"Our body and this complex world around us is meant to reveal and display the Self variously. Spiritual seeking lies in looking for That which animates the body. Turn the mind and intelligence inward to their very Source. Let the thoughts make you search for the thinking substance, the thinker.  Only then the mystery of the Self will be unveiled."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

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Question:

Namaskaaram Swamiji.

I am confused about how to lead my life so I can advance spiritually. Should a person be ambitious and go after his dreams, whatever they may be - whether it is to become a wealthy person or to become a writer. Or should a person take each day as it comes and surrender to God's will completely?

Poojya Swamiji's Reply:

Dear daughter, have confidence. Do not falter, tremble or shake. Variety is the law and expression of Nature. That is there in the spiritual front of seekers and those who cater to them. Yes, there are many sects and dogmas.

But rely upon your purity, need and aim. Feel and pray wholeheartedly “May I be led rightly to where I should be”. Finally that is the source to seek refuge under, where you feel affinity, solace and confidence. God is impersonal, only the items of the world have form and shape.

Our Scriptures are infallible. Upanishads, Bhagavadgeeta and allied spiritual texts are the guide. One following these, will not be misguided. So do not feel lost at all. “Before you knock, I open. Before you call, I hear.” These are the divine assurances.

Let the reliance and prayerful submission be as intense and wholesome as you can make them. That will then lead you safely.