Monday, March 07, 2011

Temples

The debate on the differences between Religion and Spirituality is an old one and perhaps one that does not actually satisfy either - debating - parties completely.  


Nevertheless, here is what occurred to me.


Religion is keeping track of the number (and type/popularity/specialty) of temples one visits. Spirituality is not having to keep track of the number of times one drives others to the temple (looking for peace of mind, that is). ;-) 

11 comments:

Caveman said...

Yup, you've got that right. Not that you didn't know it earlier and not that i know it or will ever nose it.

Nimmy said...

Yay....my long-lost friend is back online! :-) How've you been?

Caveman said...

oops a daisy, forgot to subscribe for follow up comments... not that i'm keeping as track of the number of times i click on this post.

Nimmy said...

Bwahahahaa! :)

niranjani said...

Nimmy, can spin many versions of this, but in essence R creates a boundary, S invites one to step out of it.

Raj

Nimmy said...

That's a great way to put it, Raj. Not surprised.....coming from you! :)

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

The way I look at it is God created Man and Man created religion and whom do you think did a better job?

My view is each can go directly to the Source Of All Life rather than through middle men.

Take care,
Mike

Nimmy said...

That's a million dollar question, Mike! :-)) But I just L.O.V.E (to the power of infinity) what you said - why can't we be in direct contact with the Source?!! Amen!
Nimmy

Nimmy said...

Oops! Mike, I lost your comment accidentally. Very sorry. Was using my hand-held to check emails and touched 'delete' instead of 'publish' as they were very close to each other. This is why touch screen is such a bother! :(

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Nimmy:

Don't feel bad. Mistakes do happen. I wrote a beautiful essay as an introduction to an article I was to post on my blog a few days ago and when I pushed the publish button it disappered and I will never get it back. I often write as a stream of consciousness and the words just come to me and it's a one time deal. If I don't record the words, they are lost forever.

You be well and have a lovely weekend,
Mike

Nimmy said...

Thanks, Mike. Hope you're having a good weekend!