A spiritual resolve does not automatically happen for everyone. It happens according to the laws of accumulated Karma through present and previous life events.
It’s said in the Bhagavat Gita 6.41:
“The unsuccessful yogi, after many, many years of enjoyment on the planets of the pious living entities, is born into a family of righteous people, or into a family of rich aristocracy.” – (https://asitis.com/6/41.html)
Thus, the individual will be able to continue the spiritual journey, by getting a very clear understanding of this material world, and the destination beyond death.
Any living organism consists of two components – the gross body and the subtle body.
The gross body consists of five material elements – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Ether (or the all-pervading sky) and three subtle elements consists of the intelligence, mind and false ego.
It is this component “false ego” which is a layer between the material mind and the spiritual particle or soul.
The main function of false ego is to provide a strong sense of self-identification with the temporary material body. It is the false ego that provides every living entity a false sense of “I” and “mine” that determines our material existence in this world.
We must first learn and strongly believe that we are not this material body. We are nothing but a spirit soul. Knowledge of this leads to Mukti, or liberation – freedom from material consciousness.
Not realising this is the cause of repeated births and deaths. As I have been mentioning earlier, only through human birth it is possible to break away from this shackles of birth and death.
It is important to note that this material world is a perpetual place of distress or Dukhalayam, as it is called. There is no solution here yet on the four-fold miseries of Birth-Death-Old Age-Disease.
Therefore, our resolve should be:
– To take recourse to our scriptures, primarily Shrimad Bhagavat Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam.
– To not to associate with anyone very intimately – considering the temporary nature of materialistic relationships, Identify the true nature of the soul which is eternal and the body which is temporary.
– To dedicate all the thoughts, deeds and actions to The Supreme Lord. This will keep the mind under control. Controlling the mind will control the 5 organs of senses – eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin and the 5 organs of action – hands, feet, mouth, rectum and genitals.
कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा
बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतेः स्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यद् सकलं परस्मै
नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥
Kayena Vacha Mana-Sendriyair Va
Budhyaatmana Va Prakruteh Swabhavath
Karoami Yadyad Sakalam Parasmai
Narayana Yeti Samarpayami
1: (Whatever I do) with my Body, Speech, Mind or Sense Organs,
2: (Whatever I do) using my Intellect, Feelings of Heart or (unconsciously) through the natural tendencies of my Mind,
3: Whatever I do, I do all for others (i.e. without the sense of attachment to the results),
4: (And) I Surrender them all at the Lotus Feet of The Supreme Lord.