Spirituality does not belong to the physical realm.
The word “spirituality” is one of the most corrupted words on the planet. It has been used and misused in a million different ways, largely because of ignorance, but many times out of unscrupulousness. This has generated a lot of confusion and doubt in people’s minds as to whether spirituality is really worthwhile.
Spirituality does not belong to the physical realm. When we say spirituality, we are talking about a dimension that is beyond this integrated mechanism of body, mind, emotion and physical energy. The essence of the spiritual process needs to be understood as a means to generate the necessary intensity to break the limitations of the body and mind so that you are out of your individual nature. Yoga is a technology to do this. It is a technology for inner transformation on all levels.
Once this is achieved, there is a tremendous freedom to create anything that you want around you or within you or anywhere in the world because the very fundamentals of life are in your hands. Suddenly, there is no limitation of time and space anymore. If this capability has to come, the first and foremost thing is to get into ecstatic states — absolutely mindless ecstasy.
It is in search of this that people who are not willing to work for it choose alcohol or drugs.
If people create some sense of freedom chemically or by other external means, you will notice when they don’t have that support, they will become utterly miserable.
If people just escape by chance, if they have not built their own ladder to climb out at will, they generally get psychologically broken.
But if you do not take anything from outside and just allow this system to function in its full scope and scale, you will see, you can be intoxicated in a much bigger way.
You can remain intoxicated twenty-four hours of the day; no hangover at the end and you are fully aware and with greatly enhanced capabilities. All the stuff that you want is there in your body.
There was a time when we believed that whether the tree in your house bears fruit or not depended on God’s will. But we took charge of these things. Now we know what the problem is if this tree is not bearing fruit. We know what to do with it.
Slowly, we figured out all these things. Similarly, if your Self has not blossomed, it is because you are not doing the right thing with yourself – it is as simple as that. When we understand this, a spiritual process actually begins.