Here are three most important requirements which were discussed in a recent satsang.
- Ananya bhakti (i.e. constant devotion to the Lord / God / Oneness / Consciousness / Paramatman / Supreme Being etc.)
If we attempt to analyse these a bit more:
Humility comes from accepting that neither do we know everything, nor are we the best at anything.
Compassion comes from accepting that there others more needy than us (usually we are the only centre of our attention).
Ananya Bhakti is harder to grasp and practise. It requires more alertness than the other two. It requires the spiritual seeker to bring God into every aspect of one’s life, into every waking moment, into every voluntary thought and action. A good way to begin, is with gratitude for everything that has already taken place and is currently taking place.
Seen differently, 1 and 2 chop away constantly at the seemingly infallible tree that is the ego. And point 3 replaces it with the only Truth that exists.