Everyone in this human world wishes to gain a lasting peace and contentment. Of course, one is satisfied and happy at different times and in different situations, but that may not be his/her lasting peace. In fact, to be really contented and happy, one must have spiritual leaning and practice, which prepares one to face the ups and downs of life in a smooth manner.
Arriving at this goal of one’s choice, one needs to pass certain stages. For example, one must know his own real self and its purpose and goal in this life. One needs also to connect with the Supreme Soul, who is the Father of all living beings. We may call it meditation. These two steps will definitely encourage one to self-analysis, which brings out one’s flaws and lapses as also a desire to attain the divine virtues.
We may gain knowledge and try to claim having become spiritual. But stopping midway is no substitute for the destination.