Some days ago I had asked the following question (a few emotional lines have been omitted by my guru to make it more clear for the public) and today I received the answer. Below the answer of my guru, I am giving a link to a blog post I wrote a few days ago, which I have figured out a similar answer in different words. So, here is an example where the student’s understanding is evolving and the guru’s advice is gently helping the student grow with a higher level of understanding that also encompasses the student’s new insights.
QUESTION: I try to stay devoted but each time something happens and I lose the devoted state, I get demoralized. You gave me the solution to these. I should return to focusing on the Spiritual Heart and living from that state every time. I seem to have this attachment with humanly desires, every time I find a way to start bleeding out the energy I have gained and start spiraling down again. I am like a spoiled child. Every time you clearly warn me, and every time I find a way to sabotage myself. Why do Souls linger when they see their guru’s or an enlightened person’s wonderful state? Is this happening because the ego finds a way to deceive me to stop focusing on the Spiritual Heart every time? Please give me the most painful/direct/sharp advice, that would shake me to the core, so that your time is spared. Am I a bad student or is it normal that such faltering happens?
MY ANSWER: The best answer that I can give is that the mind has a long time pattern of looking out into the world for happiness. It is only a pattern. When we meditate inwards, we are creating a new pattern. This new inward looking pattern will replace the older outward looking pattern.
I see this as very scientific. There is no need to attach morality, good vs bad judgments or stories to this. It is simply a pattern of outward looking for happiness that must be changed.
When we make life simple, the the truth is easier to find. We stop confusing ourselves.
Blessings and Love
My blog post from a few days a go where I am gaining similar insights: The post