answersLogoWhite
Religion & Spirituality
Meditation and Yoga
The Difference Between

What is the relationship among meditation spirituality and religion?

9899100

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-03-02 18:40:15
Answer:Religion

Relationship with a God or Gods

  • Beliefs
  • Metaphysical or Supernatural Reality
  • Faith
  • Dogma
  • Ritual
  • Prayer
  • Salvation
  • Eternal reward

Spirituality

Qualities of the Human Spirit

  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Tolerance
  • Forgiveness
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Sense of Harmony
  • Things that bring real happiness to ourselves and others
  • Contentment
  • Joy
Answer:

Meditation is a state of mind, spirituality is a state of being, religion is a form of worship control.

It's not simply a question of side-by-side definitions. They are vaguely related, but different facets of "worship".

Spirituality is a general connection to, or relationship with, the the non-human forces of the world. The foce might be called God. Nature. Chi. Or dozens of other things. There are thousands of approaches to exploring it, some more structured and some less. Some are more independent and unique, and some are more established and reflective of cultural development. All have one in common -- de-emphasis of the corporeal, physical and the mundane.

Meditation is simply a single, specific technique, which involves "actively" relaxing and clearing away the external thoughts and feelings that keep you from understanding who you are at the core. Meditation can also be the contemplation of an object, a person, or any other subject. It's basically the focussed, "intense" concentration that allows for clarity. Sometimes, it's devoid of a particular subject and serves simply to cleanse the mind. As such, it's not necessarily connected to religion per se, but can be generally considered a form of spirituality.

Religion is the most structured, culturally dependent framework, where the "rules" and goals are externally dictated and contains some notion of morals, ethics, and reward/punishment. Ideally, religion includes both spirituality and some element of meditation. But neither is necessarily at its core.

Other approaches to this answer:

  • Meditation is the external manifestation of the divine self in you. Where religion ends spirituality begins.so if we meditate properly and leave all the ritualistic practice we can manifest the real being from inside.
  • A very spiritual close friend of mine once told me the following : " Prayer is asking questions and meditation is listening to the answers"
  • In my opinion spirituality is your own personal quest for truth and search for meaning in life. Religion opts to dictate and induce what you should perceive as truth and meaning in life. This is one reason you find some spiritually inclined persons in faith and what is termed as rusty locks as well. When a person has found his/her own truth and purpose in life you can feel the radiant energy, feel the state of peace, and see and hear it in their thinking.
Affirmations, a specific type of meditationTHE HELP LINE USA, INC Offers the following:

MEDITATION FOR TODAY: THE USE OF AFFIRMATIONS:

When you consistently envelop yourself in a spiritual atmosphere, you align your inner being with right action. Fulfillment, joy, peace, and abundance are available to you when you consciously embrace these ideas, constructively directing your thoughts. Devote at least 10 minutes, when you are alone and in a quiet place, to each day's affirmation. Read the paragraph for content, simply being aware of the idea it expresses. Study it more deeply, allowing your thinking to be challenged, stimulated, and enhanced. Close your eyes, meditate deeply on its meaning, and let it become a part of you.

The Affirmation:

"Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger."

~ Christian D. Larsen ~

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Your Answer

Related Questions


The spiritual aspect of yoga is a focus on meditation and internal contemplation. Yoga is used in Hindu and Buddhist practices as a way to meditate. Certain elements of yoga may also be used in Western religions to help the practitioner experience an intense connection with God.


An example of how religion affected the organization of the social pyramid was the rising of priests on the pyramid. This was due to the influence of religion among the general population, and the special relationship priests are seen to have with God.


Hans Ulrich Rieker has written: 'The secret of meditation' -- subject(s): Meditation 'Beggar among the dead'


list down the relationship that exist among organism


relationship among greek city state



It shows a relationship among certain quantities.


If properly done, it's essentially the same as any other kind of true meditation. That is, focusing the mind for long time on a very specific and simple object, being physical or not (even "no object" could be). It seems that in Buddhist meditation some meditation objects are more frequent. Such is the case of meditation on breathing, on the body parts or on the full body as a whole among others.


The nobles' religion reflected their love of elaborate rituals, but common people didn't have time for elaborate rituals.


Suzanne Skees has written: 'God among the Shakers' -- subject(s): Shakers, Spirituality


mutual relationship (when both organisms's benafit)


Islam is the predominant religion of the Swahili people.


relationship among things


The relationship among (force,mass,acceleration) as an equation (acceleration= (mass÷force


Every religion states love your neighbor and every religion is a path to an ultimate place for everybody.


Religion and spirituality adds a new dimension to the lives of many people. People can feel inspired by religion to design great buildings, produce great art work and write beautiful music. Religion can give people the strength to survive hard times and keep up hope for a better future. The bad thing is that religion can create artificial differences among groups of people. Religion has played a role in much persecution and violence. The underlying reason is usually something else, but religious differences provide an excuse or rationale for actions that would otherwise not be acceptable.


There are various points of leadership that are available in religion. The spiritual leaders help to lead the members on how to best live in a way that God would approve of.


All three of these books have the same origins, back to Abraham and Isaac. All three religions believe that theirs is the true religion originating from them.




The God-fearing ones among them continued to follow the religion of their forefathers, the Torah.


friendly, nice but not all the time


the relationship among the speaker, the subject and the audience.


Heat and thermal energy have a relationship because the both involved with heat.


Ignatius of Loyola developed a school of spirituality that is now named after him ("Ignatian spirituality") through his spiritual exercises, which are practiced to this day among many Catholics. They are prevalent at schools run by the order that he founded, the Society of Jesus, more commonly known as the Jesuits.



Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.