Many seekers wonder that when they are performing so much of sadhana (Spiritual practice), why are they not progressing faster ? Such seekers should remember the following points.
1. Expectations about spiritual progress is also swechha (Our own wish). God, meaning, Shrikrushna has said in Shrimadbhagwadgita –
Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani
Meaning : You only have the right to actions or karma. You are not entitled to the fruits of the actions. Hence, do not let the fruit be the purpose of your actions. Then, you will not be attached to not doing your duty or not performing actions.
2. The spiritual practice performed by many seekers is used up in reducing the intensity of their destiny or the sanchit (Accumulated give-and-take-account, which is created as a result of wilful karma). That is why, expected spiritual progress does not take place for them. – Dr. Athavale (10.2.2014)