The A-Z tenets of spirituality

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A – Acceptance Accept the wounds & the pain, accept yourself as you are. Always be authentic: don’t laugh when your heart is crying. Authenticity opens your heart up for healing.

B – Balance Balance is the highest peace possible. When polarities balance in you: good & bad, outer & inner, activity & passivity, spiritual & material – only then will you transcend them.

C – celebration Celebration is the most religious practice. Postpone your worries, not your joy. Laugh with all your being, sing with all your heart, dance with the whole of existence.

D – death Death is the culmination of life, it must be beautiful. But that’s only possible if you have lived with full awareness. Then there will be no fear, you simply return home in total surrender and relaxation.

E – ego Ego is the intoxicant that makes you unconscious. Be alert and watch your mind attentively. The light of your watchfulness will expose your ego and it will vanish.

F – fear When you don’t possess or desire anything, you become fearless. All fear is death-oriented. Break the identification with your body/mind, and you’ll come to know your deathlessness.

G – giving Imbibe the spirit of giving, and let it be your way of living. Give without conditions or expectations. Love is innocent only when it has no motives.

H – harmony One who is harmonious within himself, will be in harmony with the whole of existence. To be in tune with the whole is to be holy.

I – identification Unburden your consciousness. Drop your name, body, ideas, relationships, accumulations, ambitions.. Become simple and light.

J – jealousy Jealousy is the shadow of desire, and the root of suffering. Stop the habit of comparing yourself with others. Stop wanting what other people want. Be content with being yourself, live simply.

K – karma An action carries karma if you have an end goal in mind. Let there be an intrinsic playfulness in all your activities. Be as little children, this is the path to freedom.

L – laughter Laughter is the deepest prayer. A serious person can never be religious. A person who can laugh totally, who sees the ridiculousness of the game of life, becomes enlightened in that laughter.

M – master The function of the master is to undo all societal’s conditioning on you. The masters appears when the student is ready, and disappeares when his job is done – and his job is to guide you towards freedom.

Non-attachment is the secret of finding yourself. Only then can your awareness turn inwards because you don’t have anything outside to chase. Attachment is non-awareness.

O – oneness Oneness is the goal of all true religion. The trees, rocks, stars, animals, rivers are just life manifesting in millions of ways. Return to source.

P – prayer Prayer simply means gratitude. It is neither a demand nor a desire. If you feel a deep thankfulness in your heart, genuine & uncaused, that’s prayer.

Q – questions The mind has unlimited questions, and no answer will ever satisfy it. Meditation gives the only answer you need – silence. Meditation is a state of no-mind.

R – religion Religion is the transformation of consciousness. To be religious is to be innocent and spontaneous. It has nothing to do with doctrines and rituals.

S – sex Sex is your life force. It has to be transformed and transcended, but it shouldn’t be repressed. Repression leads to perversion. Awareness elevates you from sex to superconsciousness.

T – truth Truth cannot be given to you, but the thirst can be imparted. If you are earnest and devoted, truth itself will find you.

U – understanding This is the key to transformation. If you can understand anger, you’ll be showered with compassion. Understanding means to see the true nature of things, to perceive without any distortion.

V – vulnerability To know godliness, one has to be defenseless, vulnerable and insecure. It is the condition to know Love in its entirety.

X, Y, Z Never get attached to the name of a thing. The unknown cannot be described. Let go of all your concepts, prejudices& knowledge, they’ll only stand in your way.