True Spirituality

True Spirituality:

The master was asked, “What is spirituality?”

He said, “Spirituality is that which succeeds
in bringing one to inner transformation.”

“But if i apply the traditional methods handed
down by the masters, is that not spirituality?”

“It is not spirituality if it does not perform
its function for you. A blanket is no longer a
blanket if it does not keep you warm.”

“So spirituality does change?”

“People change and needs change. So what was
spirituality once is spirituality no more. What
generally gives under the name of spirituality
is merely the record of past methods.”

This one caught my eye today, its beautiful and i hope you get something out of it.

Also my blogging buddy Liz Madsen has been pondering about the root of hurtful behavior to some degree and what it means to care for someone the conflict involved with hurting others you care about. I think its a worthy topic of discussion and to look into the root of.

Honestly, there is a lot of things that go into this but none are external things, they come from within and I might take refuge inside to find out and to narrow thought so that it can express itself adequately in the near future. More to come! Enjoy!

On a more personal note, college is done for the summer, alot of sleeping and poolside, and HOPEFULLY more entries other than parables (parables are lovely) but sometimes its good to get thought down! ❤

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Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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One comment on “True Spirituality
  1. I suspect that the spirituality/religion distinction has been overdrawn, particularly in the modern context where the two blur. I have just posted on it. In case you are interested, here is the link. http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/spirituality-and-religion-a-false-dichotomy/

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