There is a difference between spiritual life and mystical life. In spiritual life you aspires to something you want to get close to God, you want to lead a good life, you want to make a connection to your spiritual Nature, you can evolve and develop higher states of Consciousness. A mystic wants nothing. We aspire to be completely empty, to be used by God for His purpose we don’t even want Heaven or anything like that we aspire to be empty and so we are used.
I do not ask to see
I do not ask to know
I ask only to be used
- (One of the prayers of the mystic)
We know nothing but we are given what we need.
Mystics are born they are not made. You see you have to be a little bit crazy to be a mystic, to give up everything in your life, everything that people consider precious, even your beliefs, there comes a time when even your beliefs have to go and no one would do that in their right mind. You have to have this substance in you that belongs to the soul you bring it with you into life and it starts to make you a little bit crazy and this world as you know it starts to dissolve it no longer becomes real and then its time to find a teacher to help you through this process because it’s very dangerous you can go crazy because nothing that seems to be real is real any more, because you have to be transformed so you can be used by the beloved for the sake of the beloved not for your own sake that is the difference.
This was taken from a hour long talk which can be listened to here on Youtube