Spirituality and Man
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�If matter is mighty, thought is Almighty� said Swami Vivekananda, the great
orator, profound religious leader, an authority on various religious studies
including Christianity and of course a fine human being our Mother India had
A man can change only if his thoughts are changed. All our religious
discourses are aimed at achieving this goal. Good thoughts are the seeds we
saw for tomorrow; so are the bad thoughts. Depending upon what we saw, we
reap the harvest, good or bad, happiness or sorrow. However, since thought
is Amighty (read �all mighty�), what we saw, be it good or bad also would
grow �all mighty� and would come back to us as the harvest reaped.
Human mind needs overhauling as any automobile does periodically if we want
the world remain a place worthy for living. This however is possible only
if there is a mass movement. This is where a forum like SOCM Forum or a
magazine like Shroro could help--help to ignite a billion minds across the
vast oceans and mighty mountain peaks. When we do that, winds will
transport these thoughts for us to great distances, angels would carry them
for us to where wind can�t reach and Sun�s rays would carry them for us so
that the entire world can see us, feel us and understand us.
�Spirituality and Man� contains some of my thoughts in this direction.
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Spirituality and Man.
Man, the most worthy creation of God Almighty has three parts--body, mind
and the spirit.
The body is the engine which performs all the physical functions. The mind
is the medium where we store all the information gathered from the
experiences of life; good or bad, happy or unhappy; useful or useless. The
Spirit is the part which learns how to conduct the business of life from
every experience of life. Spirit cannot be destroyed nor can it be created.
It never sleeps nor leaves us.
When one say, �I was sleeping,� he intends that he was sleeping. In the
real sense, however, it was his body which was sleeping or taking rest along
with the mind which is the part of he as a �human.� That is the reason a
person cannot consciously feel that he actually �exists� when he is
sleeping. How ever there is �someone� who is not sleeping but watching him
sleeping. That someone is the one whom we address as �I.� This �I� is the
spirit. When someone asks, �Have you learned the lesson?� it is the �You�
that learns and that �You� is the spirit. Mind is the medium of storage.
Depending upon the nature of information, mind stores it either in the
�Analytical or Reactive� part of the mind. The body, however, cannot learn.
It is designed to only convert your thoughts into actions as a physical
medium and hence it is �you� that learn.
Man is in constant search for success�as a husband, son, wife, sister,
mother, employee, etc., etc. Acquiring material wealth is an important task
an ordinary man indulges in to be known as a successful man. The comforts
that is derived out of these amenities is often compared with those who do
not have them and he calls himself �successful.� It is said that the child
is busy with play, the youth is busy with sex, and the adult is busy with
worries. However, as the man realizes the value of peace, compassion and
happiness, his perception of success and achievements change and he seek out
know more about the �Spirit and spirituality�
Lord Buddha left his empire and palatial amenities in search of peace.
Between age 12 and 30, it is believed that young Jesus Christ wandered all
over; King Ashoka immersed himself in propagating the peace and compassion
not only in India but outside India too. When one learns spirituality, it
helps him to be closer to Almighty God and that in turn helps him to be a
good human being and lead the worthy life; for which he has been designed
A man with a good spiritual bearing does not worry much about happiness
comes out of material gains which he gathers as his life goes on. It is
because he realizes that what material gains transpire is not actually
happiness but satisfaction--satisfaction of having successfully completed
something which has resulted in a material gain. Similarly, a man with a
good spiritual bearing does not break down when he looses out material gains
or faces painful emotional trauma as he has learned from Spirituality how to
maintain the balance of life in the face of happiness and sorrows.
The spiritual leaders of all religions have said that they do not experience
�Happiness, but what they experience is �bliss� when they pursue
spirituality and hence a man of spirituality does not and would not worry
about the happiness of material gains as he now experiences �bliss� the
superlative of happiness.
Spirituality is a misunderstood subject. People believe that it is for the
older generation who has already lived their lives. In fact when taught to
younger generation, spirituality helps them to make better choices and
enable them to take matured decisions which are vital for a balanced living.
When a young child is told how Judas betrayed Jesus for just thirty silver
coins, that would make him sit tight and think straight and he would never
think of betrayal even if someone offers him the entire world! An elder
practicing compassion; is actually preaching spirituality to the younger
ones. True spirituality never ask you to �disown your duties� for the sake
of realizing the God; in fact true spirituality is only understood fully
when one does his duties for which the God Almighty has designed and sent
him to live on this earth to realize that it is the right path that actually
lead one to Him.