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.
Finally, one should be able to practice those virtues and spiritual values in one’s day-to-day life and for the benefit of humanity.
We often realise the significance of these ingredients of lasting peace and contentment, but fail to observe all of them in all seriousness. We may gain knowledge and try to claim having become spiritual. But stopping midway is no substitute for the destination. This rather turns into more inconvenient and painful affair. That is why people have sometimes been disillusioned with spirituality, without realizing that they failed to view it in its entirety.
Supposing, one wishes to catch a flight for some destination. Would that be enough to reach the airport or can boarding the plane be equated with reaching the destination? It is essential that the plane should take off and after the flight land safely at our destination. Attaining peace or being contented is not a piece-meal goal. It must be accomplished sincerely and seriously in all its stages.