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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Tapas (Sanskrit)
... Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tāpasa (a Vriddhi ... 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 ...
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" ... 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 ...
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 "s ... than empirical evidence, so that remedia physicalia (physical remedies) were often subordinate to spiritual intervention ...
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 their response ... The spiritual development of the novice is of particular focus, especially through spiritual direction ...

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:

    Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
    Alice Foote MacDougall (1867–1945)

    Natural knowledge, seeking to satisfy natural wants, has found the ideas which can alone still spiritual cravings. I say that natural knowledge, in desiring to ascertain the laws of comfort, has been driven to discover those of conduct, and to lay the foundations of a new morality.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise—nobody need read it, but anybody can do it.
    Marilyn Hacker (b. 1942)