CHENNAI: Spirituality! the word itself creates a lot of interest as well as mystery in the minds of people because there is no single, widely-agreed definition of spirituality that’s available to those who want to pursue it seriously. Usually, when it comes to spirituality, people think of god, religion, rituals etc. For example a person folding his hands before an idol in a temple thinks he is spiritual, though his mind wanders in a number of ways, even while he prays to the Almighty.
That is why the modern generation feels that practicality and spirituality do not go hand in hand. Hence, they consider spirituality as impractical. However, we need to understand that spirituality is a way of sharpening your mind and hence raise your effectiveness to a much higher level. It is actually knowledge of the self, our relationship with the Supreme and the purpose of one’s existence and the way to achieve that purpose or reach that goal. But again there is a question a lot of people raise why at all does one need to be spiritual? What’s so wrong in being materialistic instead of being spiritual?
The answer to this is simple, it’s a matter of will and one is free to choose how and what he or she wants to be. But we should not forget the fact that at some point in life, everyone tries to be spiritual willingly or circumstantially.
A spiritual person always remains contented with the self and devotes his time not in material pursuits but tends to remain in the company of the divine thereby experiencing true love, peace and happiness which are more lasting than material achievements.
Such a person will see everyone as souls; loves every person regardless of one’s religion, country, gender and other physical traits. When we understand the above definition of a real spiritual being, we would be spiritually awakened and enlightened and get directly connected to the Supreme Being.