20 steps to spirituality

1 Do charity regularly, every month, or even daily according to your means, say atleast six paisa per rupee earned
2 Do not depend upon servants. do not engage others for menial service but Provide them gainful employment .Self-reliance is the highest of all virtues
3 Fast on Ekadasi, or once a fortnight live Only on liquid food or just fruits
4 Get by heart some prayer-Slokas, Stotras and repeat them as soon as you sit in the Asana before starting Japa or meditation.
5 Have Japa Mala (rosary), and keep repeating hotly names, NAMA Sangirtan,
6 Have Satsanga.Avoid any evil /helpless habits.Give up bad / unproductive company,
7 Never hurt anybody (Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah). Control anger by love, Kshama (forgiveness) and Daya (compassion).
8 Observe Mouna Vrata (vow of silence) for a couple of hours daily.
9 Practaice Fourfold sadhana: discrimination, dispassion, sixfold virtues and desire for Liberation.
10 Preserve Veerya , It is God in motion or manifestation—Vibhuti. It is the essence of life, thought and intelligence
11 Reduce your wants. Meet only your basic needs.Avoid unnecessary worry. Have simple living and high thinking.Be content. Be not Greedy or selfish.
12 Remember that death is awaiting you at every moment. Never fail to fulfil your duties. Have pure conduct (Sadachara).Do not run after Desires
13 Repeat any Mantra as pure Om or Om Namo Narayanaya, Om Namah Sivaya, according to your taste or inclination, say from 108 to 21,600 times daily.
14 Sit on Padma, Siddha or Sukha Asana for Japa and meditation for half an hour, facing the east or the north. Do Sirshasana and Sarvangasana Pranayamas.etc., regularly.
15 Speak the truth at all cost. Speak a little. Speak sweetly.
16 Study systematically the Gita,Upanishads or Bible, Zend Avesta, the Koran, one hour daily and have Suddha Vichara.
17 Take Sattvic food, Suddha Ahara Give up those things which the mind likes best for a fortnight in a year. Give up salt and sugar for a month.
18 Think of CREATOR and Thank as soon as you wake up and just before you go to sleep. Surrender yourself completely to God (Saranagati).
19 Think of the mistakes you have committed during the course of the day, just before retiring to bed (self-analysis, and work on corrective action Dont brood
20 Wake up and Get up at Brahmamuhurta which is extremely favourable for meditation every day

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