Definition of "spirituality" and "spiritual"
Spirituality often abused as word - the true and strict definition is a directly God related spiritual being or development of spiritual being. Spiritual is who has developed his true divine being to the point that his spirit is equal to the holy spirit of God. The highest spiritual achievement ever.
Spirituality is the God related science of developing or freeing the God made innermost being - the core of all of us "made to the image of God".
True God related spirituality is achieved by means of scientifically applying spiritual teachings and spiritual techniques that allow ego to vanish in the fire of divine love and ego oriented spirit better called intellect to be replaced by the Holy Spirit. Such true spiritual teachings can only be given by either a Guru or an Avatar as only those having achieved either oneness with God such as every Avatar or a high degree of realized divine spirituality as every true Guru can enlighten and uplift the spirit of others by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since all mankind is God made - every human has at one time or another the urge to develop the suppressed spirituality again. Spirituality is our true nature and spiritual development is the most direct way to solutions of love and peace in all creation.
All life on earth serves but the one and only purpose of developing our spirituality again to the point of being free of spiritual ignorance, free of selfish or destructive behavioral patterns, free to return to our eternal home in God. True spirituality always leads to freedom in God.
Anything else but God related development never should be called spiritual or spirituality. Many human developments lead in totally different directions - away from God !
The original intentions of religions or churches was ones to support and promote or teach true spirituality among all. This has failed in many religions. The development of true God related spirituality is now again under direct supervision of God and free from any religion or church. While some spiritual groups still may have true spiritual teachings - most have long time ago started ego oriented abuse of teachings. Development of true spirituality is free of any church or religion - God has no religion - God is Holy Spirit !
The ultimate healing of spirit is done when becoming one with God as a result of proper spiritual development. That means true spirituality is achieved after oneness with God - normally after "death" or after Maha Samadhi. Partially a higher true spirituality is achieved during extended or repeated Nirbikalpa Samadhi to prepare for the spiritual teaching work as Guru.
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