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Spirituality is inclusiveness The very basis of spirituality is inclusiveness,
because exclusiveness comes because of physicality, because physicality means boundaries, boundaries
means explosiveness. Boundaries means you are on one side, I’m on the other side.
Spirituality means going beyond the physical, going beyond the physical naturally means
going beyond boundaries, going beyond boundaries is inclusiveness, isn’t it?
Right now people are struggling to think inclusively. That struggle is not needed if your experience
of life becomes absolutely inclusive. That is the spiritual process.
Is spirituality the only way forward or can non-spiritual people also have a dire of inclusive
growth? There is no one who is non-spiritual. Either
you can be consciously spiritual or non-consciously spiritual. Can you just be physical? There
are other dimensions of who you are. Physical is what you have gathered over a period of
time, is that so? Whatever you gathered is can be yours but it cannot be you, isn’t
it? Right now you sit on this stone and say this is my stone. After some time, if you
sit long enough, you say, “this is me”. That is madness, isn’t it? That is what
is happening with your body and your mind. Whatever you collect, whatever you accumulate
it can be yours but it can never be you. If you get out of that foolishness, if you get
out of that illusion, then you are spiritual. Whatever you are not conscious of does not
exist for you, that is a problem with life, isn’t it?
Right now behind you a huge elephant is standing. Don’t turn back and see! Such a big animal;
you are not conscious of it so it does not exist for you, isn’t it? Life is like this,
only what you are aware of you for exists, what you are not aware of does not exist for
you. Spiritual process means that whatever this is [the whole you] you are aware of;
that you do not want to leave this piece of life unexplored, that you want to know it
through and through. That is the spiritual process.
Spirituality is the ultimate sense of inclusiveness. When you are able to understand and to feel
in every cell of your body that what you are and what everything else we know as life,
is one and the same, that is ultimate inclusiveness. When you are able to feel that you are in
the path of spirituality. And for a person wants to be in that path, it is but natural
that he would want to spend maximum time with life, people, in all forms. We are always
maximum of my potential. And in that pursuit you might be doing different things, but irrespective
of what you are doing, your ultimate aim is to maximize your potential and grow in that
direction. Ultimately, they say, existentially how much you are involved with life is all
that matters. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are or what you are doing.
You may be the Prime Minister, a clerk in the government office or a farmer, ultimately,
how involved in the life process is what is going to determine the quality of life. And
your growth, in that sense, is also determined in that. So showing your involvement in whatever
you do is what we call as spirituality. This in a sense also lays down the path for your
development. Its not about what you do or what you don’t do but how you do is the
most important thing.
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