The purpose of life is the evolution of consciousness. Spiritual awakening offers life in the state of joy (Bliss / Ananda). If we learn to listen to our souls we can consciously choose to be joyful or sad, peaceful or loving, alert or relaxed...
There is a Buddhist saying: 'Before enlightenment he gathered wood and carried water; after enlightenment he gathered wood and carried water.'
With spiritual awakening, spiritual growth becomes the central purpose and focus of life. We experience a longing to come closer to God, Love or Lifeand to feel One with It (So-Ham). With Spiritual Awakening, we are in love with the Divine, giving up the will - we accept total surrender to live Love as the main principle of our Life.
Walking the spiritual path means finding our own relationship with God, Love or Life.
Today travellers on the spiritual path have two important advantages - we now have access to the knowledge of our ancestors on variety of spiritual paths; and the spiritual path is no longer in the shadow of doctrines - it is now difficult for Churches, sects and cults to dominate our surroundings.
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