Religion and Spirituality is one of the most common topics, but there is lot of confusion between these two topics. Lets go in depth and find out religion vs spirituality and faith vs belief.
Swami Ranganathan has given a beautiful quote on spirituality. He says, "when I close my eyes I find peace within and when I open my eyes I feel what can I do for you". Most of our problem is when we close our eyes we have a lot of disturbances and restlessness within and when we open eyes we are searching what we can get from others. This is not spirituality.
Spirituality is freedom from everything. You are not attached to anything. Freedom from sorrow, fear and all conditions. Most of us are in prison, of our own ideas or others concepts.We are slaves to our traditions, belief and faith. We fear to fall from that.
If there is freedom, there is love. Freedom is the end of our self. What I mean is there is no "I". You have no self-image. You don't identify yourself to anything. When my mind is free, then there is supreme intelligence.
Once you are spiritual, the world is your religion and this world is your country. Spiritual life is holy. One that doesn't belong to any religion and just be on truth, compassion is a real spiritual person.
Spirituality refers to the ability to experience life beyond the physical realm.You are spiritual if you see the same part of the "Supreme Being" that is in you in all beings of the cosmos. You are on the spiritual road if you understand that you are the creator of your suffering, your rage, and you are suffering, not someone else.
Whatever task you undertake, if it serves the greater good, you are spiritual.You are spiritual if you have let rid of your Ego, Wrath, Resentment, Greed, Jealously, and Biases. You are spiritual if you are always happy and content inside, regardless of the exterior conditions.
Likewise, you are spiritual if you remain aware of your position in relation to the grandeur of this creation. Furthermore, you are spiritual if you feel compassion for all animals in the universe.
To be spiritual, you must understand through personal experience that I am the source of my own happiness. Spirituality can only be found within you, not at a temple, mosque, or church.It's about taking a look at oneself from the inside out. This is for self-improvement.
It's for individuals who desire to get the most out of every aspect of life. There is oneness and uniformity in the universe, and each human being is unique in his or her own way. Spirituality is about recognizing and appreciating this.