In this episode, we kick off our new series on spiritual psychology and explore the wisdom of the Bhavagad Gita, Chapter 7, Verse 16, the 4 types of spiritual seekers. What triggers a person to enter the spiritual life? Once on the spiritual path, what drives them to continue? We discuss:
- The four types of spiritual seekers
- Discover what stage you are in and how you are approaching your spiritual growth
- The highest form of spiritual growth and the stages to get there
Debra Maldonado 00:28
Hello, welcome to another episode of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado, and we are off to a new season. We’re going to kick off this season with some fundamentals of spiritual psychology and how to use them in your life to reach your goals and be happier and all those wonderful things that we want out of life.
Robert Maldonado 00:56
A special shout-out to all our students. Thank you, guys, for a great year, 2022. We’re looking forward to 2023 now and hope you stay with us and join us.
Debra Maldonado 01:11
Let’s talk about the new topic, spiritual psychology. Maybe we can describe it a little bit.
Robert Maldonado 01:57
Maybe a little background for our new viewers. The way we approach the Gita, we’re going to talk about its spiritual psychology. That means we’re looking at how it applies to us today. What we know from psychology, especially from depth psychology, what we can see in the psychology of the spiritual traditions of the world, now we’re going to look at Eastern philosophy, particularly the philosophy that is encoded in the Gita. Now the Bhagavad Gita is considered the distillation of all the knowledge from the Upanishads. It’s written so well, it’s integrated into this incredible story of Krishna and Arjuna, who are about to fight a battle. Right before the battle, Krishna decides to instruct Arjuna on the philosophy of the self, philosophy of mind, what is going on in our world, in your mind, in reality. The Gita contains all that wisdom encoded in the Upanishads, which we’ll save for a later podcast because it’s a topic unto its own. But there’s a verse in there that talks about the four different kinds of spiritual seekers.
Debra Maldonado 03:45
That’s what today’s episode is about, the four types of spiritual seekers. We’re going to tell you what they are, then you can identify which one you are, or more than one. I think you can have more than one, you can approach it. But it’s interesting to see the reasons why people seek spiritual knowledge.