The Siksa Program is designed to mark a devoteeâ€™s progress in spiritual development. The program has 5 levels, gradually leading to initiation.
The program is intended to be an encouragement to those who are seriously interested in spiritual advancement. As each person is an individual, so is the time it takes to advance thought the levels. Some may advance very quickly, while others advance slowly. It should be recognized that this step-by-step process is a gradual approach to learning bhakti yoga. It is the individual advancement, rather than the speed at which one goes through the levels that is important. Typically, it takes about a year to traverse all 5 levels.