Why is the Sadhak advised to keep the progress in Sadhana a secret ?

Q.7. Why is the Sadhak advised to keep the progress in Sadhana a secret?

Ans. The purpose of keeping Sadhana secret is only to avoid the possibility of confusion because of multiple interactions with people, so that after dispelling all doubts, one holds fast to it firmly and marches ahead on the chosen path. People try to criticize, find faults and suggest new methods and create doubts in the mind of the Sadhak, if he discusses the method of his Sadhana with several persons. Everyone who is consulted will suggest something new and the Sadhak's mind will get confused and he will lose faith. He will then change frequently his method of Sadhana and on account of doubt get deprived of its benefits. It is therefore, essential to have full faith in one's well settled method and it should be pursued with unflinching devotion, under the guidance of an accomplished Guru .