Condensed from Talks by Pujya Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji.
Guruji, what is Spirituality ?
Guruji: A conscious state of ‘Being’ wherein you are in the ‘Spirit’ rather than matter, is Spirituality.
To be dependent on materials to bring you happiness, is to be a materialist.
When you prepare materials that give happiness to you the author and the person who uses it, is to be a spiritualist.
When you are spirited, you do super human feats.
When you have no spirit, you are acting by force of others and hence curse the whole operation.
A Rakshas (a demon) brings spirit by force into things that bring unhappiness to others (like a terrorist). He must overpower others and hence is always disturbed himself. He is always losing energy to control others. He is blaming others. He is like a Hitler.
A godly person brings spirit to those actions that are badly needed by everyone but is not being performed due to lack of strength. When he is around his power moves masses into self-reliant actions.
A God, makes other people feel like Gods and there is total empowerment. He is like a Mahatma Gandhi.
How does one awaken the Spirit?
Attachment to things hides the Spirit in dead bodies. “I am the Body” is the first notion that kills the awakening.
By detaching oneself from the body, the Spirit is awakened to shine by itself. This process of detachment to the world of things is called Meditation. Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) is the process to enter into Samadhi, the state of total detachment.
The Spirit shines by Itself, it is complete. This Self is described as Sat-Chit-Ananda / Truth, Consciousness and Pure Joy.
Spirit is Sat – it exists by Itself without needing any substratum for its existence and requires no proof of Itself, as it is an experiential reality.
Spirit is conscious – Chit. It is conscious of Itself. It is the source of light through which things are seen with different coloured glasses of various attachments such as Nationality, Profession, Religion, Race, Language and Ideology.
Sprit is pure Ananda or – ecstasy. It is complete and is not wanting in anything. It is not limited like bodies that can be measured. When there is spirit, nothing is short.