Planning and Choosing Goals (an upadesha by Bodhinatha)

An Upadesha given by Bodhinatha at Kadavul Temple on April 26, 2011. Part 1 There are three distinctive features of our calendar called Ritaus and there is a season for each of the trilogy. Nartana Ritau which runs from mid April- mid August is the time for planning. In the Nandinatha Sutras, Sutra 99 Gurudeva explains that each devotee approaches an enterprise with deliberate thoughtfulness, clear purpose, wise plan, persistence and push and only acts after careful consideration. Clear purpose is another term for goal and the key to spiritual progress is to plan a balanced life. This entails carefully planning each of the six different areas of life - spiritual, social, cultural, economic, educational and physical.


Photo of  Gurudeva
The first faculty of the expression of the inner being of your immortal soul is the great power of observation, to learn through observation, as your individual awareness detaches itself from that which it is aware of.