The process of spiritual transformation includes a series of stages and is enabled by a few tools. These tools work like plumbing, flushing away all the layers that dilute the recognition and expression of ourselves as the consciousness supreme.

Gurudev’s spiritual prescription alluded to three tools:

  1. Gunas for energy stabilisation
  2. Mantras for energy activation
  3. Seva for energy multiplication

You can drown in the process of transformation if you do not know how to use the plumbing deftly. Appropriate tools are only as useful as the knowledge to wield them. Gurudev was very subtle in his approach with us. While he taught us to fly, he left the controls of the altimeter and machmeter in our hands. However, in his role as an air-traffic controller, he guided our flight manoeuvres from take-off to landing.