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MY VIEWS ON SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION
I believe that religion and the
concept of God were two different entities. Religion started off as a
mere code of social and hygienic behavior. The concept of God was
related to mental powers and spirituality. Religion had a marriage of
convenience with the concept of God. How this marriage of convenience
came about is discussed in my article God
and Religion - A New Look. I have also discussed the possible
history of origin of religion.
To me spirituality is reaching a state of mind where one can activate and have complete control over his power of mind, the power which is latent and dormant when he is in normal state of mind.
Religion is an attempt at spirituality. Though present day religion is in a highly distorted form, the psychotherapy of God (and not religion) was devised by some 'enlightened' men as a first toddler step towards spirituality. Religion and concept of God need to be set aside for taking further steps to spirituality. Spirituality is the goal, religion is only a method, that too a primitive, outdated and distorted method.
I am confident that the
spiritual phenomena will be explained in future, not necessarily by
physical science and mathematics, but perhaps by new fields of study
(which I have called spiritual science and mentomatics in my article).
Spiritual science will develop advanced and 'scientific' methods for
spirituality. There will be methods available for two-minute
spirituality and instant spirituality. Sounds stupid? So would thoughts
of television and aircraft sound stupid to an apeman. I believe that
after the information revolution, it is the turn of spiritual
So long as spiritual science is not developed and laws of spiritual space are not understood, any movement will be a "bullock-cart" approach to spirituality.
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