What is Spiritual Development
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
Spiritual development is a process by which we attain self-knowledge and God-realization. We have a physical body, and we have a mind and intellect. Spiritual growth involves the realization that we are not the body and the mind, but, in reality, we are soul. Throughout our lives we have become so identified with our body and mind that on our own we cannot separate our true self from them. A spiritual teacher can help us realize our true self. In fact, the great teachers of ancient Greece exhorted us to do so with the words, “Know thyself.” This expression is written on the entrance of the Delphic oracle.
Spiritual teachers who have mastered the art of knowing themselves can teach others how to achieve this goal. If we look at the various methods used throughout history, we find that the most effective way to realize our self is through meditation. Saints and spiritual teachers have told us that God is within. They further explain that soul is a part of God. If we can turn our attention from the world outside to the inner realms, through the process of meditation, we will find that we are soul and will realize God who is within us.
If we are sincerely interested in knowing ourselves, the means of doing so is available. We will be performing the greatest service to our own self by developing spiritually, and we will become a positive force in the lives of our family, friends, co-workers, and the world. We will find the perfect balance in our lives as we develop body, mind, and spirit.
This engaging video clip by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj offers us a wake-up call to change our routines and perspective so we can focus on our soul.