There are many complex and highly abstract philosophies that talk about soul awakening and ultimate self-realization. This complexity can be a trap where the mind is kept occupied with all sorts of mental gymnastics, some of them quite brilliant indeed, but whereby we unwittingly avoid facing the real work.
Here is some concrete and practical advice for moving away from spiritual illusions, toward true and genuine spiritual awakening.
The real work is to take a hard look at the state of the house, rather than getting into lengthy discussions regarding blueprints, where the materials come from, environmental history, architectural relevance, and more of that talk. That avoids getting our hands dirty, and we donít build anything, either. Our lives remain the same, day after day.
The proper path is not that hard to find. The real work is part of our day-to-day routine where, among other things, we can observe our ability to truly love, to get into right relationships, and to use our power for the benefit of all. Our progress in this work is not measured in terms of how articulate we may be when discussing spirituality, but rather in terms of the quality of our service and the goodness we spread in our day-to-day existence. For this is where our level of consciousness is really tested, and where true spirituality comes to life.