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Why Choose India To Dispel Darkness, Awaken Your Spiritual Thirst And To Soothe Your Soul?

Updated on May 21, 2015

Spirituality A Multi-dimensional Journey to Discover the Eternal Truth!

Life is like a roller-coaster ride and each of us find ourselves facing situations that are beyond the reasoning of a human mind. This creates in us awe in the supreme power and the laws of Nature that governs us and triggers the search for larger questions about life.

Spirituality in simple words is that search for the meaning and true purpose of life and the very word find its root in Hebrew, Latin and Greek signifying wind, breath or air without which man cannot live! Spirituality is that important in our life like the air we breathe, and it has a multi-dimensional perspective. Its doorways are many, the explanations are different and the path of connection to the divine power is varied.

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. - Barbara de Angelis
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. - Barbara de Angelis | Source

Spirituality and Religion : Two Sides of Two Different Coins!

There are many who think that spirituality and religion are one and the same but that is not the case. They are two different concepts but with a lot of overlapping points which become the medium for individual experiences. Spirituality is a concept with many perspectives, varying from person to person. It gives you a lot of positive vibes and is food for the body, mind and soul as it triggers all the right emotions in a human mind and keeps our body healthy and our soul in peace.

To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship - Steve Earle
To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship - Steve Earle | Source

Religion on the other hand involves an organized approach with rituals and practices leading to the supreme power or creator, God. In religion, however there is a tendency to become rigid and blind to beliefs of what is right and wrong and it sometimes result in losing sight of humanity in the search of God.

Why Be Spiritual and How It Helps you to Evolve As A Refined Human Being

A human mind should always have positive thoughts as no pessimist has ever known the wild abandon of joy or created an ambience for the human spirit to survive. Spiritualism is the growth of a person from inside out and this is a journey where you are the teacher of your own soul. Studies have found out that a spiritual person is like a rose plant looking gorgeous with its beautiful flowers as well as spreading a heavenly scent and perfume all around by its sheer presence!

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin | Source
  • Spiritualism Breeds Graciousness: A spiritual person is always gracious as he thanks God for even the small blessings in life and in situations where people have sighs of sadness, this person sports himself with an expression of breathless anticipation! Such is his clarity of thoughts as with total conviction he finds certainty in all the uncertain things of life!
  • Spiritualism takes us to Greater Heights: It is an undisputable fact, that only a positive mind can think, relate and fight with the battles of life and win the game in its own favour! Spiritual people have a never-say-die attitude and they are highly optimistic and always hold their head high in self-esteem.
  • Spiritualism Helps in Being Focused: When our hearts are light and we do not carry the burden of jealousy, hatred or depression, then our minds become focussed to attain the good things in life. Only a spiritual person who has fought all these demons can move towards a path of self-actualization and attain his goals by being focused.
  • Spiritualism helps to become refined human beings: A spiritual person always has an attitude of gratitude and is never flustered by the challenges in life. This makes him a person who is devoid of anxiety or depression and he sports a look of contentment and supreme satisfaction which makes him a refined human being who is at peace with himself and who lends a positive vibe to the society he lives.

Why To Choose Your Spiritual Endeavour in India?

India boasts of a spiritual heritage and its position is top in the map of spiritual tourism. It sees a lot of global visitors who come here seeking an answer to the mystical wonders, but what is important is you should know where to seek and how to find the right destination.

Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it. - Sri Aurobindo
Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it. - Sri Aurobindo | Source

India’s spiritual culture is something that has been acclaimed the world over as this land is a melting pot of different culture, traditions and religions. The spiritual serenity and tranquillity that you can experience here beats any other country hollow and there is no doubt that you will be elevated from the simple pleasures of the materialistic world to a spiritual realm high in dimensions.

Different culture and religions By Niusereset [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Different culture and religions By Niusereset [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

You can undergo a personal transformation and the stark realities of life will help you get detached from the frivolous ways of the world and help you attain a perception that will never be shaken in any situation. In fact, you can attain a complete evolution of your consciousness and learn to view things in a completely new perceptive and a broadened state of mind. Several mystical truths about the position in the universe, about your destiny and your relationship with the supreme power will be crystal clear.

Of course, there are some places in India which is spiritually more oriented and you can feel the essence of the spiritual heritage of the East. Some of the most noteworthy that should be marked in your itinerary are Vrindavan, Dwarka, Mathura, Puri, etc as well as the holy rivers like Ganges, Yamuna,etc.

Tips For Spiritual Trip in India!

To make the long story short, these are some of the tips that will help you capture the true essence of the spiritual India before your visa gets expired!

Practicing Yoga : Makes you healthy, Focused and Strong!
If you want something that gives you all the goodness of a holistic package, then Yoga is the right choice! It helps you to delve into your inner being and unites the body, mind and breath in a truly awesome way! You can find a ton of relief and get your oscillating mind calmed down when it often acts weird harping on to the negative side of life and keep you worried and tensed. Yoga is like a magic wand that cleanses the body and mind from stress and strain and gives you clarity of thought and a good body balance and flexibility of movements. In short, it helps you gain inner strength and also help you maintain your outer harmony with a perfect balance.

Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga. - Christy Turlington
Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga. - Christy Turlington | Source

Practicing Vipassana : Vipassana means "to see things as they really are"; it is a logical process of mental purification which is attained through self-observation. It enables us to experience peace and harmony and it cleanses the mind, freeing it from the deep-seated cobwebs of distress and suffering. The daily practice leads step-by-step to the highest spiritual peak of liberation from all mental turmoil. India has a lot of locations spread across the country that are suitable for practicing Vipassana.

Vipassana simply means witnessing. And that has been my whole life's effort: to teach you awareness, witnessing, alertness, consciousness. - Osho
Vipassana simply means witnessing. And that has been my whole life's effort: to teach you awareness, witnessing, alertness, consciousness. - Osho | Source

Setting out on pilgrimages : The fragrance of the spiritual air is spread far and wide and is interlaced with Dharma, karma and the true spirit of forgiveness. It’s not a lie to say when you trudge through the majestic Himalayas and the meandering valleys you can literally experience the divine presence. India is in fact called as the land of faith and you can come in close proximity with the Supreme power when you visit the religious destinations and temples and shrines.

The soul passeth from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold - Georg Hermes
The soul passeth from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold - Georg Hermes | Source

Staying in Ashrams and Monasteries: If you really want to touch ground with the spiritual ambience, then try to stay in ashrams or monasteries instead of luxury hotels. It will be a Spartan lifestyle but it will help you discover the true meaning of life. It stresses on awareness and it helps you to overcome king-sized egos and gradually you learn to live a life filled with harmony. Of course there are some adjustments to be made but it’s a complete de-stressing experience that will do you a world of good!

Difficulties do come in life, but to overcome difficulties, one needs to be strong & strength comes only through spiritual knowledge. - Sri Sri Ravishankar
Difficulties do come in life, but to overcome difficulties, one needs to be strong & strength comes only through spiritual knowledge. - Sri Sri Ravishankar | Source
I like the monastic life... in the prayer and the praising... this has charged me with new energy, spiritual energy. This is very important for my ministry outside the monastery - Pope Theodoros II
I like the monastic life... in the prayer and the praising... this has charged me with new energy, spiritual energy. This is very important for my ministry outside the monastery - Pope Theodoros II | Source

Plan for the Festival Times : India is famed all over the world as a country immersed in culture and traditional festivals and also boasts of having many religions. One can enjoy different festival celebrations in India every month. It gives a vivid example of unity in diversity as it is a potpourri of various religions like Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian and etc.

There is no doubt that the vast majority of spiritual encounters will refresh and rejuvenate your soul and you can bet your last penny on the fact that this land will make you coming back for more!

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      3 years ago from Punjab, India

      Hey Wendi, Namaste! Thanks for reading my articles. Happy to have your compliments.

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      3 years ago from Punjab, India

      Hey Hi Haider, soul stirring posts are a result of words that come right from the heart and not corrupted by material gains. Happy to hear that my articles have that effect on you.

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      Hi! I have become a regular reader of your posts and I find them very soul stirring ..I like your narrative style and the way you express your thoughts in a very interesting way! Good going keep posting more such posts!

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