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Does spirituality kill ambition?

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Well, theoretically speaking, no. At least it should not. Practically, it seems so.

But before we discuss as to how spirituality does seem to somewhat inhibit or at the very least 'kill in spirit' a person's earthly or worldly ambition, we must comprehend more completely and comprehensively as to what is or is not spirituality, in its highest sense and sensibility and in essence.

At the very onset it must be understood by a discerning freethinker that though worshiping one's own this or that racial, regional or religion's deity could be taken for some kind of piety, per se it cannot quintessentially and exactly be called spirituality. For, one may well be foolishly and fancifully holding true one's own arrogantly held asinine blind belief in an illusory, inherited, imbibed and imbecilic idea to be the icon that is worthy of veneration and worship. And to be God, so to say, in common parlance.

Someone's fad is not God.

Generally speaking, spirituality is the proclivity and activity which is purposefully and proactively concerned with the spirit that one presumes inhabits the human entity.

In other words a spiritual being at the very least believes we homo sapiens are not just some dead matter made-up of mere chemical atoms but an alive 'make' and matter of something more than it; which may colloquially and simply be called Spirit. Or 'god matter' etc. if one so prefers to address it.

Many an ism postulates and preaches that one's own paternally held human-like spirit or anthropomorphic deity is their private and personal God. And that all other people, believing otherwise, are but worshiping false gods. Hence the latter are infidels, condemned to burn in hell forever for denying the god of the former. Such a simplistic ancestral idea and ideology though seemingly popular and proselytized, and yet postulated and practiced by some religious cults around the world even to this day, is not the Absolute of What Is.

It is not the 'god particle'.

Throughout human history it has been found as an undeniable and a verifiable fact that the above said kind of lowl y lumpen belief system of dark ages produces more bigots and buffoons than sagacious spiritual beings.

To this lot, being religious or spiritual is to but believe in nothing else or other than one's own god-ism. With all its ridiculous rituals and obsolete obnoxiousness. To top it all, these self-righteous simpletons hold firmly the silly belief that those people who are following any other god or religion are on the wrong path and demonic way; which, in turn, lead to eventual annihilation and eternal condemnation.

Holding others to be an infidel and hence inferior is hogwash of course.

Such a supremacist silliness leads to much disharmony in the society. In the long run it brings forth death and destruction. And inflicts upon the hapless millions the didactic dogma and doctrine of i-me-my-god-ism is superior to you-your-dog-damn-ism.

If an ideology does not usher in peace unto and upon all, it is an idiot-logy.

So who is truly spiritual, and really practicing spirituality?

Only that one is spiritual who is somewhat rationally inclined, and thus ever aware, of the scientific and quantum fact that a certain kind of a deep cosmic relationship exists between us and other human beings, and betwixt the human race and the universe as a whole. In other words, he or she is a rational minded, humane living being.

A spiritual being some how or the other, at the bare minimum, at the very least theoretically comprehends the rationality of an all pervading cosmic unity. That is, such a one recognizes the innate oneness that prevails in the cosmic order of things that be.

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Spirituality affects all of us. Even the atheists. For we are all living entities, with a mind and heart that feel a certain kind of a connect between us all. This interconnection perforce makes us, or at the very least, inclines us humans to be humane. Simply put, this is spirituality.

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I would rather say that spirituality overcomes ambitions. With the following sentence I finished my book Humanism: Once the individual will have come to know their own paths, they will not have to go anywhere in search of what they need, because all they need will be in their immediate environment, or even closer - in themselves. The most important reach of the individual's creation is they themselves. They get to know and develop themselves, their ideas and feelings. The more they get to know themselves, the abler they are to build harmony with the environment, the closer they can come to another individual, the more easiness of living they can find, as well as freedom, peace , joy, love , wisdom, a long and good-quality life they will have.

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Interesting.

However, on a practical level a spiritual person, though happy within the Self, somehow loses the burning urge to sort of 'play the game' of the ambitious worldly people. It all seems rather mundane and silly to him or her. For this one it is not worth it. Hence, one soon lags behind it all.

Thenceforth this fine fellow has to either perforce choose to get into it hook line and sinker to stay afloat, or has to withdraw himself/herself from this vicious and ugly earthly game.

Sooner or later a spiritual person lets go of it all.

Ideally of course a spiritually inclined fellow should be at ease with dealing with the dog eat dog world. Sadly though, at the ground level thus is not found to be the case. It is frustrating of course. Even irksome and then some. Yet it is true.

All the best.

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Well done. It's nice to see pieces such as this, particularly on what is primarily a political blog. I have to confess that it made me a bit uneasy seeing all of your unflattering characterizations of the "imbeciles", "idiots", "buffoons", "simpletons" believing in an "idiot-ology", etc, and then saying what a "deep cosmic relationship exists between us and other human beings" and how full of love those such as yourself are with all of creation....

I think you'd be far more persuasive regarding having achieved a state of true love and compassion yourself if you didn't spend so much time and effort degrading and belittling those not fortunate enough to have come as far as you on their spiritual path.

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