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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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 thought" ... a Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, argues that the "spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty" ...
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 ... evidence, so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... 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 ... 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 who serve in the House of ...
Tapas (Sanskrit)
... 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 ... 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): 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
  • (noun): A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
    Synonyms: Negro spiritual

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    All things are moral; and in their boundless changes have an unceasing reference to spiritual nature.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)