Is Spiritual Practice Necessary?
(This article is hosted by Jerry Katz’s www.nonduality.com.)
I don’t give you what has to be done
because there is nothing to be done.
Is spiritual practice necessary? This question never comes up in the orthodox traditions, because the “Yes” to practice is built into their very structure. But within nondual teaching contexts, this is a Top Ten Question. And most of the time, the answer is some version of
No — practice will only make matters worse! It will only reinforce the sense of a separate self that thinks it can gain something. What must happen is not practice, but the disappearance of this sense of self.