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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Purification of the Soul: The Impact of Continuous Spiritual Study

In Raja Yoga meditation, the practice of studying Vani or Murli on a daily basis is considered important for spiritual growth and understanding. Vani or Murli refers to the spiritual teachings and guidance given by Paramathma.

When it comes to remembering everything that has been read or learned through Vani or Murli over a long period of time, it is unlikely that someone will remember every single detail. Just like the story of the old person reading the Bhagavad Gita, the purpose of reading and studying is not necessarily to retain every piece of information like water in a basket with holes. Instead, the process of engaging with these spiritual teachings has a deeper impact on the individual.

The story of the old person and his son demonstrates that even though the basket with holes couldn't collect water, it became clean in the process. Similarly, when we engage in the practice of studying Vani or Murli, even if we don't remember everything, our soul or "Atma" undergoes a purification process. It means that the continuous exposure to these spiritual teachings helps in purifying our thoughts, actions, and consciousness.

The purification of the soul happens through a gradual transformation of our mindset, values, and attitudes. It is believed that the regular study of Vani or Murli helps in instilling positive qualities, such as love, peace, and purity, and gradually removes negative traits such as ego, anger, and attachment. This purification process leads to spiritual growth and an elevated state of being.

In essence, the purpose of studying Vani or Murli is not solely focused on memorizing and retaining every word, but rather on the internalization of the spiritual principles and values conveyed through these teachings. The continuous exposure and contemplation of these teachings gradually shape and purify our consciousness, bringing about positive transformation in our lives.

It is important to note that different individuals may have varying levels of retention or understanding of the teachings based on their personal capacity, focus, and level of practice. The emphasis is more on the inner experience and transformation rather than intellectual knowledge or memory alone.

Ultimately, the process of studying Vani or Murli is a personal and individual journey, and the benefits and impact may vary from person to person. The aim is to cultivate a deep connection with spirituality, nurture a pure and loving consciousness, and strive for self-realization and inner transformation.


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