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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Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... Thus, 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 ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...
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 ...
Medieval Medicine
... in Western Europe was composed of a mixture of existing ideas from antiquity, spiritual influences and what Claude Lévi-Strauss identifies as the "shamanistic complex" and "soci ... remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
Emptiness - In Western Culture - Christianity
... 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 ... Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
Tapas (Sanskrit)
... 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 ... as "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 ...

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:

    We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
    John Cheever (1912–1982)

    Whenever we encounter the Infinite in man, however imperfectly understood, we treat it with respect. Whether in the synagogue, the mosque, the pagoda, or the wigwam, there is a hideous aspect which we execrate and a sublime aspect which we venerate. So great a subject for spiritual contemplation, such measureless dreaming—the echo of God on the human wall!
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    To play is nothing but the imitative substitution of a pleasurable, superfluous and voluntary action for a serious, necessary, imperative and difficult one. At the cradle of play as well as of artistic activity there stood leisure, tedium entailed by increased spiritual mobility, a horror vacui, the need of letting forms no longer imprisoned move freely, of filling empty time with sequences of notes, empty space with sequences of form.
    Max J. Friedländer (1867–1958)