If one begins to think about the significance of life, he is confronted with many concepts, theories and religious ideas in the quest for answers. Many books have also been written on the subject of spirituality, but spirituality itself is inherent in every human being and therefore something practical that can be experienced. One learns to distinguish between the outer man – who is comprised of the body, the psyche and the intellect – and the inner man – the soul or the consciousness. This is the first step on the way to realizing that power that enlivens and sustains everything, no matter what we call it – God, Allah, Ram, Khuda, or Ocean of all Consciousness.

Experiencing for yourself that this power does exist, changes the perspective and the values of one’s life. One begins to attach greater value to what is eternal than to what is transitory, which always slips out of one’s hand.

Spirituality creates a bond of inner communion between all people. Love, compassion and commitment to others are hallmarks of a conscious person.

What does it mean to be a human being? – Be good, do good, be one. If you live in such a way that you constantly develop, you will also act in the right way. You will come to realize that life was not given to us to live for ourselves, but to live for others. We will become one and make no distinction between high and low, poor and rich. That is the unity which the Creator has given us, that is the virtue of love.

The inner and the outer man
(Sant Kirpal Singh, Lecture in Franklin, USA, 11.10.1963)