Sadhguru says, the first step towards knowing is to see that you do not know.
Sadhguru: To be on the spiritual path means that you have not made a conclusion about anything, you are seeking. To be a seeker means you want to know. One can seek only when one does not know. If he assumes that the end is God or mukti or this or that, there is no seeking.
Unfortunately, most seekers in the world have made their conclusion about what is the end, and then they seek. That means you are seeking something that you have created. If you want to seek what you have created, there is no need to seek. It is very simple. Just create whatever you want. This kind of false spiritual seeking is going on in the world on a massive scale. It has become such a huge affair that if you as much as utter a word against it, it amounts to blasphemy or atheism.
No true seeking can happen if one assumes what is at the other end. Only when one realizes he or she does not know, is seeking genuine. It then becomes possible to take the next step and see what is happening with oneself.
Within and around us, many processes are active. Converting mud into food is referred to as agriculture. Converting food into body cells is called digestion. If you convert or transform a stone into the Divine, then we call it consecration. Like this, there are many processes happening around us. The spiritual process is a process of inner consecration, to transform this flesh and bone into a much higher possibility. You do not know what is the ultimate possibility, but you know that the same flesh and bone can function in different dimensions. It can be just a mass of flesh, it can become joy, love, hatred, misery – so many things.
A spiritual process means to constantly transform what you call as “myself” right now into a higher possibility. If you make assumptions about what is the ultimate possibility, then the process is destroyed.
This does not mean that you can only go step by step. You can simply take a leap. Most people go step by step – in installments – because trust in the process comes in installments. But if you stay with the process for a certain period of time, if you are willing to intensify life within you to whatever possible pitch you can right now, then it is not necessary to go step by step. One can just jump into enlightenment.
There are really no steps as such. If you stop aspiring for anything in particular, but are just willing to be intense about everything in your life, then the whole path becomes so much simpler.