The Random Action Problem

    Same people are firm supporters of the concept of random accomplishment. They think that the best way to build a brick building is to drop a load of bricks from a helicopter and hope that they will form a building when they land. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again and again and again. While theoretically this approach will work, the odds are pretty bad. In fact, it is so bad that no building construction company ever uses this method. The chances of it working are probably worse than 100 billion to one. 
    Some people thing that if they jump into a car and start driving and making turns completely at random that they will somehow end up exactly where they are supposed to be. This is almost as unlikely as the brick building scenario. 
    While it is certainly true that fate, or guidance from above, can cause us to make unexpected changes in our path, we still have to do some planning. This is certainly true when it comes to our spiritual development.
    Some think that by participating in random spiritual events, reading a random selection of spiritual books, saying some random prayers, that they will achieve enlightenment. That’s like expecting to get a masters degree by randomly wandering onto a college campus and occasionally sitting in on a random class. While it could happen, the odds are not good. 
    A much better approach to spiritual enlightenment, one that is much more likely to lead to success, is to follow a complete program of spiritual development, starting with the basics and getting more and more advanced at the appropriate pace for you. In order to do that, you really need to work with a reliable spiritual teacher and spiritual school.

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