Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Comprehending spirituality

Is it always necessary to explain spirituality using the soul? Can not spirituality be 'defined' elaborated by other characteristics than making it sound 'religious'? I've always found it sufficient to provide a rather comprehensive picture of spirituality using the triple dimension of ability to know, to choose and to love (or form friendships). Today in class, someone asked me this question: Is it all? Are there not other aspects which make the human being a spiritual being? I threw back the question to the whole class and no one had anything to say... so I left it at that.

Frankly speaking, if we look at spirituality from a very practical and realistic perspective, the above mentioned aspects suffice. It is only when we want to envelope it in a show of piety, that we need to add stuff to the list.

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