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Track to spirituality

india Updated: Dec 20, 2010 00:52 IST
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Spirituality is not about right or wrong; spirituality is not about God or heaven; spirituality is about exploring the ultimate limits of who you are. Once you have come here as a human being, all that is possible in this human being, every dimension that exists as you must be experienced. If you go without experiencing yourself, that's a wasted life.

If there was a possibility that every moment of your life you could be bursting with ecstasy within yourself, no matter what's happening with the outside situation, wouldn't you want it? Yes. That means you're seeking spirituality. If there was a way that you could live here, do whatever you wished to do and still be untouched by the process of life, wouldn't you want it? Yes. That means you're looking for spirituality. As far as I can see, every human being is striving to be spiritual. Everybody is striving for happiness; everybody is striving to be free. That means they are seeking spirituality, but they are doing it unconsciously. A few of us are striving consciously, but the majority of us are striving unconsciously. But it's better to seek it consciously.

Fundamentally, the seat of your experience is within you; anything that you experience is within you. Whether you talk about going to hell or heaven, seeing God or the Devil, whatever it is, it is still about you. It is you who wants to go to heaven. It is you who wants to see God. It's not about God or heaven; it's always about you. So, instead of addressing yourself through something else, just addressing the basic ‘you' the way you are, your original nature, that's what spirituality is.

If you want to go to the house next door, and if you know the geography of the place, it would be very simple. But if you don't know the geography, you can go around the world and still get there.

So, everybody is on the path. Some are going around the world, some are just going straight. That's the only difference.