What is Spirituality?

Spirituality may refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality, an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being, or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”

Spiritual practices, including yogafastingmeditationprayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual’s inner life; spiritual experience includes that of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm. Musicpoetry, and literature would help to attain perfect inner peace.

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.

Yoga (योग) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, which includes the physical practice of postures called asanas.

Sufism, mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. It consists of a variety of mystical paths that are designed to ascertain the nature of humanity and of God and to facilitate the experience of the presence of divine love and wisdom in the world.

Poetry is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities, in addition to, or instead of, its apparent meaning.

is human expression in the medium of time using the structures of sounds or tones and silence. It is expressed in terms of pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre.

Spirituality

Spirituality

Main subjects in this category: Yoga, Meditation, Fasting, Sufism, Poetry, and Music

Topics and Articles

Western

Religion

Occultism and practical mysticism

Neopaganism

Christianity

Egyptian mythology

Islam

Sufism

Judaism

Eastern

Esotericism

Buddhism

Hinduism

Taoism

New Age

Magic and occult

Martial arts

Paths

Inner path

Left-hand path

Spiritual and occult practices

Concentration

Divination

Other

Meditation

Main articles

Forms of meditation

Focused attention methods

Open monitoring methods

Practices using both methods

No thought

Automatic self-transcending

Meditation practice

Common practice timings

  • Recommends: 20 minutes twice per day.

Physical postures and techniques

  • Asana
  • Full-lotus
  • Half-lotus
  • Burmese
  • Seiza
  • kneeling positions
  • sitting
  • supine (lying)
  • standing
  • walking (kinhin)
  • while doing a simple task mindfully (samu)

Use of prayer beads

Meditation Music

Secular applications

Alternative Medicine

Sound-based meditation

Clinical Studies

Meditation, religion and drugs

Quotes on Meditation

  • Meditation Quotes
  • Contemplation Quotes
  • Introspection Quotes
  • Observation Quotes
  • Reflection Quotes

Religious and spiritual meditation

Indian religions

Jainism

Buddhism

Hinduism

Sikhism

East Asian religions

Modern spirituality

New Age

New Age meditations

Abrahamic religions

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

See also

Yoga

Main articles

Goals

The ultimate goal of Yoga:

Textual references

Health effects

Reception in other religions

Christianity

Schools of yoga

Hinduism

Buddhism

Jainism

Tantra

Yogacara school

Bhakti movement

Hatha Yoga

Sikhism

Modern Yoga

Fasting

Main articles

Health effects

Medical application

In alternative medicine

Religious views

Bahá’í faith

Christianity

Islam

Jainism

Hinduism

Judaism

Taoism

Buddhism

Yoga

Meditation

See also

Sufism

Main Articles

Aims and objectives

Unity with God

Four Stations in Sufism

Devotional practices of Sufis

Sufi ranks

Major Sufi orders

List of Sufi orders

Prominent Sufis

Influence on Judaism

See also

Poetry

History

Types of poetry

Common poetic forms

Dramatic poetry

Periods, styles and movements

Religions in poetry

Elements of poetry

Main article: Meter (poetry)

  • Prosody
    • Rhythm
    • Meter
    • Metrical patterns
  • Rhyme, alliteration, assonance/strong
    • Rhyming schemes
  • Form in poetry
    • Lines and stanzas
    • Visual presentation
  • Diction

Some famous poems

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Love of music

Music

Main articles:

Types of music

Samples

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