Through spiritual research we have learnt that there are two reasons why we are born :
1. To undergo destiny
2. To make spiritual progress
Undergoing destiny is a process we have no control over, but it is possible to make conscious efforts to progress spiritually. Having a spiritual aim in life and certain qualities helps us make such efforts. A seeker is someone who :
Makes honest and sincere efforts to grow spiritually
Has intense desire for spiritual growth
Strives to improve his spiritual practice quantitatively and qualitatively on a regular basis
It is important that a seeker’s efforts for spiritual growth conform to the 8 principles of spiritual practice.