Religion and spirituality are often used as synonyms.
But are they?
While, religion is more to do with rituals and conforms to scripted dogma and system of belief. Spirituality on the other hand is free flowing and not ephemeral and rigid .It is bonded with the core of the Self or we can say the spirit of the soul.
This greater power and the energy that we call spirit is our connectivity with God.
That takes us to the eternal question …..A quest to who is God?
God is what we believe Him to be. Simplistically put we could say, ‘God is the power greater than us upon whom we tend to rely’.
The most important turn we take in our life is when we set aside the ego of the self and admit to this self that …It is God that has control of our life and gives us courage to face our problems.
Spirituality goes far beyond an expression of religion or practice of religion. We have a relentless pursuit for a spiritual element in our life that not only inspires us, but creates harmony with the universe.
That relationship between ourselves and something greater compels us to continuously seek answers about this infinite.
One of the basic Universal Laws that govern our universe, and is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies and of many Western philosophies as well…… Is the Law of Attraction. It cannot be disputed……Similarly as we cannot dispute ‘The Law of Gravity’
It states that "like attracts like" and is based on the understanding of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. Thoughts are made of energy and every thought has its own energy frequency. High frequency energy thoughts attract more high frequency energy to them and low frequency energy thoughts attract more of the same. This simple, universal truth or law can be used to manifest happiness, success, love, good health, riches, money, and abundance into your life. For what we think….What we dream about with our eyes wide open is what we create!
When you realize that you only have to look inside yourself in order to manifest all of these wonderful things, it leads to a profound sense of spirituality - of being one with the Source.
In India, spirituality and religion are part of everyday life.
The Four Principles of Spirituality, India has spread in this world are.....
- The First Principle states:
"Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”
This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.
- The Second Principle states:
“Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened”
Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no “If only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different…”. No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.
- The Third Principle states:
“Each moment in which something begins is the right moment”
Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin.
- This is the Fourth Principle, the final one:
“What is over, is over”
It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on.
I think it is no coincidence that you’re here reading this.