Spirituality Versus Religion

Updated: May 22, 2021

Karmanye vadhikaraste maphaleshu kadachan | Karmaphala heturbhurma ta sangotsa karmani || Sankhya Yoga, Bhagvat Gita (Chapter 2: 46)

The path of religion or the path of spirituality!! Which is effective and where should we go through, for one's own betterment?

Most of the parts of this human body is unknown to us, with centuries after centuries of scientific evolution. For that unknown reason, maybe we, the humans, can still say with great amazement, that we know nothing about ourselves even after knowing so much. I may not be able to give my readers much information about the cause of ignorance but still I can say, or maybe I should say, with so little experience of mine and my own incredible feelings,

Spirituality is extravagent.

I always feel, that the human body which we have today is nothing but a phenomenal mausoleum of burried emotions, feelings, experiences of millions of various creations in this planet earth. A human being who is probably living in a certain phase of his life, experiencing psychic or soul attacks, may be claimed to have an mental delusion or paranoia by Medical Sciences.

Today, however, I as a mental health consultant wants to give my readers a very important piece of information and requesting them to go a little further down that road, to start believing that these events are actually not unknown, unreal, delusional paranoia. It is very much some spiritual feelings subject to certain evaluations.

I may not write the whole content in this blog pages, but this is definately motivating me to inform my readers about my new book on spiritual enlightenment “THE DARK SIDE OF SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT. An introductory experential book for all spiritual aspiratnts” This is so to my readers to make them able to gain knowledge from me and my experiences out from my spiritual growth and aspirations.

We often have some questions or doubts in our mind that we always have been looking for answers.Even today if a small tinge of fire ignities within us, we shall always be seeking or looking for the answers from the source within.

Among those questions, I feel that the following five questions are very important and mostly discussed in all types of spiritual meetings, congregressions, events etc: -

(1) What is religion and spirituality? (2) Is there a difference between religion and spirituality? (3) The path of religion or the path of spirituality, which is effective and on which way we should go? (4) The path of religion or spirituality, which is easier and which we must choose for ourself? (5) Is it necessary to leave the family if you want to practice either religion or spirituality?

I want to answer these five questions together because these five questions are not just questions, but doubts and ideas of the mind, which if answered separately, the real meaning shall not stand anyway better.

First of all I shall say about religion and spirituality that spirituality does not mean to worship, or an action of some adorations or superstitions and no religion is celebrated in spirituality.

Although there is no end to religion, but there is a definite kind of beginning whereas there is no beginning or end in spirituality. The path of religion is very easy and straight as well as objective with some compulsive forms of belief systems and practices. But the path of spirituality is very difficult, requiring lots of patience and ofcourse highly exceptional.

If we want to express religion today, in any form of worship, in any form of God, its manifestation in racism, differences in customs and ethics have happened so much, that hopefully, the comments on them are just minimalistic and very well unnecessary.

But Spirituality is the will of nature’s customs and manifestations of the universal laws within us. It is non-reformed, does not believe in any superstitions, rejects all beliefs systems, and based upon one's own experiences, its inclusive, non-violent. The Spirituality is always waiting for settlement of evil, may be consideres as a religion supporting The United Humanity. This Unity believes in that humanism, a religion which is far beyond a practising Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Christian, Islam, Sikh, Persian. If we had followed that religion, the war or bloodshed that we are fighting for religion today might have stopped long ago.

When we had converted ourselves or trying to get fit into a structure called religion after the Vedic era, since then the so called religion Humanism started to decline. In our Vedas, Upanishads, even before Advaita knowledge, we were taught to leave (Moha-maya) i.e. (lust-desires) from the humanism or humanity, we determined our own life's destiny, where we used walk, live a life on the path of spirituality. Spirituality has disappeared from our lives since time immemorial. When we started to transform ourselves into a structured religion, the decline of our spirituality and humanity began. Every religion has its creation or blue print in the Vedic era through Vedas and Upanishads. So the idea is that the path of religion and spirituality is very differencial.

I will certainly not answer question number three like any saintly God-Father, priests or popes, mahant, maharaja or akharaBabajis. Religion is such a thing, where wasting of money and earning of money happens in a highly managed way and this is of course an age-old game. By befooling innocent and fearful, superstitious but very wise people, one can very well play tricks with religion, and also get themselves highly justified. This world has shown such examples and made us a big fool in a most perfect way. But my readers must never think that I am an anti-religious or a spiritual writer. I would like to answer these questions through some theories, with what I call metaphysical sciences or paranormal sciences.

I would like to shed some light about our human anatomical energy structure, which consists of 72,000 energy paths. There are mainly 114 energy circles, in which the most 7 energy circles are considered very important in our body. 2 out of these 114 circles are outside the body. 4 energy circles get automatically activated, no need to work much on them. So, we have around 108 energy circles or chakras left, which we generally need to work upon.

There also lies the age old reason of 108 times chanting in Hinduism or eastern mysticism. If we could see, even we have 108 beads in our sutra, which we generally use in our mantra-tantra techniques. Also, the distance between the moon & Earth is equal to 108 times the diameter of the moon. The distance between the Sun and the earth is 108 times the diameter of the sun.

Those 114 energy circles or chakras in our body that are identified as chakras or energy circles.There are the most seven important chakras in our body which are lying in our spinal cord. The names of those chakras are Muladhara Chakra, Swadhisthana Chakra, Manipurak Chakra, Anahata Chakra, Bishuddhi Chakra, Agna Chakra, and Sahasharak Chakra. These chakras are located in the spinal cord placed over the vital energy paths, the Ira, Pingala, and Sushumna, the three most important nerves in our spinal cord.

The direction in which energy is flowing in our body, and entering or leaving, they are guided by Ira and Pingala. It determines what kind of energy will enter or leave us, or how much will remain in us is determined by Sushmna, which is the taken care by the above mentioned 7 important energy chakras or circles are located in the spinal cord. All human bodies in full form are born with these amount of energy pathways and chakras. Most of the time our this chakra are dormant and even before death we may not be able to revive or awaken them. But by meditating and undergoing some spiritual or energy processes; those chakras or energy circles and the energy pathways can be activated making them even more active, vibratant, energetic and effective.

Sometimes even because of our previous births and reincarnations or accumulated consciousness, they tend to become much more vigorous or effective with just a small spiritual practice. In this article I will not be discussing on how to activate these chakras or what happens to those chakras if they get activated or what are the functions of those chakras or what kind of energy they can give us. I hope my readers want to know more on these as they bear some level of inquisitiveness and questions. I face these questions a lot generally and this actually inspires me more, to make the next small work of mine to move it forward and give a final shape.

Now, a metaphysical theory can actually determine a human being to choose either religion or whether he should practise spirituality. The determining factor is the path of energy flow in their own body, i.e. whether the energy in their system is flowing through their Ira, or Pingla, and how much sushuma bears the ability to hold the energy in their chakras.

In our Vedic scriptures or Vedic astrology, there is a concept called nadi or energy pathway, and is generally mentioned in a horoscope or birth chart. Either the nadi or the energy pathway is mentioned as adi, i.e. the beginning or antya i.e. the end or Madhya or the middle. If we have a nadi called Adi, the energy flows upwards in our body, i.e. the energy flows through Pingala. Pingla is an energy pathway which helps flowing a masculine energy and it flows towards the solar plexus, or solar energy, and it goes upwards. Such people should choose spirituality.

If we have a nadi called Antya, the energy in our body flows downwards which flows through Ira, this energy is a female energy and it flows as lunar energy, it goes downwards, so such a person shall chose to follow religion.If we have a nadi called Madhya, then the energy in our body is very much balanced. Such people can choose either spirituality or religion, but then they need to keep their spinal cord very focused and energetic and there is a strong connection for having a Kundalini psychosis and other psychiatric problems, getting involved in illegal and illicit activities too. Such persons must seek a guru (spiritual or religious) at an early age. It is certainly not possible to explain each of these words here and I hope that my readers shall be excited to know about them through my next blog.

The answer to the fourth question I might expect from my readers, their opinions, because they may have already understood by now, that either religion or spirituality, nothing is so easy and if not done in the right way, it becomes highly malafide and useless.

The answer to the fifth question, I shall give in this way that in this world nothing is wrong or right, immoral or moral, sin or virtue. These are all just mere names given by human beings and none of its effects are manifested in someone’s destiny or deeds.

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