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Spiritual research since 1985. Dedicated to the spiritual progress of every individual and society as a whole.
Spiritual research since 1985. Dedicated to the spiritual progress of every individual and society as a whole.

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Is Celibacy Required For Spiritual Growth?

At the outset, please note that abstinence from sex or celibacy is not a prerequisite for spiritual progress. In spiritual terms, seekers pursue the ultimate experience which is God-realization, or being one with God or the Universal Consciousness. At first in a seeker’s spiritual journey, the experience of God-realization is merely an idea but as they get long lasting positive experiences by practicing Spirituality, the pull of worldly life (and the attachment to their 5 senses, mind and intellect) and all that it has to offer (including sexual experiences) gradually begins to reduce.

Suppression of sexual urges in an ordinary person can lead to various ill-effects as it can then manifest in some other way which can lead to issues such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. As a seeker does spiritual practice and progresses spiritually, the sexual urge naturally gets sublimated (channelized) with/into spiritual practice.

This is because when a seeker does spiritual practice that follows the 6 universal principles, then he or she starts experiencing benefits. Some of the benefits of spiritual practice are stability of the mind, reduction in desires and a feeling of inner peace irrespective of life situations. These benefits go a long way in supporting a seeker to transcend his or her worldly desires naturally.

Dear readers for more information please visit:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-research/social-issues/sex-and-spirituality/

#‎Celibate #Abstinance
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"Do you know someone who has it easy in life? He or she seems to skate by life’s problems with ease. On the other hand, someone who is sincere and hardworking may face a lot of challenges. The law of karma provides the answer as to why things like this happen. Most of us have had countless past lives and we have built up positive and negative karma or destiny from these lives. In fact, in current times 65% of the events in our lives occur as per our karma. Someone who has it easy may have done many good deeds in past births, while the opposite would be true for someone facing many difficulties. Regardless of how much karma we have built up, it can be overcome with sincere spiritual practice. In this interactive seminar, you will learn more about the law of karma, how it affects us and how to perform spiritual practice to overcome karma.

Register for the event and learn more here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-my-life-ruled-by-karma-learn-how-to-change-it-4-may-2018-tickets-45148356951"
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Positive changes in seekers - from extreme addiction and suffering to bliss

I was born in 1970 in England to a middle-class family and had an older brother. My parents both suffered from alcoholism, but managed to function enough to be able to work and provide material things for the family. They did the best that they could do, but suffered emotionally and so didn’t have much of themselves to give to us children. We suffered some emotional and physical neglect. When I was 7 years old, my grandmother, who also suffered from addictions, gave me my first alcoholic drink and a vallium, a strong sedative, before visiting the dentist to have most of my teeth extracted because of tooth decay caused by a poor diet and neglect. The dentist was unaware of what I had been given and put me under a general anaesthetic. My mother was a nurse, but still allowed me to have the sedative and alcohol. They found it difficult to bring me back to consciousness and I could have died. I started to self-harm at this age.

When I was 24, I was in Ibiza (an island in Spain) on holiday and met a man who was to be my fiancé. He was American. He lived in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. I moved out there and didn’t have to work. He didn’t either as he was from a wealthy family. I began to drink alcohol daily and take cocaine and smoke crack (cocaine that can be smoked). I lived a lavish and hedonistic life along with extreme addiction. Money was no object and society there was so corrupt and dysfunctional that I detached from reality. There was a moment when I had been awake on drugs for a few days and I was alone in the hot tub outside overlooking the hills as the sun came up. It was at that moment that I felt distressed because I had never felt so empty and unhappy as I realised that money wasn’t going to fix me...

A few weeks later, I lay in bed in more pain and prayed to God to help me. In my mind’s eye, my head filled with a bright light and I asked it to heal me. The pain and extreme suffering stopped while I had the light in my head.

Dear seekers, please visit this article to find out what happens next in her journey.

- Ms. Annette Brown – UK, Europe

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-growth/extreme-addiction-and-suffering-to-bliss

#Faith #Belief #PositiveChange #Bliss #Grace #God #alcohol #crack
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Do you brush your problems under the carpet, or seek lasting solutions?

Quite often people address problems in life by distracting their minds, focusing on something else to ease the pain. For example, a woman after a quarrel with her spouse goes shopping, while her husband goes to the local pub to have a few drinks. Needless to say, the problem still exists. It has been superficially dealt with, i.e. brushed under the carpet.

Quite a number of us use this method, especially when the root of the problem is too painful to address. It is like putting a 'band-aid' on the chest when having chest pains. Needless to say, the problem still exists, and it starts affecting other areas of life as well.

People also seek therapy, legal advice or turn to religion to address life problems.

If one starts doing spiritual practice, and implements spiritual viewpoints to tackle life’s problems, one has a better chance to overcome problems in a positive manner that benefits all involved.

Dear readers, please visit this link to learn more on this topic:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-problems/causes-of-problems-in-life/

#Problems #Solutions
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Prayer: A Portal to God

In Sanskrut language, the word for prayer is ‘prarthana’. Derived of two words, ‘pra’ and ‘artha’, it means to plead fervently. Hence when we pray, we are calling upon a higher power and acknowledge that we cannot do it ourselves.

Prayer is a natural way to reduce one's ego and increase surrender to God. It benefits us to ask God for what we need in our spiritual journey, not because God is unaware of our needs, but because it strengthens our connection and surrender to Him.

Another way to pray is to tell our concerns or troubles to God. God is already aware of what we are going through, but to connect and share each thought and concern can ease the mind while also opening us up to a deeper understanding of God's love and Divine plan in the situation. Prayer is a Divine connection; a portal to God in one's spiritual journey.

Dear readers, what are some ways prayer has benefited you? Please share in the comments below.

To read more on prayer, it's benefits, and ways to increase the Divine connection please follow the link below:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-practice/prayer/

#Prayer #DivineConnection #GodRealization #HigherPower #GodsWill
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Actions speak louder than words in spirituality

Daily and sincere efforts made in pursuit of spiritual growth are termed as spiritual practice.

Let’s understand this with an interesting story.

Once a scholar was crossing a river in a boat, along with the boatman. They spent a while in conversation. The scholar referred to a number of holy texts and asked the boatman if he had studied them. When the boatman replied in the negative, the scholar commented that since he had not studied the holy texts his life was wasted.

As the discussion continued, the boat sprang a leak and water rapidly entered through the crevices. Seeing this, the boatman asked the scholar, “Sir, can you swim? Our boat is going to sink now.” The Scholar replied, “I have read several books on swimming and gathered information on it, but I cannot swim.” Since only the boatman could swim, he survived. The scholar’s theoretical knowledge was of no use to him.

Thus, to be able to cross this vast ocean of worldly life happily, we need to acquire not just knowledge, but perform spiritual practice and lead a spiritual life.

To start or deepen your spiritual practice, visit:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-practice/steps-of-spiritual-practice/spiritual-journey/

#ActionsSpeakLouderThanWords #SpiritualPractice #SpiritualGrowth #PracticeWhatYouPreach #Wisdom
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When we do things in a calm manner, we may observe that our mind is in a more positive state and the particular action happens more efficiently. On the other hand, if we rush to complete our daily activities or work, we tend to make more mistakes and thus even lose time and energy. Chanting the Name of God and offering prayers to Him during activities helps us to stay calm.

#spiritual #spiritualpractice #spirituality #chanting #praying #calm #calmmind #innerpeace #peaceful #calmeness #mindfulness #beingcalm #donotrush #spiritualwisdom
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Spiritual causes of mental illness

The most common mental illnesses in adults are anxiety and mood disorders. These cause pain to the person and the people he or she is associated with. The effects of mental illness range from minor disruptions in daily functioning to incapacitating personal, social, and occupational impairments and even premature death.

The real cause behind such mental illnesses are usually spiritual factors, mainly arising from:

*Karma or Destiny that a person is born with
*Negative energies or ghosts who trouble people
*Personality defects and ego such as anger, pride, emotionalism, greed, envy, etc.

To learn holistic solutions for mental health please visit:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-problems/mental-health/mental-illnesses-in-developed-countries/

#MentalHealth #Anxiety #MoodDisorders #MentalIllness #SpiriutalHealing
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How to assess one's spiritual level?

Only a Saint or a Guru can ascertain the spiritual level of a person with the help of His highly activated sixth sense or subtle perception ability.

As a rule of thumb, we have formated a scale which will give you an intellectual understanding of spiritual level.

If you would like to see this scale, please visit the article link below, which also describes in detail what is spiritual level and how it affects us:

https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-practice/spiritual-growth/spiritual-level/

Dear Readers, do have have any further questions about this?

#SpiritualLevel #Guru #Saint #SixthSense #Evolution #SpiritualGrowth
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