A unique long term program to invoke, some of the crucial qualifications in the personality of the spiritual aspirant, to make the aspirant ready to naturally merge into the meditative state, spontaneously.
Many yoga enthusiasts, novices keep inquiring about learning to meditate and doing meditation!
It is like saying learning happy and doing happiness. Can we learn to happy or do happiness? Similarly we cant learn to meditate or do meditation! If all the conditions are favorable, meditation happens. The experience of meditation in not under our control, but an aspirant can meticulously and ardently put effort to create the favorable inner environment!
In Vedic times, Puranic times and the time of Ramayana or Mahabharatha, everyone went to Guru Kula irrespective of their family background. Guru Kula Vasa and Guru Seva have been integral part of the entire fabric of Vedic and Yogic culture.
तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया ।
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्वदर्शिनः ॥
tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te jnanam jnaninas tattva-darsinah
The importance of SEVA can never be over emphasized! All along in every scripture of the Vedic and Yogic traditions have repeatedly directed spiritual aspirants to involve themselves in SEVA with utmost devotion.
Whether one is a millionaire or a peasant’s son does not matter. In order to be spiritually awakened, one has to evolve the personality. Remove the self limiting and precipitating tendencies that have been developed over several years of faulty thinking and improper lifestyle.
In a sense it is like taking a thorough bath. To remove several types of blemishes that have accumulated in the personality.
Seva functions like a cleansing agent. Seva removes Self-Centredness, Selfishness and narrow mindedness.
Seva opens up the heart, lightens the head, unties the psychological knots, Seva clears murky impressions from the psyche. Every spiritual aspirant should get the opportunity to involve in intense and self uplifting Seva!
– Sn Shivarishi
Satyananda Yoga Centres, in Chennai have carefully created an environment, for all householders in Chennai to offer SEVA in a convenient and gradually increasing in quality and intensity. You can read in the following pages the importance of Seva in the scheme of evolution of a spiritual aspirant.