goal is to reach the infinite and eternal. But we must do this from
our particular standpoint in time and space, body and mind. Our
individuality is embedded in a certain cultural matrix and its
forms, just as the language that we learn to speak shapes our
thoughts. To reach the universal we must have the right
organic foundation at local level. We need to create a
culture that can lead us to it, by helping us discovering our
cosmic potentials at an individual level. This is what Hindu Dharma
provides in many different ways.
The spiritual life is an eonic journey, taking
many lifetimes and leading us through many different worlds.
Very few souls, only handful in each generation, will
complete their journey in a particularly incarnation. Spiritual
growth requires the proper culture and tradition to sustain
our collective aspiration from life to life. Otherwise a few rare
individuals may be able to progress spiritually but the great
majority cannot go far, just as only a few of the many seeds
cast on uncultivated ground can flourish.