Spirituality is the ultimate method of living. This way of living is possible only to humans on the earth.
In the society around us, we can find very very few people who live spiritually.
As per a rough statistics, only one person among thousands tends to have a spiritual awakening.
Among thousands of those who have this inclination, only very few put efforts to achieve enlightenment.
Among thousands of those who put efforts, only a few can actually attain it.
So we can be sure that there would a certain number of people who are spiritual but only a few try to practice it.
The method of practice and the time spent in the process decides the success of the spiritual journey.
In a simple sense, spirituality is one where a person is aware that the materialistic life is temporary and there is something more to life. They tend to believe in some superpower ruling the universe. They may tend to seek him or even instead try to relieve themselves from life burdens. As per Hinduism concept of rebirth, those in spiritual life wish to get out of this birth and death cycle. Others tend to achieve enlightenment with the spiritual path.
Types of spirituality
Though the paths are different, all the spiritual people have similar characters. Get an idea of features of people with spirituality and religiousness.
Devotional: This is the easiest and sweetest mode of the spiritual path. The person in this path is enjoying his life by spending time with his god or almighty. He prays, begs, cries in front of his god out of emotions.
He gets wisdom just by his attachment to his god and does not need to rely on books for that. His spiritual growth is related to his life activities of pure devotion and tries to pray god very often.
Practice-based: These persons are opinion and learning based. They rely on books, teachings of others and also self-experience in climbing the ladder of the spiritual path. They may not be religious too but have respect for all the living beings around, kind, helpful etc.
They tend to find a master or guru to help in their path of spiritual progress.
Duty based: This is an interesting type of path and also a most useful way of life for society.
Here the person believes he is born for some duty and takes up responsibilities with heart. He does not worry about the benefits of his work.
He is calm always dutiful and alert. He hates to be in the wrong company or in the path of injustice. He tends to have a family and takes care of them well as his parents unlike the other two types mentioned above.
Features common to all the types of spirituality
- They would be kind and helpful
- They treat everyone equally and respect others.
- They do not desire for riches and materialistic life.
- They love peace and tend to have peace in life.
- They are also charitable and can relish poverty as a gift.