SPIRITUALs are more ethical than RELIGIOus people.

Values determine what is right and what is wrong, and doing what is right or wrong is what we mean by ethics. To behave ethically is to behave in a manner consistent with what is right or moral. … Values have major influence on a person’s behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. A person who knows the difference between right and wrong and chooses right is moral. A person whose morality is reflected in his willingness to do the right thing – even if it is hard or dangerous – is ethical. Ethics are moral values in action.

Religion is determined by culture and vice versa. Reigion is ethical but can be anachronistic.
  • Religion is a faith, a way of life, and it cannot just one, there can be many in different geographical and socio cultural settings, which allow different religions to evolve to be adapted
  • Spirituality is not adaptation to outer surroundings; Spirituality is what one is oneself.
  • Religion is for all those people, who require someone to define some protocols for them, which they can follow, some of them can be unjust as well, and someone to tell them what to do, what not to do, and who want to be guided.
  • Spirituality is for those, who are completely truthful to themselves, who pay attention to their inner voice on what is right or wrong. Spirituality considers itself above religion as it feels it to be humane.
  • Religion can be a set of dogmatic rules which is made for running the society, for restoring some order
  • Spirituality prompts humans to reason about everything, and to understand everything even disorder.
  • Religion binds the mind, Spirituality opens it,
  • Religion threatens and frightens, if not followed in its earnestness and its protocols someone of them inimical to human peace and to other religions
  • Spirituality is governed by ability to reason out actions, thinking and gives inner peace, it does not threaten any ones way of life anyones peace.
  • Religion asks a question. Religion does not tolerate being questioned, does not allow itself to be questioned, even though it may be mythical, consequently of questionable ethical form
  • Spirituality questions everything, tries to understand everything, sees situations from varied perspective, very objective, but very truthful, and truly ethical.
  • Religion talks of life after death, sin for wrong deeds and punishments for misdeeds as interpreted by religious scriptures. These may be ethical
  • Spirituality is to find true independence, freedom, peace, solace,  in ourselves during this life itself and that is always ethical.
  • Religion follows books and its preaching’s, teachings some of them through loudspeakers as well and some of them through violence as well.  Religion deals with performing rituals, following deities, Gods…
  • Spirituality seeks the sacred and purity of thinking in all books. It is a ritual in itself, a divine unsaid ritual, which prompts radiance of thinking, light of knowledge and multitude of understandings of humans and their role in this world.

Religion is a community based belief system that believes in people with same thoughts coming together. Religion focuses on making Groups. Anyone who doubts it is excluded, they are asked to leave particularly if it is Islam.

Spirituality welcomes all types of seekers. Everyone who is aspires to experience the Truth is welcomed, regardless of their religion, beliefs and methods. Spirituality includes everyone – including an atheist. An atheist who is very humane is completely spiritual.

Religion is based on followers. Religions are groups. So they grow on followers. Religions cannot grow without having more and more followers. A herd mentality without any reason is sans any ethical values.

Spirituality focuses on an individual’s progress towards finding the ultimate truth. Even in a crowd a spiritual person can be alone, or even in a crowd he can feel himself in solitude. Spirituality is a Walk in Solitude (not alone), but with all the Being in love is spirituality, being attracted to is human and it follows a protocol of following a process of being together culminating in a marriage as per religious norms. Being spiritual is letting it be independent, letting it be free and without any preconditions. Love doesn’t have any preconditions, getting attracted with a purpose as a precondition its unethical.

Religion is a path; it is a method, a way to live a life. Spirituality is actually based on realization; Spirituality is realization to seek a purpose of life, the value of existence. Religion allows you to exist, spirituality allows you to live and that too ethically, and most people merely exist.

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