Being intense in spiritual practice

Being intense in spiritual practice


Patanjali says, “Based on the intensity low, medium and high, the success is achieved.” I just want to drill this one point
again and again and again so that you will become intensely
intense. You will become intensely intense. Otherwise, we do the same old things. See, intensity means the ability to stand for what you believe and break free from the past method of
functioning, the past attitudes of functioning, past way of functioning. Please understand, ability to break from the past way of functioning and live in a new way, to start in a new way. That is
what I call, intensity. Otherwise, we go on and on and on
in the same way. You can see
in your life. Even inside your house, you will walk in the same route, sit in the same sofa, go to your bed in the same way, and you will lie down in the
same way, and you will come back and sit in
the same chair in the dining table, you’ll eat and come out of come out to the garage, You’ll drive in the same way. You will not even be alive, creative. I always tell my brahmacharis, my ashramites, atleast do new new mistakes. I’ll have some entertainment. Even for that we don’t have creativity. You need intensity to do things new. Otherwise even your mistakes, same old, maybe a difference in quantity, little big or small. But not in the very quality. Understand, intensity is not seriousness. Intensity means deep patience and passion. Deep passion and deep patience. Strong will and strong prayer. Strong will is passion. Deep prayer is patience. Please understand, if you understand intensity as just will, passion, sometime you may become serious. I have seen, people become very serious. Seriousness is sickness. All seriousness is sickness. Many time, somehow that seriousness is associated with intensity. No! Intensity is sincerity, but not seriousness. You will be intense and be relaxed. Intensity without patience will raise number of thoughts. You see, just intensity, passion without patience will raise number of thoughts. It may lead to outer world success, but never inner world success. Just a deep patience, acceptance without having number of thoughts, may lead to inner world success;
the silence, the peace, but not the ultimate enlightenment itself. You put the whole effort and you know the ultimate is supporting you. It’s like a.. you will have a deep will, strong will and deep prayer. Even if any one is missing,
it canʼt be called as intensity. Strong will and deep prayer. Understand, if you understand that divine is
supporting you, the effort you put, even if it little, suddenly you see the success happens. Just by rememberance that divine
is supporting you. You donʼt even have to bother
whether it is factual or not.
You donʼt have to measure. Just by remembering you are supported, you achieve.

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