Spirituality

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What Is True Spirituality?


True spirituality is what connects man /woman to the Highest, to the Supreme Center[5]. It connects you to Truth, to the Real, to the invisible, intangible Source of everything. It will show you your real place in this life, not what you may wish it to be, but what it is now and will become one day. Here follow some quotes from DRG.[1]



”True spirituality depends[2] on the transcendent[3] domains, on the metaphysical line of thought[4], on realization through asceticism and renunciation, on the implementation of tedious and patient work toward perfection, on the respect for the texts of “Revelation”[7] and on the respect for the exoteric traditional authorities, who have the responsibility to keep the depository[6] and to interpret the meanings.”


”Concerning the esoteric level[8], an initiatory attachment[9] is obviously a prerequisite before any undertaking, for he alone can give "spiritual influence" (which is) required for entry in the Way[11].”

This means that only a regular initiated spiritual master[10] can inspire with an initiation[9] (with a spiritual influence - al-barakah ) so that you can follow a spiritual practice which is life-nourishing thanks to this spiritual influence and it therefore becomes meaningful.





notes


[1] DRG: Dictionnaire de René Guénon; Jean-Marc Vivencza; France, Grenoble 2005


[2] True spirituality depends:

→ on the metaphysical line of thought (for the transcendent domains)
→ on realization through asceticism and renunciation
→ on the implementation of tedious and patient work toward perfection
→ on the respect for the texts of “Revelation”
→ on the exoteric traditional authorities

And concerning the esoteric level[8] it depends:
→ on an initiatory attachment which is obviously a prerequisite.




[3] transcendent:

• beyond or above the range of normal or physical human experience: the search for a transcendent level of knowledge.
• surpassing the ordinary; exceptional: her transcendent beauty.
• (of God) existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material universe. Often contrasted with immanent.
(From the Apple Dictionary)



[4] see more on: metaphysics


[5] see more on: The Source - the Supreme Center


[6] depository: the spiritual entrusted treasure (amanah )


[7] see more on: revelation


[8] see more on: tasawwuf


[9] see more on: initiation


[10] see more on: spiritual teachers


[11] By ’The Way’ ”is in reality traditionally meant the spiritual journey which conforms with the Principle, conforming with the ’Will of Heaven’, from which gains its necessary straightness regarding the perfection which is to be attained.” DRG






See also: Creation, Non-Being, modernity


More Texts And Explanations:

antitradition
creation
dualism
freedom of thought
his personal traits
index
individuality
initiation
intelligence
intuition
islamic tradition
knowledge
metaphysical zero
metaphysics
modernity
mysticism
non-being
non-duality
religion
revelation
revelation
rites
role of spiritual master
sentimental
sentimental
The Source - the Supreme Center
spiritual teachers
spiritual
sunnah
tasawwuf
the end of time
tolerance
tradition


upd_ 2015-06-01


from 2015-05-31


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