Why is it important to understand implied meaning in Spirituality?
In Spirituality, an attempt is made to express verbally that which is beyond words. Consequently, there is a difference in the literal and implied meaning. That is why as the spiritual emotion(bhāv) of a seeker rises according to his spiritual level, he comprehends the same point differently. In the worldly sense the literal meaning, for example 1 + 1 = 2, never changes. In Spirituality however, it does. To cite an example, it is said that 1 (Guru) + 1 (disciple) = 1 (Guru), because the disciple merges into the Guru. Click here to read more.
- 1. Confusion about terminology
- 2. Difference in the literal and implied meaning
- 3. Different meanings of words used in the worldly and spiritual contexts
- 4. Extremely condensed form
- 5. Absence of worldly suggestions
- 6. Absence of explanation
- 7. Absence of comparative studies
- 8. Difference in terminology in Western psychology and Indian psychology (science of Spirituality)
- 9. Atheism
- 10. Meaningless rationalism
- 11. Social commitments
- 12. Charvak philosophy
- 13. Hypocrisy of the so-called spiritually evolved
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