Are there different forms of spirituality?

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    Dec 10, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    or are they just different paths to spirituality.

    spirituality being essentially the same concept for everyone

    is spirituality inherently the same concept no matter in which culture it exists?
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    Dec 10, 2011 2:33 PM GMT

    Yes, there are.

    Here's a brief crash course for you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality


    You ask interesting questions but don't mention your own definitions
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    wikipedia is not a crash course

    its a crash end
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    Dec 10, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    Jalaluddin Rumi means by the anecdote:

    on the spiritual path, there will be tests. if you fail those tests, your mirror (spiritual heart) will never be polished (so as to reflect G-d's Eternal Attributes. As man is created in the image of G-d

    Jalal ud Din Rumi was an Islamic Jurisprudent, following Islamic Spiritualism belonging to the Ghazalian [mujahada] way of spiritual uplifment [ego control]
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    "There are many paths up to mountain but only one peak."

    Each spiritual journey is singular and unique to the individual. The more you seek to categorize spirituality, I think, the more it becomes a religion and perhaps loses sight of the faith of the individual.

    I was intrigued by your question, but not sure what you're getting at. icon_neutral.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 11, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    Yes, the spiritual impulse is universal across all peoples and times. It`s altered by culture and individual psychology/experience.
  • The6Degrees

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    Dec 13, 2011 9:21 AM GMT
    A praise poem of Šulgi (Šulgi B): c.2.4.2.02;

    "When I sprang up, muscular as a cheetah, galloping like a thoroughbred , the favour of the Goddess brought me joy; to my delight the gods were favorable to me, and they gave me the sceptre because of my righteousness."

    There are different forms. ;)
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    Dec 18, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    There are probably as many ways to climb a mountain as there are climbers on the mountain....
  • Delivis

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    Dec 19, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Spirituality is one of those words that is annoyingly vague and is used very differently from person to person.

    Perhaps you would like to define what you mean when you use the word so people can better answer your question.