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OfflineDivided_Sky
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What is spiritual?
    #3093795 - 09/05/04 03:16 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

This has always been a word that I don't quite understand. Is spirituality like the experience of the unconscious, like in dreams or meditation? Or is it the awareness of reality like you get after meditating or from smoking pot? Is it a consonant feeling in your mind like the world is harmonious and things make sense? Is it just a helpful way of thinking?


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Re: What is spiritual? [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3093889 - 09/05/04 04:10 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

From dictionary.com

Quote:

spir?i?tu?al    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spr-ch-l)
adj.
1 - Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. See Synonyms at immaterial.
2 - Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul.
3 - Of, from, or relating to God; deific.
4 - Of or belonging to a church or religion; sacred.
5 - Relating to or having the nature of spirits or a spirit; supernatural.




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Most people here are refering to definition #1.


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Re: What is spiritual? [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3096499 - 09/05/04 11:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Then is this synonomous with a mental or internal experience? Sorry, but I'm comming at this from a very materialist perspective.


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