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What is Spirituality?
    #2368725 - 02/22/04 07:00 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Fireworks started a thread on whether spirituality can be acquired.  What is spirituality, though? 

I'll bet being spiritual means a lot of things to a lot of different people. 

I like to think I am spiritual, but I don't walk around in plumes of incense, or with constant feelings of love in my heart, nor do I carry a bible.  :grin:

Spirituality, for me, is being kind to other people, not hurting anyone (INTENTIONALLY), praying or meditating, and following the signs I believe God has put there for me to follow.  There might be others, but that's all I can think of for now. 

Oh, and understanding God better.  Learning about who He is, and having a relationship with Him.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368740 - 02/22/04 07:04 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Spirituality is existing


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368779 - 02/22/04 07:17 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

I have a slightly different definition...

Spirituality - thinking for yourself, questioning everything, and trying to make the world a better place.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Shroomism]
    #2368869 - 02/22/04 07:41 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Spirituality is existing




Well, then, what does it mean to exist?  :grin:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2368895 - 02/22/04 07:47 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Sclorch said:
I have a slightly different definition...

Spirituality - thinking for yourself, questioning everything, and trying to make the world a better place.




I don't know if that is "spirituality", based on the following definition, but I am open to argument.  :grin:

spirituality

\Spir`it*u*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. Spiritualities. [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.

A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its spirituality. --South.

If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest to spirituality. --Sir W. Raleigh.

Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come. --Bickersteth.

2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities.

During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof. --Blackstone.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2368971 - 02/22/04 08:06 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Nope... my definition is more correct.

To see how a definition can be shifted over time, one need only look the word "bad". Hitler was bad. Whoa... that new Tool album is fuckin' bad.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369069 - 02/22/04 08:28 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

:rolleyes:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369082 - 02/22/04 08:30 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

"Spirituality, for me, is being kind to other people, not hurting anyone (INTENTIONALLY), praying or meditating, and following the signs I believe God has put there for me to follow. There might be others, but that's all I can think of for now. "

thats a good personal definition. As far as tuning into the "signs" thats a great way to start to uncover the vast and expanding spiritual realm...

But i wonder, can the spiritual realm expand? probally just in your mind.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369114 - 02/22/04 08:34 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Hitler was bad. Whoa... that new Tool album is fuckin' bad.

Hitler was a musician? Are you into "oom pa pa" music? Goes great mit eine bier und weinerschnitzel...

*We now return to back froggy's topic.*


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Swami]
    #2369129 - 02/22/04 08:36 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

DUDE WAY TO HIJACK TEH THREAD I DEMAND U STOP RANSOMING YOUR IDEAS AS PROPAGANDA!

"Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come."

This is what people dont understand, when raised with spiritual values, they tend to stick through adult hood, or do a 180, and totally turn the persons beleifs around.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369176 - 02/22/04 08:46 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

what is spiritual in nature??

spirituality is stopping to take the time to enjoy the moment you are in right now.

spirituality is when you can look at the sky, look at the stars, and smile because the universe is soooo big!!!

spirituality deals with laying in a field of green grass on a sunny day while making images out of the couds that pass by.

spirituality is loving another person simply because they are there to share this moment with you.

sprituality is focus, it is light, it is love, it is anything you want it to be.  :grin:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369615 - 02/22/04 10:39 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Spirituality is the living and the being and the touching that gives meaning to our lives, as human beings. It is the self awareness that we indeed have a spirit, the intellegence apart from our physical plane and chemical reactions that make up what we call life.

Spirituality is recognizing that our perceived world is mostly an illusion, a dream we are all asleep in, and making your goal in life to, when we awake to our real selves, enter this new dimension, already intimately connected with all of God's creation. It is not only making a set of standards for living, but being open minded to the possibilities of an invisible multidimensional realm we all will someday enter.

Religion is not to be confused with spirituality, though. Spirituality is not going to church and meaninglessly saying "hail mary's" to escape being challanged by god. That is one person's practice of religion. Religion can be anything that the person practicing it desires. Spirituality, on the other hand, is defined by God. And how do you define God you may ask? Well, you are asking the wrong person. I am just as lost as you all. I don't think any of you have seen the face of god. Spirituality is an intellegence apart from our physical plane and chemical reactions that make up what we call life, the openmindedness and acceptance of to new possibilities for our mortal souls.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2369639 - 02/22/04 10:46 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Frog said:
:rolleyes:



Obviously the sarcam wasn't caught.  :wink:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369963 - 02/22/04 11:53 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

spirituality = searching for truth


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2369981 - 02/22/04 11:59 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370219 - 02/23/04 01:09 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

I'm not sure... but it wouldn't be "bothersome pedant" or "emotionally unstable opportunist"...


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2370298 - 02/23/04 01:36 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

mr mushrooms: whats wrong with arguing with a dictionary? fuck consensus reality man


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2370679 - 02/23/04 04:53 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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I'm not sure... but it wouldn't be "bothersome pedant" or "emotionally unstable opportunist"...




Maybe no one else will say it, but I will. That was kinda mean.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370681 - 02/23/04 04:57 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

what do they call a person that would "argue with a dictionary?"

a linguist


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: ]
    #2370847 - 02/23/04 07:04 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Help me out here, what do they call a person that would "argue with a dictionary?"




Schizophrenic

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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2370858 - 02/23/04 07:16 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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What is spirituality, though?




It's the essence of life.
The idea of spirituality is so abstract that any absolute definition is a mistake.

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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: MAIA]
    #2372152 - 02/23/04 03:33 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

The idea of spirituality is so abstract that any absolute definition is a mistake.

Exactly.
It is subjective and, as such, the definition will vary from person to person.
It's like asking "What is the good life?"


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2372402 - 02/23/04 04:24 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

So are we changing the definition of "spirituality" on this forum? Who's going to give Miriam notice?


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2372817 - 02/23/04 06:20 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

I doubt there will ever be a consensus on this issue... much like the free will vs. determinism debate... God vs. no God... etc.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2373678 - 02/23/04 11:22 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

In a word - Compassion. Since the English language has so abused the word 'Love,' and the New Testament's Greek 'Agape' has been Latinized into 'Caritas,' which comes back to English as an insipid 'Charity,' I believe that Compassion sums up spirituality in its most profound sense.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #2374181 - 02/24/04 01:55 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

I'll go with that, too, Markos.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2374297 - 02/24/04 02:44 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Sclorch, would you mind doing me a favor? Find me a dictionary that states the definition of "spirituality" as you defined it. Hmmm?


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2375089 - 02/24/04 09:57 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Spirituality simply IS. :lol:

Meaning, really. I see spirituality as meaning. PERSONAL meaning.  :laugh:
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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2378022 - 02/26/04 04:10 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Sclorch, would you mind doing me a favor? Find me a dictionary that states the definition of "spirituality" as you defined it. Hmmm?



Find me a dictionary that doesn't define psiloc(yb)in as hallucinogenic.
Since I don't think that any of the altered perceptions or visions I experience while under the influence of psiloc(yb)in are REAL, I cannot agree with it's classification as a hallucinogen.

All I'm saying is that the concept of spirituality is biased in favor of esoteric belief systems. I argue that one does not need to believe in such things to be spiritual. What's wrong with a more grounded concept of spirituality?


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2378023 - 02/26/04 04:11 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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Spirituality simply IS. :lol:

Meaning, really. I see spirituality as meaning. PERSONAL meaning.  :laugh:
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I can agree with this, too.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2378880 - 02/26/04 11:53 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Because spirituality is not "everything", as much as you wish it was. You may "feel" spiritually about the trees, or the sky, or the universe, the same one feels spiritual in a religious sense, but that doesn't change the meaning of "spirituality".

You can't change the definition of a word to suit yourself, merely because you do not like that it doesn't encompass all that you wish. If someone is not spiritual, they cannot change the definition of the word in order to be included in its definition.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2380335 - 02/26/04 06:20 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Sclorch: What's wrong with a more grounded concept of spirituality?

Frog: Because spirituality is not "everything", as much as you wish it was. You may "feel" spiritually about the trees, or the sky, or the universe, the same one feels spiritual in a religious sense, but that doesn't change the meaning of "spirituality".

I didn't say "everything" did I?

Frog: You can't change the definition of a word to suit yourself, merely because you do not like that it doesn't encompass all that you wish.

No?  So, is pencil lead actually made of lead?
Things change... and definitions change with them.

If someone is not spiritual, they cannot change the definition of the word in order to be included in its definition.

So now you are the judge of what "spiritual" is? (not an attack :wink:)
It's not like I changed the definition... Emerson, James, and other Enlightenment thinkers did that for me.  I'm just applying their ideas.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2380687 - 02/26/04 08:12 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with Sclorch. Spirituality really is an abstract term with no definite definition. The definition given in the dictionary was just something that whoever wrote it, had to put. It really is a pretty open term and realistically it DOES vary from person to person...Spirituality is something that has to do with a concept that is beyond everyday life and facts. This can go from the concept of ones soul, to the belief in god, to the belief that there is a lot more to reality as we know it..and ofcourse the search for these things is what makes someone spiritual.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Sclorch]
    #2380879 - 02/26/04 09:21 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

>>Sclorch:  It's not like I changed the definition... Emerson, James, and other Enlightenment thinkers did that for me. I'm just applying their ideas.

Well, that's why we started a "What is Spirituality" thread.  What is it that they say spirituality is?  :grin:


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Frog]
    #2382117 - 02/27/04 07:44 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

one's relation with the fundamental mystery


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    #2387140 - 02/28/04 07:33 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

So far this is the best answer i've seen. You guys are argueing over the subjective part of this whole question which is pretty pointless if you ask me.

To determine the meaning of the WORD spirituality one must look at the definition of the word spirit.

Spirit:1. the incorporeal part of man in general or of an individual, or an aspect of this, such as the mind or soul. 2. this part, or or such an aspect, with relation to the religious, intellectual, cultural, or other concerns proper to it (things of the spirit)

Then we look at the definition of spirituality: the quality or fact of being spiritual

So really all spirituality is is an individual's relationship with his spirit or soul or as raytrace put it, the fundamental mystery.


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Re: What is Spirituality? [Re: Floydian]
    #2387485 - 02/28/04 10:45 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

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So far this is the best answer i've seen. You guys are argueing over the subjective part of this whole question which is pretty pointless if you ask me.

To determine the meaning of the WORD spirituality one must look at the definition of the word spirit.

Spirit:1. the incorporeal part of man in general or of an individual, or an aspect of this, such as the mind or soul. 2. this part, or or such an aspect,  with relation to the religious, intellectual, cultural, or other concerns proper to it (things of the spirit)

Then we look at the definition of spirituality:  the quality or fact of being spiritual

So really all spirituality is is an individual's relationship with his spirit or soul or as raytrace put it, the fundamental mystery.




I don't think spirituality = "fundamental mystery".  That we have spirits may be a fundamental mystery.  Where do our spirits come from?  A higher power.  How do we be spiritual?  By having a relationship with one's higher power. 

That's the definition, I think.  Now, what's your higher power? 

I think we've got it.  :grin:  Thanks.


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