23 February 2014 - QA 4

Different people have different notions of spirituality. Some think it is escapism, others think it is torturing oneself. What is spirituality according to you?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Anything that uplifts the human spirit is spirituality. Anything that brings you peace, joy, love, comfort and motivates you to do service in society is spirituality.
We are made up of both matter and spirit. Our body is made up of Amino acids, carbohydrate, protein and all that stuff. Our spirit is made up of love, compassion, generosity, intelligence; all these values. So spirituality is not just sitting and doing something. It is something that invokes, that builds character in you.