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Religion and Spirituality
- what differentiates Religion from Spirituality?
Religion is "absolute truth of life" of the physical manifested
world. It is Religion and not Spirituality
which forms the basis of the present society we live in. In the
present the needs for following a Religion being at its minimum...
it is easy to follow any Religion. Anyone... even a layman can follow
any Religion but not Spirituality?
differentiates Religion and Spirituality? Religion... if it forms
the core of the physical manifested world... it is the Spirituality
(the truth of our soul atman within) which upholds the values in
the society. Without Spirituality the physical manifested world
cannot sustain for long but in the absence of religion... the society
can survive on its own.
It is Spirituality (the truth of our real self... our Soul within)
which forms the core of the cosmic world. The physical manifested
world is a reality in terms of senses (which guide every human
being on its earthly journey). In the cosmic world...
our physical manifested world does not hold good for there is nothing
solid in the Cosmos. Everything in the cosmos is made up of the
basic building block of the cosmos which comprise of atoms and molecules
is meant for passing of the physical manifested life in a meaningful manner. Unable
to understand the nature of God...
humanity has built for itself various religious centers all over the globe. These
religious centers are they a mosque, temple or a church... provide a succor to
the ever ailing society. They quench the thirst of an average human being... one
who does not have time or the resources to contemplate directly on God
Indulgence in Spirituality is not meant for the average human being. To fathom
the depths of the Scriptures of the various religions of the world (the core truths
of Spirituality)... one needs to dive deep into the pearls of wisdom contained
in the various sacred
Scriptures of the world. Spirituality is totally oblivious of a religion.
In the field of Spirituality one need not go to a mosque, temple or a church in
search of God. It is contemplation and only contemplation which shall lead one
to God Almighty.
Spirituality (contrary to religion) is all about
existing within every human being nay every living being (Jiva
as we call it in Hinduism).
It is truth of every life prevailing on Mother Earth. It is the real self of us
that exists within every living being since the birth of that body in form of
an individual soul. Spirituality and Religion are the two fundamentals of life
which every living being is required to follow simultaneously.
One can live
without Religion but not without Spirituality for Spirituality forms
the core of very existence of every living being. It is the spirit
within every human being that we exist as a physical form on Mother
Earth. We may or may not indulge in understanding Spirituality or
a Religion but inherently every living being pursues the path of
spirituality in every manifestation. Spirituality is that fundamental
of life which cannot be ignored by one.
To understand the basics of the Spirituality
(not religion) one needs to understand the underlying meaning of
the various sacred
Scriptures existing on Mother Earth. Whatever our religious
masters teach us on the physical plane may not be a truthful representation
of whatever is contained in the sacred Scriptures. Many commentaries
may exist related to a particular sacred Scripture but all may not
be correct or rightly represent the facts contained therein.
To interpret the sacred Scriptures correctly one needs to understand
the inner meaning of the core teachings contained therein. Spirituality
in other words can only be best understood from a realized
master. Only those who have reached the level of Mahavira,
Christ or Prophet
Mohammed can deliver the humanity of its ills.
On the contrary going to a temple, mosque or a church can provide
temporary succor to the ailing humanity but it is only Spirituality
which can provide a permanent relief. Religion provides relief in
day-to-day life but Spirituality liberates one forever from the
of birth and death. Religion is primarily a following
of an enlightened
master... it is only the correct interpretation of his
teachings that one can follow spirituality to its logical end.
Religion relates to the teachings of Gautama Buddha. The Islamic Religion
is based on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed. Jainism (which can not be rightly
called as a Religion but a
way of life) is based on the collective teachings of the various Tirthankars
souls). Similarly Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Spirituality: What differentiates religion and spirituality, divination astrology,
esoteric and occult!
the teachings of Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed...
One can definitely reach the higher portals of Religion but to become one like
Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed one needs to understand
the core teachings of the realized masters themselves in a totally unadulterated
In a nutshell, if we desire to understand the fundamentals
of life itself and reach the end of cosmic journey... we need to understand
Spirituality in totality. And on the contrary if we desire to live the present
physical manifested life in the best manner possible then following the dictates
of Religion alone would suffice.
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