Sometimes the majority only means all the fools are on one side
I had read this line somewhere and it stuck in my thoughts as being so true in the area of religion and spirituality also.
The ‘majority’ here would stand for the mass of human seekers, as they do not even know what they do receive in all their various sadhanas.
It’s like ‘The blind following the blind’; ‘Let’s run, lets do whatever all the other 1000’s are doing’.
To actually find that peace, satisfaction, enlightenment which all seek is not easy, nor can be reached without sacrifices or choices.
You cannot continue to be totally involved in the mayic world; in its activities of accumulating more wealth and seeking higher pleasures; yet claim to be religious or spiritual!
‘Actions performed without the right understanding will give no positive results’- Gurushree.
This firm stability is necessary when you set out to move deeper within, with continued progress in every hour spent for this pursuit.
If time is first spent in analyzing and understanding, actions will be performed with awareness and the positive results received will give rise to faith, also known as complete shraddha –
Here the right understanding gives courage to follow that which gives positive results, despite moving in the opposite direction of the majority.
Right understanding gives courage to walk your own path no matter what the majority may say;
It gives courage to stay firm when the majority try to pull you back to the accepted followed way of religion..
All wish to be ‘safe’, all wish to receive something with the least effort in the least of time.In these moments of spending their precious time on various religious practices, rituals and activities; none spend some time in trying to at least analyse how much benefit they receive;
As the majority of humans do practice religion to some extent, if what the majority did was the right and only way, we would not see the frustrations and unrest all around; our world would experience the peace, shanti, and satisfaction we so desperately need. If all was ok with what all were practicing how come all have not reached?