[Advaita-l] New topic for Discussion - Religion vs Spirituality
Venkateswaran N E
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Mon Mar 21 23:23:23 CDT 2016
Nithin, you are right, from a traditional perspective, there are no categories such as religion and spirituality, in our culture.
Today, it is a reality whether we like it or not, that this compartmentalization had occurred in our culture too and we need to find ways to deal with this.
Venkateswaran N E
> On 22-Mar-2016, at 9:19 AM, Nithin Sridhar via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> This separation in my understanding is a western construction. West loves
> to create categories! From Dharmic perspective, all life is sacred and
> hence is both religious and spiritual. Dharmic framework only has divisions
> like Vyavaharika and Paramartika, Laukika and Adhaytmika and none of these
> terms has any exact equivalents in english as such.
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> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> PraNAms to all.
>> What is the difference between Religion vs Spirituality? Are the
>> complimentary or sometime contradictory. Should one has to be Religious
>> (whatever that means?) to be spiritual and for one to follow spirituality
>> should one has to be religious.
>> The question is raised since I see in some posts in facebook that Religion
>> is a problem or is causing lot of problem in the very practice and can even
>> be obstruction for spirituality. I have also seen many who spend lot of
>> time in daily religions practices and not interested in Vedantic study.
>> Hari Om!
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