"Although the Sahaj Marg spiritual practice is available in most parts of the world, it is virtually unknown except by the abhyasis and their close family and friends. By design, its gatherings and celebrations are low key and its Masters avoid unwanted publicity. Although we are encouraged to talk to our friends and colleagues openly about what we do, there is no pressure or obligation. With a demanding and structured system like this, the retention rate is low even with practitioners who get initiated. It is believed that only those who are ready will come to the system".
- Rise before dawn. Offer your prayer and puja (meditation) at a fixed hour, preferably before sunrise, sitting in one and the same pose. Have a separate place and seat for worship. Purity of mind and body should be specially adhered to.
- Begin your puja (meditation) with a prayer for spiritual elevation, with a heart full of love and devotion.
- Fix up your goal, which should be complete “oneness” with God. Rest not until the ideal is achieved.
- Be plain and simple to be identical with nature.
- Be truthful. Take miseries as divine blessings for your own good and be thankful.
- Know all people as thy brethren and treat them as such.
- Be not revengeful for the wrong done by others. Take them with gratitude as heavenly gifts.
- Be happy to eat in constant divine thoughts whatever you get, with due regard to honest and pious earnings.
- Mould your life so as to arouse a feeling of love and piety in others.
- At bed time, feeling the presence of God, repent the wrongs committed. Beg forgiveness in a supplicant mood, resolving not to allow repetition of the same.
Lalaji (1873 - 1931)
Babuji(1899 - 1983)
Finally, this is a truly universal practice that can be practiced by anyone from any tradition or religious background without any restrictions. I will leave you with a message from Babuji that beautifully captures the essence of the practice.