How does one achieve this devotion?
The two crucial weapons to achieve devotion are – adversity and meditation. When one has to go through extreme difficulties in life, one does not have the luxury to focus on too many desires. The only desire in such a state of misery is survival – the most basic need of every living being.
Meditation helps us attain a true state of spiritual reclamation as we slowly but surely discover our life’s sense of purpose.
People who have experienced extreme hardship—soldiers in combat, women living under oppressive regimes, prisoners of conscience, slaves, victims of torture—all report more or less the same thing about the consequences of suffering. When our life is threatened, it’s purpose becomes crystal clear. The many desires of life are burned down by the fire of adversity; what remains is the one thing that both demands and deserves complete devotion.
Whether through meditation or through adversity, we begin our journey towards self-revelation with a very simple question to ourselves:
What do we want?