One of the most relevant concepts in any form of sprituality is tolerance for one and all. One has to learn, accept and respect all forms of sprituality. No one way or form is better or the only way to attain God. One has to be open. One has to experience in so many ways. So when you go to God he will ask - why were you so closed in your earthly life, i wanted to touch you through so many different ways but u never even turned to look back. You never wanted to experinece me in so many different forms. You wasted your life.
There have been saints and sages who have attained God through so many different ways and that only goes to prove that attaining God is not bound by process or practices. It is the simplicity of belief that will bring us closer to God.
Reading and reciting texts does not do any spritual advancement beyond a certain limit. It is the action, the belief system that we ingrain within ourselves that matters.
So when we go to temples everyday with total devotion it does help but is not the final objective in our quest for sprituality. A temple is like a mark on the highway that says - road to God, 5 kms. But most of the people just sit on that sign post and forget what this is all about. Going to a temple is a begining and not the end. That is a start so now that u know the road to god, go on and walk on that.
Some realized soul now understands and says - well people will come to this sign post and still not understand the road properly. So based on his own experinces he writes out a map, how to travel on that road. That map can be equated to the scriptures that we have. God in various forms has inspired these texts so that he gives us different routes to the same objective. You can choose a route that suits you. That does not mean that the other route is no good and does not get to your destination.
Love of God is the purest of all forms. When one is in love everything around is beautiful. The hottest of days become beautiful and the coldest of days become very romantic. If to be in love with another human can deliver such experiences then understand what it can do if one was to truly fall in love with God. Everything and everyone around us is a joy no matter how utterly disgusting the situation is. From that stems tolerance. Cause your being in love with your maker has brought you to a different plane all together.
So if one is truly in love with God and is always in that state of eternal bliss, he is also in love with all HIS creations. He cannot despise or lok down on any of HIS creations. All fill the lovers heart with joy for they remind him of his great love for God.
When people get agitated in situations where they are faced with people who have had different expriences than there own they tend to get angry. This anger stems from their own ignorance and void in their spritual thought process.
God is beautiful, he exists in many many forms, all his forms, so many ways to attain him, such beautiful roads that lead to him. To be in love with God is the highest form of love and I doubt that there are many people who exist in that form today, There are billions of followers but only a few handful of people who will be in love with God.
For people who has misinterpreted sexual contact I have to say that this again stems from ignorance. So how was Ved Vysas able to give birth to sons despite the fact that he was a sanyasi. It is cause he had sex not to enjoy but to complete his duty to give children. It was not a source of joy but that of fullfilling his duty. The concept of having sex , having an orgasm but not ejaculating gives rise to higer energies. They help you be closer to higher energy forms in realizing God. Much has been written, practised and obviously misdirected on this concept. This is also another way to achieving God using the senses.
Ananht Nad is another very good conecpt, that helps you in your exeperince towards sprituality. It is when u hear noises in your meditation. This is another way. Many people do Yoga - Hath Yog to acheive sprituality. That is also good and helps u attain god.
The question is at what level one is. And this life is a another chapter in the book of lives. Sprituality does not stop here, it continues on in another life in some other form but at the next level.
We all go to school and college, learn and learn and learn and then go out to the World to experinece life and sprituality. Two students in the same class for 12 years, same level of marks in their exams will have a very different experinece in their life. There experience will depend not on what they learnt but what they interpreted the learning to be. But the true test and experience starts when u step out of the education mode and start to experince sprituality.
So Mr. Dark Warrior, you are still in Grade 1 in the school of Sprituality. A long way to go before u pass school and then go to collegge...still more time after that when u step in the real world, then my friend the journey begins.....like a child in pre kg can only recite his alpabets or numbers and thinks that there is nothing beyond that....a loving parent looks at him with joy knowing that one day that child will grow up to learn that there is so much beyond the alpabets and numbers.....
So when dear sir you have experinced your spritual side and have the humility to share with an objective of learning and advancing your own sprituality then come back....i am sure i will learn a few things from you but i can assure u that i can also teach u ....
Jai Sri Ram