Effective Spirituality

Spirituality, Excellence, Self Improvement



My name is John. Thanks for your curiosity about me and this site.John_photo

I am a firm believer in the idea that we only need to do the right things to get the right results. I think that this idea very much applies in the field of spirituality.

Therefore, if you share my passion for the spirituality that bestows mastery, no matter your religious preference or affiliation, please stick around.

I have been a student of practical esotericism for many years. I have been privileged to glimpse the possibilities that true spirituality affords sincere and courageous men and women.

Personal experience, too, as well as knowledge gained at the feet of my teachers has shown me the pitfalls and dangers to avoid on the spiritual path.

Yet, I never really set out (consciously) to seek spirituality. I only was so fascinated by the stories I read of men and women who had contributed to the advancement of civilization by their great achievements.

I became determined to seek for the common factor in the lives of the great, the unwritten code that had guided each of them to high achievement – with a view to adopting it (and hopefully getting somewhere, too!) But first I wished to put my findings into the form of a book or manual.

The Achievement Code

Yes, that was to be the (ambitious?) title of the book I wished to write. It was to be such a manual that whoever abided by it could not fail to make their mark. Don’t laugh, because despite my age (about twenty, then) I was dead serious about the project!

Just imagine a young under graduate, even though supposedly possessed of high intelligence (having left high school at the top of his graduating class) having the effrontery to undertake such a task.

Well, then I had the good fortune to come across Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, while researching at a public library. That was a work similar to what I had in mind and I treasured the book greatly, reading it through several times.

However, I somehow felt that “The Achievement Code” which I planned to write would be more concise, yet more far-reaching in its application.

The Fruits of the Spirit

As part of my literature review and research for the proposed book, I undertook to read through and study many sacred texts. I felt that the principles I sought to distill for “The Achievement Code” may have been discovered by the sages of old and hidden in the holy books.

I studied (in alphabetic order): the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, the Quran, the Tao Te Ching, and the Zend Avesta. as well as the writings of the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, to name a few.

However, the passage that stuck in my mind more than any other was from the Bible. In Galatians 5:22, 23 : “…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law…”

It struck me that the principles I sought to compile into “The Achievement Code” must be of such a potent nature that they would grant whoever lived by them power to transcend any limitation or inimical circumstance – against such there would be no law…

Seventeen years to insight

It took me nearly seventeen years of contemplation and meditation upon the true significance of each of those simple words (love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance) to understand how each is a powerful key to high achievement in any physical, intellectual or spiritual endeavour.

The principles I sought to compile into “The Achievement Code” are presently in manuscript form. I am test-running their efficacy in my own life before offering them to others – soon.

I wish you much happiness and peace…

– John D’Silva

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