Lot of definitions , lot of thesis, lot of analysis, lot of controversies engulf the word Spiritual.
Spirit is the soul.
Spirit is the innermost consciousness.
Spirit is the divine.
Spirit reveals the mysteries of life.
These are all the deliverance of theosophists, preachers.
To an ordinary folk ,like me, spirit is none other than yourself.
Self is the magnificent synergy of mind and heart.
Hindus believe, death destroys the body, leaves the soul .
The soul traverses .
Then settles in the body of another.
Thus goes the theory of rebirth.
Hindus believe that there are seven lives.
Christianity puts it firmly ,that there is one life.
Islam advocates reincarnation.
The raging debates and the ranging faiths keep us in a mire.
Religion is a guiding force.
It is a formula.
It is a hypothesis.
Learning from its analogues is essential.
Deducing our own results should be unanimous.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
That ,because one person got sanctified by following certain principles ,should not be the code of conduct for the rest.
Just ,because one man got cured of his ailment, by singing a hymn in a sanctum sanctorium, need not be aped by another.
Much because one got exhilarated by chanting slokas ,must not be copied by a stranger.
Well, because one attained salvation, while meditating under a huge tree.,,should not induce others to do a similar recourse.
The self should dive deep into the realms of its own thought.
The self should analyse the needs of itself.
The self should choose between that which is necessary and that which is irrelevant.
The self should deliberate on the effacement of the ego.
The self should embrace an absolute trial to live with contentment and peace.
I have enough.
I feel it is sufficient.
I am happy.
If the self starts feeling thus, the spiritual destination is reached.
A trip to Varanasi, a pilgrimage to Mecca, a flight to Rome , all become an unnecessary prologue., once you understand self.
Try it .
Glory be yours.