What does it mean to Be Spiritual?
Foremost, being spiritual means to acknowledge the divinity within.
In India, we have an everyday salutation – NAMASTE!
As in the west you greet somebody ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon’, in India we greet each other “Namaste”. Namaste means: “I salute the divinity within you”.
In India we have many such ways of acknowledging each other’s divinity. As some Hindu’s would greet each other “Ram-Ram” or, Jain’s would greet each other “Jai Jinendra”. Basically, referring each other in ways to remind each other, “one’s divine roots”.
One way we think of being spiritual is to remember and acknowledge a God or a Divine Force outside, somewhere in the heavens.
It’s totally another way of thinking to acknowledge that divinity, the God within and in everyone else.
Now, there are two things: Matter and Spirit.
And there are three kinds of humans divided by their faith or beliefs:
1. Materialists-atheists, who do not believe in God, Spirit or an afterlife.
2. Materialists-spiritualists, who believe themselves to be materialistic but believe in an external God.
3. And spiritualists, who believe themselves to be the Spirit dwelling in a material body.
Thus, Being Spiritual means to see the Spirit in all.
To not be identified with just looks, makeup, garments, properties, talents or someone’s position but value people on the basis of their Character.
Being Spiritual means to know and realize that – Your body is the temple of your Holy Spirit, your Shiva. And your Atman/Spirit, your Shiva is the presiding deity.
Phrase inscribed in the ancient Temple of Delphi:
“I warn you, whoever you are, Oh, you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you be able to find it outside. If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies? In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Oh, man, know yourself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods!”
Man know yourself to know the universe and gods.
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To your Atman/Spirit…..