I have seen Ashrams crowded with people, halls flooded with seekers attending spiritual lectures. During the programme, every one seem in perfect agreement with what is preached. They feel that the new wisdom has taken over their minds and they are being transformed into better beings; more patient, loving, caring, accommodating and in perfect harmony with the surrounding world. Every one seems to be overwhelmed with the spiritual teachings. However when I come out of the venue of such programmes, I find the crowd behaving in the same old worldly way; pushing their way into trains, driving rash to cross the traffic jam, miss-treating others. The wisdom that appeared to be descended upon them, it seems, gets diluted very fast. On the other hand, the spiritual masters mark the programme as a 'great success' and allow their ego to get inflated with the reports about media coverage of the programme.
I observe that most of the Masters are not genuine. Many of them indulge in even antisocial activities and taking advantage of the ignorance of simple people, are spreading their regime.
Recurring observations paused, before me, questions like :-
Can there be so huge crowds of genuine spiritual seekers?
What might be the proportion of real seekers out of the huge gatherings ?
Whether the programmes have any influence upon the behavioural change of participants ? If not, why ?
Do the spiritual masters have genuine interest in the upliftment of their followers?
What way the so called spiritual masters are 'Enlightened'?
Do they teach 'Liberation' or are they hypocritic?
What remains the real agenda of such Ashrams?
Do people really need intrinsic spiritual practices to attain fulfilment in life?
All these experiences created a push within me. A push to create a simple platform to share ideas about easy ways and developing understanding so that people can lead a meaningful life without compromising with the 'Joy of Living.
With this at the back of my mind, I have decided to form an institute to realize the following objectives :
(1) Sharing usefull ideas, in a friendly way with other friends who wish to develop a way of their own to live life in more fulfilling manner.
(2) Without labelling myself as a Spiritual Master, I will present my self as a guide - 'Walking Along' the path.
(3) To explain spirituality in simple terms so as to make it within the reach of ordinary people. No place for spiritual pumposity and flamboyance of the system or process.
(4) A place that does not pull crowds. A place where individual one-to-one care and attention can be offered so that each one can be facilitated to develop to the most optimum potential.
(5) A system that will make sincere follow up with the participants even after a programme or retreat.
(6) To design and promote spiritual programmes in such a manner that would make the participants live life in a way as if they are on a wonder trip over here, the most beautiful creation - Planet Earth.