Can you describe a moment or experience that led to a significant spiritual awakening or transformation in your life?

Quora Query – Can you describe a moment or experience that led to a significant spiritual awakening or transformation in your life?

Spiritual transformation or any other kind of profound change rarely happens in an instant—except, of course, in the face of natural disasters or man-made conflicts. Typically, transformation is a gradual process. Sudden changes that occur spontaneously are often fleeting and disappear as quickly as they arrive.

Regarding my spiritual journey, being born in India meant that religion and spirituality were part of my upbringing. My family was deeply religious, and growing up with Amar Chitra Kathas, I was introduced to the mythologies of gods, demigods, angels, and archangels from an early age.

In school, our curriculum included “Sanshipt Ramayana” in class 5 and “Sanshipt Mahabharat” in class 6, where we memorized the names of various characters for exams. In classes 7 and 8, we studied the dohas of Sant Kabir Das and other enlightened souls, with our teachers often dedicating entire periods to explain just one doha. This laid a strong foundation for assimilating higher knowledge.

As I grew older, I explored works like **Linda Goodman’s “Star Signs,” Lobsang Rampa, Richard Bach, and Khalil Gibran, **which introduced me to higher realms of knowledge. My curiosity about spirituality led me to the “**Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,”** “**Autobiography of a Yogi,**” and the **biography of Shirdi Sai Baba**, which emphasized manifesting divinity in this life.

My search for a True Spiritual Master (Sadhguru) began, as these books warned that the power of God (**Kundalini Shakti)** lies dormant at the base of the spine and can only be awakened by a Sadhguru. **Attempting to awaken this power alone or through fake masters could have fatal consequences—much like undergoing a major surgery by an unqualified doctor.**

This quest, which started in 1992, culminated in 2002 when I found my Sadhguru -** Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, FOunder Sahaja Yoga Meditation **- after exploring Silva Method, Art of Living, Reiki, and others. This journey illustrates that true transformation is gradual and must be approached with patience and discernment to avoid self-deception.

Thus, genuine transformation takes time, and it is crucial to seek guidance from authentic sources to ensure a safe and profound spiritual awakening.

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