A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

Can spiritual practices really lead to enlightenment? I have been doing my practices for  over 25 years regularly and sincerely. I undoubtedly see many benefits, but I don't see myself anywhere near enlightenment. I also do seva regularly and have sincere devotion in my heart. I don't know what's missing. Could you please share your thoughts on it. Spiritual enlightenment is a flashy and vague term. It can mean many different things to different people. I don't know what it means to you, and what exactly are you trying to achieve? The Yoga Scriptures don't use the term 'enlightenment'. Instead, they inspire the...