Dispassion is natural on the path!
Answer: [Warning – this answer is applicable only to those with an extremely high spiritual quotient not for beginners on the spiritual path]
Dispassion is a natural occurrence on the spiritual path for a sincere YOGI ONLY.
Remember, we learnt in Ashtavakra Gita, how Janaka becomes disinterested in things that he was very passionate about earlier? Remember how Rama becomes dispassionate and disinterested in this material world before Vasishtha steps in to help him understand it. That dispassion is a NATURAL ARISING on the spiritual path ONLY FOR EXTREMELY SINCERE SPIRITUAL STUDENTS. It does NOT happen to those who treat Spirituality as a Weekend follow up activity.
If dispassion is happening to you naturally, let it happen. It’s like you have just got into your teenage and now you are questioning why has your interest in your little toy truck waned away?
You have entered spiritual teenage, just be with what changes are happening, it may seem tough, but it is what it is! Actually, it’s a good sign on the spiritual path, it’s a sign of progress. Sukhi bhava! Shanta bhava!
Question: Everyday I observe myself to understand if what I feel is because of dispassion or Dvesha. I do not want to seek or not seek – and want to be with what is. It gets complicated when my boss asks me to chalk out a career development plan and what the next role should be. How can I answer that without seeking an end result?
Have you participated in a drama? How do you play your role there? It’s non-personal, right? Even if you have to enact a personal scene, right? You enact it in a totally professional manner, right? What would you say if you were asked that question in a drama? Whatever is there in the script? How would you do it if you were the scriptwriter as well as the actor, how would you do it?
That’s how you live life…. professionally personal . Got it?
Got it!! That just clicked. I feel so light at the moment! Thank you so so much!!
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