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... the novices are given the opportunity for longer periods of prayer and spiritual reading as well as silence in order to reflect on the vocation God is offering and nature of their response ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
... In Austrian philosopher/educator Rudolf Steiner's (1861–1925) thinking, spiritual emptiness was a major problem in the educated European middle class ... People experienced a "spiritual emptiness" and their thinking became marked by a "lazy passivity" due to the "absence of will from the life of thought" ... Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
... composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss identifies as the "shamanistic complex" and "social consensus." In this era, there ... so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
... Spiritual'may refer to Spiritual (music), an African American song, usually with a Christian religious text Lords Spiritual, clergymen of the ...
... In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tāpasa (a Vriddhi derivative meaning "a ... energy", referring to a focused effort leading towards bodily purification and spiritual enlightenment ... Through tapas, a yogi or spiritual seeker can "burn off" or prevent accumulation of negative energies, clearing a path toward spiritual evolution ...
More definitions of "spiritual":
- (adj): Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
- (adj): Lacking material body or form or substance.
Example: "Spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
- (adj): Like or being a phantom.
Example: "Spiritual tappings at a seance"
Synonyms: apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral
- (adj): Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.
Example: "A spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"
Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:
“We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents. A person who has for untold centuries maintained the imposing position of spiritual head of four-fifths of the human race, and political head of the whole of it, must be granted the possession of executive abilities of the loftiest order.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“Yet the New Testament treats of man and mans so-called spiritual affairs too exclusively, and is too constantly moral and personal, to alone content me, who am not interested solely in mans religious or moral nature, or in man even.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“There is spiritual laughter
Too hushed to be gay, too high: the happiness
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)