Keeping a Spiritual Diary

From the E-Book “We are Here to Celebrate”

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My purpose of writing “We are Here to Celebrate” was to deepen my understanding of myself and in the process, share my understanding with others.

This book is written based on my Spiritual Diary; my source of comfort. Whenever I am bombarded by negative thoughts and emotions, I will write them down in my Spiritual Diary. As soon as I write the negative thoughts down, comforting thoughts will automatically follow. This Spiritual Diary is the communication link with the Divinity within me and it gives strength to the Divine’s voice.

Whenever I receive insightful teachings from my spiritual friends, I will write them down in the Diary. When I find gems in spiritual books, will write them down in my own words and express what they mean to me. When I read books, I use them as a mirror to understand myself.  Sometimes, we do not know that we have certain bad habits until somebody highlights them to us. The teachings in the Spiritual Books are only relevant to us if they shake certain long held beliefs that we are attached to. When they do, it is good to write them down in one’s Spiritual Diary.

I only started to keep a Spiritual Diary in 2006. My only regret is that I did not start it when I was first initiated into Kriya Yoga back in 2002. Keeping a Spiritual Diary forces us to admit our weaknesses and obviously, I was reluctant to admit them, even to myself. I hope that this book will encourage you to maintain a Spiritual Diary if you have not already started to do so. The following is an extract from the book ‘The Voice of Babaji’1:

“Keep a daily spiritual diary. Initially it is indispensable and of paramount importance. It is a whip for grading the mind toward God. Let it be your guru as it will open your eyes and develop the power of reflection. It will help you to destroy your negative and evil qualities, born of actions in the past. Maintain a daily diary and receive in exchange solace, peace of mind and quick progress on the spiritual path.”

We can write anything in this spiritual diary – every positive and negative thought, speech or action done for the day (or not done but should have been done). We can talk about the practice that we did (or did not do) for the day and the results. We can write about the thoughts that bring us peace and those that bring us suffering. Everything will
become jewels – wisdom that you can turn to when problems arise. When I started with my Spiritual Diary, I did not have the intention to write a book out of it and therefore, I did not note the source of the insights that I gain. The insights may be from books, from friends or from the Divine. So, I apologize for not giving credit to the originators of the insights.


1 The Voice of Babaji is a compilation of three books: Mysticism Unlocked, Babaji’s Masterkey to All Ills and Babaji’s Death of Death, by V.T. Neelakantan, S.A.A. Ramaiah and Babaji Nagaraj. In 1952 and 1953, Babaji appeared to V.T. Neelakantan and his teachings were recorded in the above books.

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