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H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

H.D.G. Bhakti Tirtha Swami

H.D.G. Bhakti Tirtha Swami

H.H. Radhanath Swami

H.H. Radhanath Swami

SPIRITUALITY - RELIGIOSITY?

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The concept of spirituality is often wrong interpreted and introduced. Spiritual person or activity is associated with God or spiritual soul, only these two supstances are spiritual. Truthful spirituality ovecomes the frames of nationality, religion, sects, gender or skin color.

To see what is real religiosity and spirituality, we will cite the words of one of the most leading person on that field. He is the author of about 15 exellent books, graduated psichologist from Princeton colledge, head-master of few clinics for rehabilitation and special advisor for schools in USA.

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"Religions are often occupied with moral- ethic questions and they try to prove existence of God. Spirituality itself overcomes the frames of moral and ethics ( it is implied that spiritual person naturaly follows all the moral and ethic laws of this world) and is dealing with thought how to serve the Lord. In spirituality there is no question of God existence, but one of how to get close to Him and meet Him better. It is also the base of spiritual philosophy, that we have nothing in comon with this temporary material body but that we are pure spiritual soul who travels from life to life until become perfect." John E. Favors

 

Because every religion has it´s own denomination, is there any denomination for diferent kinds of spirituality? Yes, but they are not known in the west because people are not inclined even to religiosity not even spirituality... One of the most popular thermes of spirituality is vaisnavism, on the west the most prominent as ISKCON or International society for Krishna consciousness, in which our temple also takes it's place.

Vaisnavism (Krishna consciousness) is not a religion as it is thought so. Naturaly, there is a question: which is the main diference between the religion nad truthful spirituality (vaisnavism)? Religion is more directed on doing rituals and spirituality is directed in pleasing God and His wishes. If there would be enough spirituality in worldly religions, no wars, terorism, nationalism or rasizm would take place. It is obvious that main worldly religions can´t offer more than rituals and nationalism to the people. Rituals also have their validity if they are inferior to spirituality. In oposite side, rituals without spirituality are not just useless but dangerous for all mankind when they are faced with other reliogion rituals. If you want to know more about spirituality we are talking about and meet spiritual persons, come to visit us in the temple.