Swami Naranjan tells another story about digging. A man went searching for water on his property. He dug a hole ten feet deep, found no water, went to another spot and dug another hole, and continued digging hole after hole without finding water. Finally a water diviner came onto his property and asked why he was digging all those holes. There was water at the bottom of the first hole; he simply had not dug deeply enough.
Swami Niranjan defines the main focus of sadhana--spiritual practice--as "the preparation of the mind" in order to cultivate spiritual awareness. As we prepare our minds for cultivation, how deeply do we dig? Like the man who dug hole after hole, do we run from intention to intention or from practice to practice, never allowing ourselves enough time to move deeply enough into any one of them to realize their benefit? Where are the seeds of our spiritual transformation falling--on the rocks, among the thorns, or in deeply dug fertile ground?
Join us for sadhana this Sunday at 5:45 p.m., Ruscombe Holistic Health Center.