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Old 03-10-2011, 08:52 AM
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ay, there's the rub.

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If we are Spirit on a human Journey then this whole Life and everything in it is Spiritual? Some people define Spirituality as climbing that ladder and understanding all these profound and complicated meanings to Life. "Spirituality is...." "Spirituality is not......" Spirituality is all of these things and a few more we haven't even dreamed of as yet. Spirituality is looking at someone you would consider as not being Spiritual and seeing the Spirituality in their Path. Make it very simple or horribly complicated, believe it is this or that but if you can't see it then that's your choice not to.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:47 PM
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Spirituality is looking at someone you would consider as not being Spiritual and seeing the Spirituality in their Path.

I really like this, I guess this is the base line for all.

Here's another quote that i like.

Asked what a more universal civilization would look like, Dr. Tremblay
answers the following:
“First and foremost, the scope of human empathy would be more
universal and more comprehensive, and would not merely apply to some
chosen people, to members of a particular religion or to persons
belonging to a particular civilization. In practice, this would
require that we establish a higher threshold of human morality, beyond
the traditional norm of the Golden Rule (“Treat others as you would
have others treat you.”) It would require that we adopt what I call a
Super Golden Rule of humanist morality that incorporates the humanist
rule of empathy: “Not only do to others as you would have them do to
you, but also, do to others what you would wish to be done to you, if
you were in their place.” — Of course, the corollary also follows:
“Don’t do to others what you would not like to be done to you, if you
were in their place.”
Rodrigue Tremblay
Emeritus professor of economics, Université de Montréal
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulChapmanTasmania
I really like this, I guess this is the base line for all.

Here's another quote that i like.

Asked what a more universal civilization would look like, Dr. Tremblay
answers the following:
“First and foremost, the scope of human empathy would be more
universal and more comprehensive, and would not merely apply to some
chosen people, to members of a particular religion or to persons
belonging to a particular civilization. In practice, this would
require that we establish a higher threshold of human morality, beyond
the traditional norm of the Golden Rule (“Treat others as you would
have others treat you.”) It would require that we adopt what I call a
Super Golden Rule of humanist morality that incorporates the humanist
rule of empathy: “Not only do to others as you would have them do to
you, but also, do to others what you would wish to be done to you, if
you were in their place.” — Of course, the corollary also follows:
“Don’t do to others what you would not like to be done to you, if you
were in their place.”
Rodrigue Tremblay
Emeritus professor of economics, Université de Montréal

Quite a good quote there, Paul.

I think that if we are truly seeking then we should look that little bit deeper. If we judge someone as non-Spiritual then we are reflecting on our own Spirituality and not theirs. What Spirit in their right mind would choose a Life that will be essentially a waste? Perhaps 'in their right mind' isn't the techy term, but it'll do for now. Sorry, but that doesn't make sense so there has to be merit in a non-Spiritual Path. If we're not going to look any further than our own beliefs then there's something wrong there, perhaps it's more to do with ego than Spirituality. We also do someone a dishonour if we dismiss their Path too easily and that comes into lack of respect territory.

Following on from your quote, we should Honour their Path as much as we Honour our own, and if we can't or won't then we shouldn't expect our Path to be seen or treated as Honourable.

When I was younger, I asked my mother where the stars went at night. She said they were still there but we couldn't see their light for the light of the sun. But far above the clouds you could see the stars from space. Maybe to see the Light of the stars and understand the practical side of religious/Spiritual beliefs we need to climb above the clouds. There isn't just Spirituality in this Life, this Life IS Spirituality.
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