Spiritual Sustenance

There is no greater challenge presented by material nature to a spiritual aspirant than his or her ability to sustain their practices for a lifetime or many lifetimes. Many falter along the long road as they are constantly overwhelmed by self created arrangements for survival. Yes, surely and unequivocally “self created” as our present state is but an aggregate of all our past desires and decisions as undesirable as the outcome may seem.

How can one eat, sleep, mate and defend in an environment that is by design the perverted reflection of truth and yet wake up to a strong spiritual practice? How can one be in touch with spiritual reality whilst bathing in the dust of material nature?

We are asked to love God, but we are surrounded constantly by those who hate Him. How do we protect ourselves from such influences and arrangements?

Dharma is defined as duties performed that are aligned with our eternal nature. The entire third chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is about executing our duties in a manner that will align itself to the core of our existence. How do we exist and act in this world in a manner that can be called Dharmic?

Krsna, gives us an answer in the famous verse of the Bhagavad Gita, 9.22, “But those who worship Me with devotion, meditating on My transcendental form–to them I carry what they lack and preserve what they have.”

The Lord’s potency of preservation of eternal nature is Sandhini. The above verse from the Bhagavad Gita specifically refers to the Sandhini potency and drawing of the Lord’s protection to sustain our spiritual practices. Sandhini (Sat) is all about eternal existence of the Lord and His devotees.

Our sharing on this website would revolve around solutions to the paradox of being professionals in unnatural and hostile environments while yet attempting to practice the highest form of love.