I think it is time to examine the term Spiritual because what we call Spiritual may not be Spiritual at all. If nobody is right than everybody is wrong. I have spent a number of years looking at what is being called Spiritual and I just shake my head and wonder how did it come to this? There are so many shames and delusions esteemed as the soundest truths. Don't people know what being Spiritual really is?
There are a couple of movies that I saw recently one is Enlighten Up and the other Kumare both movies are great for displaying exactly how far off the mark we are collectively concerning Spirituality. Spiritual seems to be a category we can dispatch information into that no longer requires any explanation. The conclusion to Enlighten Up is summed up by saying there isn't any one Yoga. Kumare is even better because the intention of the movie is to create a shame Spiritual practice and actually proves out to be every bit as good as everyone else is doing. Wow! Isn't that scary. This is only possible if there isn't any "real" goals and objectives regarding Spirituality. The Tibetans say, "you need the finger to point to the moon but woe unto them who mistake the finger for the moon. For, they shall not understand the bright light of the moon, nor what a finger is." The bible, calls it false gods and the Yoga Sutras call it avidya (ignorance), mistaking the impermanent for the permanent. Or as Jackson Browne says it in Before the Deluge
While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each others heart for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge.
In Matthew 22:37 "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." However, if your body is longing for a Starbucks, a snickers, or a text-- you can't get Spirit in it. This is why we have to rebirth our bodies in the Life Force in order to experience all the benefits that come with preying on God.
Here at IPD we have taken the ambiguity out of the term Spiritual and reestablished it into a real experience. "The eight essential stages of Kriya Yoga are a complete holistic health management system; that translates into a path of action, a path of knowledge, and a path of devotion. These lifestyle strategies are designed to initiate a process in physiological, psychological, and spiritual development that unfolds in three phases: pre-personal or unconscious awareness, personal or self-conscious awareness and transpersonal or super-conscious awareness. Total consciousness is the goal of Yoga." Come and experience the difference! Namaste
The clearer the goal, the easier the result.