What is spiritual?

  • (noun): A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
    Synonyms: Negro spiritual
    See also — Additional definitions below

Spiritual

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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" ...
Missionary Oblates Of Mary Immaculate - Religious Formation - Novitiate
... 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 ... 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)
... 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 ... 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 ...
Medieval Medicine
... 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 "social ... physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...

More definitions of "spiritual":

  • (adj): Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.
    Example: "A spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"
    Synonyms: unearthly
  • (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 sacred matters or religion or the church.
    Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
    Synonyms: religious

Famous quotes containing the word spiritual:

    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
    St. Francis De Sales (1567–1622)

    It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    It’s sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast.
    Joyce Maynard (20th century)