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Testing your own belief.

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Amanaki, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Veteran Member

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    In every spiritual path ( I know of) testing your self is a big part of the practice. So helping your self by looking at your own life, and asking you self.

    Am I practicing according to the teaching,
    Does my daily life reflect the teaching?
    What do I have to improve
    Do I get easy distracted by other people trying to make me be like them ( away from teaching)
    Do I need to read the teaching again? To deepens my understanding and thereby gain more wisdom.
    How do I react to other people? If negatively, why?
    How do I use new wisdom to gain even deeper understanding?
    If I am unsure about something in the teaching, how to find answer to it?

    This is only a few question any spiritual person could benefit from asking one self.
    There is no need for harsh critique from non practitioners or someone who do not know or understand the teaching you cultivate/ believing in.
    It is all up to your self to become better in what you do.

    Does this reflect how you think of your own practicing as a religious/ spiritual person?
     
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    Piculet Active Member

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    Quite self evident questions. And that's just to begin with.
     
  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki Veteran Member

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    How?
     
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    Piculet Active Member

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    How what?
     
  5. Amanaki

    Amanaki Veteran Member

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    The OP was not meant only toward newbiee practitioners :) but those questions rely toward every spiritual practitioner :)
    It was also meant for explaining to non believers, how much it is to think about when practicing a spiritual teaching :)
     
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    I'm not spiritual but in all other teachings development and growth only comes from reflections from the outside.
    “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” ― Richard P. Feynman
     
  7. Amanaki

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    Spiritual practice comes from within, and not from external experience :)
    So opsit science
     
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    That's what I was thinking about. I just find it all self evident so I guess I'm saying I think about all/almost all of those things, but they are so much part of my life that I don't consider them something separate from simply practicing Islam.
     
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  9. Amanaki

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    Now I understand you :)
     
  10. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    Well, yes. That is in essence a form of skepticism. It is good quote.
     
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    I don't want to derail the topic so just a short answer. How do you classify a non-believer? What characteristics?
     
  12. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The two questions that resonate with me are these:
    I reword that as "When I see that my actions are not reflective of my path, what do I do about that"?

    I know the answer to that. But putting it into practice? Ah, there's the challenge and the wonderful "game".
     
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