साधन | Sādhanā

It’s a practice which expresses “a means of accomplishing something”, undertaken in the process of goal reaching.

Thus, a sādhaka, or practitioner, is someone who cleverly applies mind and intelligence aiming at a specific spiritual goal. This process brings to a particular kind of enrichment in terms of spiritual realization, liberation from the cycle of birth and death or pure love of God.

It’s a recurring theory in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh traditions.