From a very young age, I was habitually exposed to various spiritual practices by my family. My mom would chant mantras during bedtime; she’d say they would protect me. My child-like mind never comprehended the depth of her words, but now there are instances when it resonates more. Active listening was one key element to consider when it comes to mastering the skill of chanting. For the obvious reasons, I began to know mantras by heart and was also rewarded in a competition during school times. This moment is still very close to heart, and since it was the first time, I felt a sense of accomplishment.

As I started growing older, I would accompany my parents to various yoga and meditation practices, and it allowed me the freedom to choose my learning.
My mom also went to Parayans quite often, wherein all devotees met with chanting for long hours. The program would begin at midnight and go all the way till early mornings, sometimes afternoon too. This one time, my mom asked me to tag along for a little change. When I entered the temple, its graceful ambiance took over me.
There was an intense yet calm vibe that built up. As soon as I was engrossed in the recitation, tears began to roll down my cheeks. I didn’t even realize I was crying, but this was different, something I’d never experienced. The loud gong of the ringing bells, the chanting of Vedic mantras, everything was in perfect sync. It almost felt like I was in a trance state. Everything around me faded away, with a sense of wholeness within me. I felt at peace. This was the closest I’d been to the process of spiritual surrender. My senses were so magnified, yet I was lost into the moment. It was as if I was drenched in a shower of unconditional love bestowed upon me by the almighty!

The question is not whether one is spiritual or religious. Why is there a supremacy conflict between these two modalities? The question is, what do we believe in? Where does faith reside? The moment we strongly identify ourselves with anything, that is the very instance when we are hampering ourselves to limitless possibilities of life. Identifying will give rise to austerity in an individual. It might temporarily satisfy our pride and give us a sense of self, but cause injustice to our life purpose. Self-transformation is not achieved by following different doctrines and philosophies. Instead, it’s achieved when one can radically change their lens of perception towards life events and make joy as the basic nature of existence. Whether you believe in God’s presence or whether you just believe in some higher power, all that matters is what meaning it holds in your life. Ultimately, your beliefs should aim at broadening your consciousness.

If you think about it, even if God appeared in front of us the next day, we’d keep questioning and asking for some sort of proof or evidence. You see, we humans are so wired to reasoning everything out, relying on cognition that sometimes, we might miss miracles. These miracles might not pertain to something mystical, but even the small things in life. Even though having faith is not so popular in this generation of logic, one cannot deny its immense magnetic power.

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    • June 22, 2020

      That\’s beautifully expressed. The day you understand miracles without the need to use logic, you are a spiritual being.
      God bless

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      • June 23, 2020

        Thankyou so much for your kind words❤

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    • June 22, 2020

      Shreya , this is brilliant! Looking forward to reading more from you ! So proud of you 🙂

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      • June 23, 2020

        This means a lot, thankyou so much ma\’am! ❤❤

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    • June 22, 2020

      This is amazing, Shreya. The concept is expressed so well. Loved this write up.

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      • June 23, 2020

        This really makes me happy. Thanks mate❤

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    • June 22, 2020

      Self-transformation is not achieved by following different doctrines and philosophies. Instead, it’s achieved when one can radically change their lens of perception towards life events and make joy as the basic nature of existence.

      one can write this only when who have practically experienced it.

      Also, self-transformation is not a matter of one day. It needs practice and blessings of God.

      I would like to receive some more experiences or article on this

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      • June 23, 2020

        Yes, indeed! Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback!

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    • June 22, 2020

      Very nice.

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      • June 23, 2020

        Thankyou 🙂

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    • June 22, 2020

      It’s articulated very well. And this is something which everyone needs o understand! The true power of faith cannot be subdued by logic!

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      • June 23, 2020

        I\’m so glad you resonated with the piece. Thankyou❤

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    • June 22, 2020

      Beautifully expressed Shreya. Could relate well to a few things in your write up. Spirituality & faith is a feeling deep within. It starts with the faith a child has in the mother & continues in different ways at different points in life. Keep exploring yourself 😘💞

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      • June 23, 2020

        Yes indeed! I\’m glad you could relate to the peace, thankyou so much❤

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    • June 23, 2020

      Very well written Shreya. Very true even if god is in front of us we wont recognise as it require a devine soul to see devine things around us which everytime exists..an example is aura

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      • June 23, 2020

        Thankyou! ❤❤

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    • June 23, 2020

      This is so well composed Shreya . So proud of you . Only a person who experienced spiritual surrender and having positive vibes in his life can get to this level . I loved the way you explained how one should work on broadening his consciousness . Keep writing . I look forward to read more posts from you.

      Hemangi Mawshi

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    • June 23, 2020

      Your support is overwhelming, I\’m glad you could resonate with my piece❤
      Lots of love 🙂

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    • June 24, 2020

      Very nice article👌👌👌👌👌

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    • June 24, 2020

      Very nice article👌👌

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    • June 24, 2020

      Very nice article,👌

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    • June 24, 2020

      Shreya, you expressed beautifully.so proud of you.I loved the way to explained. Keep writing

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    • June 24, 2020

      Great….Wonderful expression & writing…..

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