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Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic?
    #3570562 - 01/02/05 11:46 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

So is Spirituality an axiomatic and rigid function or is it a fluid dynamic which can change with circumstance?
Can these disparate views be reconciled?
What about morality?
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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3570587 - 01/02/05 11:56 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

The Spirit in Me Greets the Spirit in You.
I Bow to the Divine in You.

I Honor the Place in You that is of Love,
of Truth and of Light.

And when You are in that Place in You,
And I am in that Place in Me,
We are One.


~ The meaning of Namaste', an ancient Sanskrit greeting. ~


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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3570807 - 01/02/05 01:51 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

"rigid function or fluid dynamic"

That would depend on the person's interpretation of spirituality and morality, and how broad or flexible they were in their thinking.

Organized religions e.g. The Catholic church are inflexible on both spiritual and moral issues. Their members sometimes are flexible in their thinking in spite of the church dogma. Some even escape to a life of spiritual freedom.

Personally, I believe in spirituality but not in any organized sense. I find it in nature, music, and the beauty of life. To categorize and define something so undefinable seems pointless.

While some morals seem pretty basic such as thou shalt not steal, mostly the 10 commandments and organized religion, as well as government in many cases, are all about imposing morals on the masses. The flexibility there comes with power. For example, the Republicans can now perhaps turn over Roe vs. Wade, thereby imposing their version of morality on all of the masses.


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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3570833 - 01/02/05 02:00 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Good topic for sharing White Rasta! I think their are as many definitions for spirituality as there are people to give one.

There are so many flavors and brands of it out there to choose from and prescribe too.

The one I dwell in really can't be defined, though I would certainly say, it holds no dogma or rigidity but rather seeks to make all rigid, bend or flex and if it can't, it's broken! It has no book to follow, no institution or place of worship, no guiding whatsoever but the heart.

It has no final destination other then to continually push back the walls of where it stands still for further self realization and awareness, I see no end to this nor definitive means.

For me, it is a highly fluid dynamic as I live in the ebbs and flows of aetheric waters and liquid light. The dynamics for movement are based on magnetic push pull systems, density displacements, vortices's, and resonance principles. I have no doubt, there are many more I have yet to discover.

It's cosmic man, I'll say that!

I'd be curious to hear what the word spirituality means to other people.

If a discipline at all was involved, I would say the only one beneficial is self love. There is no force more powerful and if you don't honor and respect it it will kick your ass like the forces of mother nature.

Love is soft and powerful at the same time. This essense is not to be held for it will run through your grasp, it is only to experienced, witnessed and beheld in awe.


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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3570965 - 01/02/05 02:46 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

"Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic?"

the only thing that matter here is:

is YOUR spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic?

mine is the latter and i find much more happiness in it.


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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3570993 - 01/02/05 02:58 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

To attain spiritual knowledge, one must be like water. Fluid and flowing. Let only definite truth crystallize as ice within you.


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Re: Is Spirituality rigid and dogmatic or fluid and dynamic? [Re: whiterasta]
    #3571082 - 01/02/05 03:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

People have a tendancy to redefine words for their own convenience. The word 'spirituality' is a popular subject for interpetation. The very fact that 'spirituality' is so difficult to define testifies that it is a 'fluid' by nature, and a vaporous one at that. It is the 'aether' of the greeks, or the 'quintessence' (or fifth element).


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