What is spiritual?

  • (adj): Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
    Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
    Synonyms: religious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Spiritual

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Tapas (Sanskrit)
... "essential 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 ... It is usually applied in religious and spiritual terms, but can be applied to any field or context ...
Emptiness - In Western Culture - Christianity
... 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" ... of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
Spiritual
... Spiritual'may refer to Spiritual (music), an African American song, usually with a Christian religious text Lords Spiritual, clergymen of the established Church of England who serve in the House ...
Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... 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 ...
Medieval Medicine
... was composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss identifies as the "shamanistic complex" and "social ... remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...

More definitions of "spiritual":

  • (noun): A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
    Synonyms: Negro spiritual
  • (adj): Lacking material body or form or substance.
    Example: "Spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
  • (adj): Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.
    Example: "A spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"
    Synonyms: unearthly

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    The normal present connects the past and the future through limitation. Contiguity results, crystallization by means of solidification. There also exists, however, a spiritual present that identifies past and future through dissolution, and this mixture is the element, the atmosphere of the poet.
    Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801)

    The true thrift is always to spend on the higher plane; to invest and invest, with keener avarice, that he may spend in spiritual creation, and not in augmenting animal existence. Nor is the man enriched, in repeating the old experiments of animal sensation; nor unless through new powers and ascending pleasures he knows himself by the actual experience of higher good to be already on the way to the highest.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    In the morning I awake, and find the old world, wife, babes, and mother, Concord and Boston, the dear old spiritual world, and even the dear old devil not far off. If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)