Sadhana plays an important role in the spiritual path of one’s life. Sadhana does not limit to a certain aspect but is a part of every aspect of one’s life. Both internal and external aspects of sadhana form a continuous journey in one’s life. Because that is how human life is, one has to find some sort of movement or dynamism to experience sadhana in their life or he will feel frustrated and bored with life. A person has to move from one place to another or find newer possibilities and Sadhana is the medium that helps to achieve the same.
Each and everything of a human being can be sadhana. The way one sits, the way one sleeps, the way one eats, the way one thinks, the way one breathes and everything that a person does or happens in his life can be full of sadhana. Sadhana doesn’t mean one activity but it is a part of every activity that one does for his happiness and overall well-being.
For example, Raman was a great homeopathy doctor who lived in a semi-urban city. His medicines were a kind of miracle for his patients as they hardly used to complain about any major illness and whenever they had any cold, fever, or sickness, they just visited Raman, got one dose, and felt good in few days. The reason Raman was different from other homeopaths in his vicinity because Raman had made his profession a sadhana. He never prescribed many doses of medicines but just asked his patients to eat one dose and believe in the medicines and that they will be fine. He encouraged them to relax and take a rest for a week till they feel completely fine instead of rushing towards their office or doing the chores.
This helped his patients get a cure for both their physical and mental illness as Raman had understood that medicines are just a tool for treating the body but for the mind, enough rest and care is important that cures the overall body. Raman practiced this in his life as well and he lived till the age of 87 years as a healthy and fit doctor who used his profession to help people lead better lives.