The Path to perfection
Květoslav Minařík provides instructions, verified by practice, of how to correctly proceed with the transformation of the being – especially the inner being – and at the same time warns about the dangers that must be avoided. He gives methodical instructions on how to, by a constant self-observation and self-control and by positive interventions of will in a sense of „Lift up your hearts“, intervene in the automatism, in which the particular psychological components play different roles in each one of us.
The chapters, References to practice and On self-discipline, analyse the philosophical bases of the moralisation necessary for yoga and describe the basic methods of working on the development of one’s own spirit. The chapters On concentration, Final aphorisms and The accompanying phenomena and results of the spiritual effort are dealing, besides the analysis, description and justification of the three levels of concentration, with the reactions to its various types, the so called mystic powers. The last chapter, On entering the mystic path in general summarises all aphorisms into a simple and clearly organised system of the inner work.
There is a law that holds on this Earth – and in fact in the entire universe – that the spiritual perfection can only be a result of a non-compromising renunciation of the world. This is an aphorism that has to be accepted by every person wishing to enter this path. However, those who have entered the path of spiritual perfecting through concentration might be misled by initial partial success. A person, no matter how morally impure, may start to practice concentration according to the instructions of the mystic teachings, may always obtain partial successes, which seem to be a promise of further advancement. The spiritual perfection is way beyond these partial results.
As long as a person does not control themselves, no matter how hard they may try to obtain satisfaction, they will not succeed, because they are controlled by numerous outer factors. However, when they bridle their human nature and force it to be content with the calmness of the being who dwells exclusively within itself, then the satisfaction appears on its own.