Spirituality concerns itself with matters of the spirit, a concept closely tied to religious belief and faith, a transcendent reality, or one or more deities. Spiritual matters are thus those matters regarding humankind's ultimate nature and meaning, not only as material biological organisms, but as beings with a unique relationship to that which is perceived to be Reality beyond the bodily senses, time and the material world.
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- Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality.
- Often quoted by Arthur C. Clarke as one of his favorite remarks of Jawaharlal Nehru, though some of his earliest citations of it, in Voices from the Sky : Previews of the Coming Space Age (1967), p. 154, indicate that Nehru may himself been either quoting or paraphrasing a statement of Vinoba Bhave.
- Whenever you wash dishes, cook, or clean, if you make no sound, this is smartness itself. A person who enters a house and makes a lot of noise is revealing a lack of spirituality; even cats and dogs do not make unnecessary sounds, and man as he naturally is does not make any either.
- Michio Kushi with Edward Esko, Spiritual Journey (1994), p. 4
- See the person's eating and cooking, and then you can judge his or her spirituality.
- Michio Kushi with Edward Esko, Spiritual Journey (1994)
- The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs.
- Cicero, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 562.
- A physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are examined spiritually. However, the spiritual man examines indeed all things, but he himself is not examined by any man.