Some seekers cannot make efforts to awaken bhav (Spiritual emotion) to their satisfaction by remaining in constant communion with God, speaking to God etc. As a result, they feel disappointed.
A seeker who is performing sadhana (Spiritual practice) as per Bhaktiyoga can easily make such efforts; however, for those following Karmayoga and Dnyanyoga it will not be so easy.
‘Gurukrupayog’ propounded by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale encompasses all Paths of sadhana. According to Him, Gurukrupayog has Bhaktiyoga, Karmayoga and Dnyanyoga intrinsically in the proportion of 40, 20 and 30% respectively, and 10% of the rest of Paths of sadhana. Hence, do not be disappointed if efforts to awaken bhav do not take place to your satisfaction.
By performing karma (Actions that do not generate destiny) with a bhav that ‘Every karma should be performed sincerely and to the perfection’ (as per Karmayoga) and ‘I am doing nothing, God is doing everything through me’ (as per Dnyanyoga) the seeker benefits to the extent of 50%.
Yet, since we have to become one with God (who is perfect in all respects), our sadhana too should be perfect. For this, besides making efforts as per Karmayoga and Dnyanyoga, efforts should also be made as per Bhaktiyoga as far as possible.
Why should we not break a self-made resolve ?
Most seekers resolve to make appropriate efforts so that their sadhana (Spiritual practice) takes place effectively; however, as the time goes by, their efforts diminish. Then, they again resolve and again stop their efforts. This cycle is endless. Breaking a resolve harms them in the following ways.
1. Normally, a resolve is made while praying to God or in His presence as a witness. By breaking such a resolve, we beget sins since it causes, in a way, contempt of God.
2. By not following conducts as have been resolved, we turn our own words into untruths, thereby begetting sins.
3. By breaking resolves very often, the sanskar (Subconscious impression) of sadhana is not imprinted on the subconscious mind.
– Sanatan’s Saint, H.H. Sandeep Alshi