How am I to know? I don’t have any clue, God!
But you can tell me by comparison to something else. Can you try for once?
Sure. It cost my parents a couple of tens of thousands for my school education and twice that for my college. So I guess it must be a few thousands! Am I right?
Oh, I just wanted you to tell me that. I wouldn’t know how much you value it?
See, with my school and college education which would cost around a hundred thousand, I got value worth.
You mean the job and other stuff.
Yes. I draw a few thousands as salary and have got loans etc from my earnings. So I can safely say my college and school education is paying off. But where can I fit in spiritual knowledge?
Yes. That knowledge has no tangible returns. No job or money making capacity. Ha ha!!!
Yes. I cannot say the spiritual knowledge puts food on my table or I get salary for that. But it gives me peace and I am able to handle difficult situations in life.
So your spiritual knowledge is meant for being calm and handling tough situations in life? Wow!
But I guess that is what everyone thinks spirituality is all about besides being devoted to God.
Yes. That’s what everyone believes spiritual knowledge is all about. How strange! I always meant it to make everyone understand your relationship with me, empowering you besides all those other things you cited.
What use is knowledge about you? Can a man not survive without that? There are billions of people who do that! I am not saying that, but people around me.
You are right. They needn’t take my name nor think about me. But that doesn’t stop me thinking about them. I love them in the same way I would any child of mine.
So God, what does spirituality actually does to a person? It doesn’t put food on the table except for the crooked ones. It doesn’t give me a good job and neither does it give peace of mind. So then tell me why should I know spiritual?
First, you should understand that what you are talking about is all in your physical or material world whereas we are talking about only the spirit. That which you cannot see or understand.
You mean the physical world is all about my money, job, marriage, sickness, kids and all that?
Yes. It has everything that goes with your body and mind. This spiritual is about that which keeps you going. Keeps you alive, moving and going ahead. Never think that the two are same.
One affects the body and mind and spiritual affects the spirit.
You got it right.
So does it mean happiness, joy, peace and tranquility is associated with the body only?
Yes, of course. The spirit has nothing to do with it. The spirit is eternal and doesn’t get involved with anything at all. Since it is unaffected by anyone or anything it is in constant state of bliss.
What about people claiming that they are very happy or content after they attend some yoga class or go for a retreat? Or some people claiming the amulets or charms working?
Isn’t it temporary relief? Aren’t these same people the most unhappy later in life? If you drink a power drink you will feel powered for some time. Isn’t it the same with Viagra? The effect wears off soon.
Yes. But it is relief at the end of the day. The temporary measures work for most of the people. Albeit temporarily, their highs are palpable.
Agreed. But look at it this way, you have to get high every time and that is dependency on external means. Liquor, drugs, massages or porn works for a short time. The spiritual high is very intense and other worldly. It is permanent and nothing can describe it.
Which means God intoxication is the most potent one. Is that how Buddha and Jesus lived like?
Yes. These and many more are in constant state of ecstasy and God intoxication. They are neither happy not sad. They don’t have any desires and wants. They are always full of calm and peace. They exude the highest blissful state.
But they get executed or murdered. That’s terrible thing to happen.
They have no body consciousness and are always in a state of bliss. Hence, we say they are not affected by anything human. Not even death touches them in any way. Death is merely a blip on their radar or consciousness!
I think I understand that. The soft drink has more value than the bottle. Right?
Yes. But don’t talk like that. That is all gas while I am the spirit. The spirit in the bottle which intoxicates.
We need to talk more on this God! Today I think it is enough talk Like you said. Otherwise, it will all escape like gas!
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