The Spiritual Journey


To train ourselves to be always reflecting inwardly is to correctly prepare ourselves for the inner spiritual journey of transformation. From the ability to be still and inwardly reflect, the spiritual journey of discovering our own inner transcendental divine nature and liberation from suffering will surely follow.



Karen Piggin 

In this final talk Āloka brings together all the elements covered during the week, and re-emphasises that the purpose of the training framework is to turn us in and look at ourselves. We use the five pillars as the start point, but we need to accept that there is no end point to our journey and that the depth of understanding and layers of subtlety are endless. Āloka points out the dangers for westerners taking on the practice and how easy it is for us to misunderstand and delude ourselves. For me this is a reminder about the constant need to check myself, and that unless the practice is deeply personal and even unpleasant at times, then it is unlikely to be true Dharma. As well as the inward journey we are encouraged to also give space to awareness and bring an additional spirit to obtain the complete path. The ultimate truth, if we silently illume, can then be revealed.

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