Spirituality, as the word suggests, is a dimension, which dwells in the world of the spirit or in simpler words, the etheric world.
To understand this, first of all we must understand what the world of the spirit is. As per the ancients, there exists not just our physical body but beyond it various bodies, which are composed of a force or energy which is not solid but exists as a subtle force made up of various colour combinations. These bodies interpenetrate the physical body and could be called the “ether”. The study of this force in its various layers, aspects and dimensions is spirituality. By understanding this force, we understand the A to Z of the human being, evolution and finally, God.
In the modern day world, the study of this science has been confused with certain religions or sects that are prevalent. A major myth about spirituality is that it is actually a part of a religion. Religion is a code of conduct prescribed by certain highly evolved souls who have taken birth in the physical world at a time when they were needed for the benefit of mankind. A particular group of people following a specific religion is actually following a way of life or a code of conduct and certain practices for their upliftment.
Another major myth about spirituality is that listening to discourses of evolved people and spending time with them would have a result of giving us salvation. In the world of the spirit it means to take us to the subtlest layer of our “ether”. It is definitely possible, but the possibility is a very remote one, how do we know that the person we are going to is not just another moneymaker. The newspapers are full of stories of new age supposedly evolved people indulging in acts, which are considered not so pure and pious by the law of our country. (Are we not law-abiding citizens?) Depending on the law of probability is little risky here.
Another myth that comes to my mind is a very common problem of the modern day Indian society that is nothing short of blackmail. Certain unscrupulous people are hiding behind the garb of an evolved soul and promising miraculous cures to certain “no cure” diseases. All you need to do is practice certain techniques told by them, but of course, for a certain sum of money. To look for such people, all you need to do is look up the newspaper ads. A desperate parent who wants to save his only child or a desperate son willing to do anything to save his ailing mother, normally gets blackmailed. At that time they see nothing and neither want to believe anything, but the fact that their dear one would be saved by God through the prescription of the person they have gone to.
There definitely exist, even in the present day world, such evolved souls whose one look or just a touch could bring back someone even after leaving the body, but we forget that people with such powers are definitely beyond the realm of the financial world. They would only indulge in such an act if it were for the betterment of mankind.
We need to realise that our culture is at stake today and it is up to us to save it by actually getting to know about what we are and who our predecessors were. We are descendants of the Vedic Rishis. We must not forget that for Yog to retain its efficacy, commerce needs to be kept away from it. Today we have forgotten our roots and Vedic sciences such as clairvoyance exist only in theory; there is hardly anyone practicing it. Dhyan Ashram volunteers demonstrated the power of clairvoyance at the Indian Medical Association where they predicted the ailments of the subjects just by looking at their pictures (without having actually met them). The doctors were surprised at the accuracy of their diagnosis. How did they do this? Simply by accessing the world of ether.
Yogi Ashwini is the spiritual head of Dhyan Ashram. email: email@example.com