Someone who performs regular spiritual practices and can express his involvement in spiritual practices verbally or written in form of karma, jnana or bhakti mode; can inspire the young minds to understand and become more aware that by regular spiritual practices they will reap the benefit of mental peace and harmony as well as they can render spiritual help to many others around them who will also reap the benefit. The spiritual seeker inspires the young minds with the attitude that “I would like you to appreciate this and then go on to discover much more by yourself”.
How far a person wants to grow spiritually that depends on his goal and what works best for each individual depends upon his knowledge, attitude and practice. His mind is transformed by spiritual practices such as prayer and worship, yoga and meditation, reading scriptures, selfless action and service & the like. Participating in group activities in rituals and seva (selfless physical activities) in various charitable services rendered by spiritual institutions help to stir a growing sense of identification with something sattwic (pure) and worthwhile in young minds.
The seva slowly ceases to be a means to an end as conviction and dedication grows; and the desire for attention or recognition for one`s effort begins to lessen in young minds. Gradually they get fine-tuned, composed, disciplined and motivated to delve within, to strive continuously to strengthen and deepen their spiritual connection with the divine.
I hope, my written expression in various articles on Yoga and Spirituality based on my involvement in spiritual practices as a yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker would have been inspiring minds of young readers to become more aware spiritually. I wish them to appreciate my spiritual vision and then go on to discover much more by themselves.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda