Sadhana : 2.2
2. ASPIRATION AND ACHIEVEMENT INTRODUCTION : 2.
Good intentions alone will not do. They must be backed up by good actions.
You must enter the spiritual path with the best intention of attaining Atma-Jnana (Self-knowledge), but unless you are vigilant and diligent, unless you do intense and rigorous Sadhana, unless you guard yourself against lust, anger and egoism and selfishness, the good intentions alone will not enable you to achieve success.
Moral purity and spiritual aspiration are the first steps in the seeker's path.
Without a strong conviction in moral values, there can surely be no spiritual life, or even a good life.
Stern self-discipline is absolutely essential.
Self-discipline does not mean suppression, but taming the brute within.
It means humanization of the animal and spiritualization of the human.
To be continued ....