1. In eastern mysticism, any spiritual discipline embodying the principle of yang
; characterised by conscious effort and striving to expand the student's potentiality. In such arts, enlightenment is reached by self-discipline and some forms of self-denial, such as fasting to reach altered states of mind. Called Dakshinachara in the original Indian doctrines. While it is the opposite of the left hand path
, both paths require knowledge of one's inner self.
2. In modern western revisions, any spiritual discipline pursuing a state of being thought to be higher than the material world, such as the Christian concept of salvation.
1. In walking the right hand path, a student may keep a daily meditation and study schedule.
2. In the west, magicians of the right hand path seek to merge their consciousness with that of the universe.