Losing Spiritual Fervor

Losing Spiritual Fervor

Losing Spiritual FervorWhy does spiritual fervor go down so soon? God, you should explain that!

Oh, hello! Where were you all these days? I hope all is well with you!

Yes! I asked you something and you should answer that.

Spiritual fervor is like getting caught in a vortex or a whirlpool and everyone wants to get out. Everyone wants to save oneself from drowning.

Why should it be like a whirlpool or whatever you are saying?

I am trying to explain to you from human point of view. It’s not like marriage. You have to pay the divorce lawyer, courts and spouse to get out of it. But spiritual isn’t like that. You can walk out of it any time. There are no strings attached.

Why is it difficult to stay put and continue to be in spiritual?

In marriage you can see your wife or husband and can fight and have disagreements too. But in spiritual you cannot see anyone or anything to fight or disagree with.

Hmmm! That’s right. We, humans cannot see you and neither can we fight with you. The only thing we can do is to go and yell at some statue or picture and show some discomfort.

I stay inside of you and no one can see me. So it becomes even more difficult to eradicate me. No one can throw me out.

But how can that be? You say you stay inside of us but how come we aren’t able to see you?

Let me ask you a question then. This will help you understand your query . Tell me, who is the most beautiful person in the world?

Ah, I don’t know! Maybe Helen of Troy or Cleopatra! Everyone has their own choices. But for me, my girlfriend is the most beautiful person in the whole wide world.

Correct! No one can say who is the most beautiful person. Beauty is a perception and every individuals choice. You cannot say that someone is more beautiful than another.

That’s true. But what has that got to do with you and beauty?

When I asked you about beauty, you couldn’t answer. Similarly, everyone has their own perception about God. No one can say what I look like.

That’s true. Every religion and spiritual being talks of you as some weird or strange being. Anyway, no one has seen you till date.

Who says that? Those who see me cannot describe me. Just as you cannot describe your girlfriend to another. You will only talk about her physical characteristics and nothing else.

Which is the truth. I cannot describe her to anyone. There are no known parameters or yardsticks to gauge that.

Similarly, no one can describe what they see inside their own selves. They have an idea that there is some goodness or godliness inside themselves but cannot call it out. Now the next question to you.

Why are you going round and round the mulberry bush? Can’t you answer to the point? Why are you asking more questions?

This is for you to know and understand better. When you love someone, aren’t you asking for love in return?

Yes. I love my mother and she loves me back. So also with others. There is always a reciprocation of love from others.

But in my case do you actually see it happen?

Sometimes I ask you for some favors and I get them but most of the time I don’t.

That’s right. I only offer that which your karma grants and not something extra. So I am not involved in your karma. You alone are responsible for what you get for your past actions.

Ah! You mean to say that you aren’t granting anything at all?

I never said like that. What I said is what you sow is what you reap. Maybe from your past lives. I don’t give out of turn anything at all. You have to earn it.

Oh! Now I get it. We have to work for it and as a natural course we get the fruits of action. But I don’t see you giving them instantly.

Now you will get that. Since I don’t give anything instantly but at the appropriate time, man doesn’t trust me fully. He wants instant gratification.

Right. So he feels let down by God. Ah! Now I can see why he leaves you. That’s very petty.

No! I wouldn’t call them that. I can only say that man is full of ignorance. He doesn’t understand and he needs to learn. Now you will know why spiritual is so tough.

Yes. There is no fruit at end of the branch. Now, it’s clear why people cannot stay in spiritual for long.

True. They come with great hopes that they will get liberation or powers and nothing happens. Both these things are worthless. Only true love is worth it. So I crave for unconditional love alone. That’s the toughest part of spiritual.

No one can calculate the ROI’s in your methods or what you offer so they leave. Now I understand.

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