website for definition of Righteousness *
  11. 11. According to the various paths – Path of Knowledge ( Dnyanyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person would be studying various spiritual and religious texts
  12. 12. According to the various paths – Path of Knowledge ( Dnyanyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person would be studying various spiritual and religious texts Later stage Learns and practices from the book that has the most spiritual Truth in it
  13. 13. According to the various paths – Path of Devotion ( Bhaktiyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits many Holy places, reads many books of Holy verses * Most religions follow the Path of Devotion *
  14. 14. According to the various paths – Path of Devotion ( Bhaktiyoga ) Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits many Holy places, reads many books of Holy verses Later stage Visiting one place of maximum spiritual purity and reading one book of Holy verses which helps to bring out the highest spiritual emotion and devotion Most religions follow the Path of Devotion * *
  15. 15. According to the various paths – Path of Chanting Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person chants various Names of God or the Names of various deities
  16. 16. According to the various paths – Path of Chanting Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person chants various Names of God or the Names of various deities Later stage Later he focuses on chanting on one Name of God or the Name of the deity that is most conducive for his spiritual progress
  17. 17. According to the various paths – Path of Guru’s grace Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits a number of Saints and follows guidance from various sources
  18. 18. According to the various paths – Path of Guru’s grace Initial stage At a lower spiritual level a person visits a number of Saints and follows guidance from various sources Later stage Later the seeker focuses and is devoted to only one Guru (Spiritual Master)
  19. 19. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life To begin with a person has a variety of interests and identities in his life. Interests and activities Entertainment Job Sport Socialising Personal time Hobbies Dining Study and courses Identities Brother Friend Volunteer worker Father Student Son Member of a club or a group Worker in a company
  20. 20. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual Practice Interests and activities Entertainment Job Sport Socialising Personal time Hobbies Dining Study and courses Identities Brother Friend Volunteer worker Father Student Son Member of a club or a group Worker in a company But when he starts spiritual practice and starts experiencing its benefits his interest in various other activities slowly reduces
  21. 21. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual Practice Interests and activities Entertainment Job Sport Socialising Personal time Hobbies Dining Study and courses Identities Brother Friend Volunteer worker Father Student Son Member of a club or a group Worker in a company Later he begins to channelize all his efforts to achieving his spiritual goal. Slowly he begins to steer clear of activities that are not aligned to his spiritual goal.
  22. 22. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Identifies with only one identity Brother Friend Volunteer worker Father Student Son Member of a club or a group Worker in a company Executive A disciple
  23. 23. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life God principle or the Soul in each of us Subtle ability
  24. 24. How this principle applies in a seeker’s life Spiritual experience of the same God within and in others leads to spiritual love Spiritual love Spiritual love for humanity Subtle ability Love without expectation Based on the unchanging Soul
  25. 25. In summary Visit www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org for further details If you are doing any form of spiritual practice please do reflect as to whether it embraces this second principle. Are you going from many to one?

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