Lack of Spiritual Success & Its Causes #100
A common occurrence and complaint among aspiring sadhikas and practitioners, in every age, is the lack of any appreciable progress along the path, sometimes even in the face of an active and ongoing spiritual practice. In the Vivekachudamani, Shankara takes this problem to task for the benefit of sincere seekers after Enlightenment. Most often it is an unclear or distorted perspective that hampers advancement, so the seeker, obtaining right guidance from the preceptor, must look both backwards and inwards to effect a solution. Then, and as long as the courage of one’s convictions remains steady and long-lived, certain signs appear that allow the practitioner to move forward with all assurance. All of this, and more is outlined in Shankara’s indepth scrutiny of all aspects surrounding this problem.