In this world of relativity, discrimination must be our guide. However, those of you who think you are qualified to give spiritual advice to friends, co-workers or relatives who have not asked for it must realize it is of no benefit to those unappreciative who would snap at their-would be-spiritual advisor with scorn and cynicism. All of you would-be reformers of others should themselves live intelligently before planting wisdom in the hearts of others.
People who wallow deeply in worldly gunk are insensitive to the understanding gems of wisdom of the sages who talk about invaluable happiness of keeping the “self” under total control. As it is said never cast your pearls before swine nor give that which is holy unto the dogs, they would doltishly trample on what is cast before them. Attempting to advise or reform low-minded individuals with helpful spiritual counsel will likely be met with sneers of sarcasm. It is advisable not to offer spiritual truths to those who lack self-control, devotion or to one who does not care to hear as you will find out the hard way that obscure people have no intention or wish to transform themselves and ridicule the lofty principles and those who advocate them with laughter. Until the recipient is ready it is better to stay away or remain reserved or you’re outstretched helping hand be slapped.
Some uneducated people who don’t know any better often misbehave and should just illuminate the scene in silence instead of being made a fool of by speaking. We see smart intellectuals with their oversensitive imaginations misbehave as well by misunderstanding their associates. This is the danger of analyzing others.
Keep in mind if you do try to reason with those who are always in doubt, mostly negative and somewhat confused when you own consciousness is not yet established in true understanding, your brain can also be infected by confusion and doubt. Too many people try to press their points arguing. It’s best to let them have their sense of winning. There is zero use in talking to them.
Then What Is Considered The Highest Duty Of Human Service There Is To A fellow Being? When spiritual individuals, instructors or teachers inspire and motivate spiritual fugitives, runaways and escapees to come back that is considered the highest duty of human service there is to a fellow being. The Lord loves to see His children consciously search for Him, and is very pleased when a spiritual guide influences them to come unto Him.
However those who do meditate and are on the spiritual path must be cautious about encouraging or persuading people to study the teaching of the masters when they are not ready. It is best to keep your mouth shut. When a soul is ready the master appears in some form to prepare them by having someone offering them a book or recommends a teacher to awaken them but when the desire is strong enough and they want to emancipate their “self” God will send a guru or master. There is an unwillingness to meditate for some and is a veil over man’s eyes which prevent him to attune himself with God and therefore he or she misses the opportunity to find a true spiritual master and the true goal of life.
Warnings from Paramahansa Yogananda. One is taking life to gravely and the other is giving spiritual advice to those who have not asked for help. Earth is an awful place and there is no safety here. What should we do? Don’t take this life to seriously, overcome delusion by holding on to this one thought. Our whole existence is nothing more than God’s motion picture and we are the actors. Act out your part well but do not identify with your role in the movie.