Since millenaries different cultures on this planet brought up different spiritual traditions.
By definition, the author uses the word spiritual only for traditions and spiritual paths leading directly to God-Union.
Some of the so called "spiritual traditions" do certainly aim at totally different goals. Some for example may only lead to an understanding or communication with Astral worlds. The dimension just beyond the physical dimension and still far away from God-Union. Some traditions do teach people to communicate with Astral beings, even obeying Astral spirits. This of course can never be truly called spiritual. True spiritual paths always lead to freedom, Love and God-Union. There are however a number of truly spiritual traditions in many different cultures that meet this criteria.
Every way of life is an attempt by God to guide you back to the path of love and thus eventually home to God. Up to each individual human to accept God's offer of love.
The difference between a true spiritual path and a "regular life", is that in a regular life you may encounter many ups and downs, sometimes very painful downs, but finally you may learn through the experience of pain and know the difference of action, feeling and thoughts leading to results of Love and Bliss, thus avoiding furthermore any situation leading to some sort of pain. Some situations in life may seem to lead into a dead-end road of life, however the grace of God includes the "death" who gets you out of any situation, no matter how "weird" it may appear to you. Through the death you get an other opportunity, another chance in a totally different environment if necessary, a new identity, new country of origin, color, religion, culture, ... just another new chance of doing what you need and wanted to do.
Below you will see a symbolic graphic showing different spiritual paths leading all to God. The brown pattern on the far left shall shows you a regular life without conscious spiritual progress.
The symbolic graphic above shows different ways to God:
Shows a pattern of normal lifestyle with lots of ups and downs. Situation filled with pain, fear, sorrow. Sometimes the only exit out of such situations may be God's grace by invoking your "death".
A-F Show different true spiritual paths with some sidesteps but continuous upward development toward God.
Y Shows the path of a Divine reincarnation an "Avatar". Coming directly from God and returning directly to God. All his life is devoted to God - never being able to cause any Karma. Being all the time aware of his Divinity, such a Divine soul never has any deep roots on the physical or any other dimension beyond God. Living and serving God's purpose and Divine plan on earth or any other sphere is the only reason of being here.
Hundreds of Divine souls like this have incarnated on earth whenever necessary to eliminate any misunderstanding about the Divine by refreshing holy scriptures and teachings.
Some or all of the following elements may be present in any true spiritual tradition leading to God.
You should easily be able to recognize them by using your intellect and proper distinction.
All these elements are in common of any true spiritual tradition.
These are among others:
Love, developing Love toward any living being on earth and beyond. Never excluding any being from Love.
Perfect non-violence - in Sanskrit ahimsa, one of the main principles of Mahatma Gandhi during his political career in India - toward all creation, in any situation, any time, anywhere.
There can never be such thing like a holy war, a war in the name of Christ, in the name of God or in the name of the church or anyone or anything else. A true spiritual tradition never would support any kind of war or violence - no matter what the cause. It would always strive for a complete peaceful solution without any kind of verbal, mental, emotional or physical violence.
A spiritual tradition would never defeat anything or anyone. All is part of God's creation. Rather than defeating something or someone, they would just strive for the Love and Bliss of the Divine. By doing so, everything else may one day be dissolved, without ever having been defeated.
The freedom of every being animal or human is sacred. Whether in political, or spiritual life in a monastery, Ashram or church, never may the freedom of an individual be limited in any way.
The freedom and independence of ALL involved shall always be protected, re-established and promoted. This is valid for ALL and all ages, including children, who are Divine souls as well, coming to earth for a particular, quite often very spiritual purpose, and just should be considered beloved guests within a family. How would you treat or tender to beloved guests. So do to your children and the children at school or your neighborhood
All are equal, even Saints are nothing better than you. No hierarchical structure will be visible within any true spiritual tradition or church. All are always equal to each other. No matter to what political, social, cultural or sexual group they are belonging.
There should always be a distinct driving force toward harmony and love within a truly spiritual tradition or church, in all situations and toward every member and non-member alike.
Hospitality toward everyone is a standard practice.
A loving atmosphere and attitude toward all people outside their believes and traditions, outside political, spiritual or social "normality" of their culture or country is always projected toward all those who prefer to be different for whatever reason.
Become Captain of your own life and your own soul.
Make corrections where appropriate as soon as you recognize,
that something is going wrong or as soon as you realize,
that a different direction might be more beneficial,
more harmonious or more loving to you and others as well,
than your present direction of life
Free yourself out of any dead-end road of life by praying for divine assistance.
There is always a path of Love toward God,
a straight forward way to God, paved with pure Divine Love,
at any moment of your life, in any situation of life
God loves you and always helps you,
he may send you another divine child, having a physical body, to assist you,
or he may send you spiritual help,
whatever is more efficient and beneficial for your spiritual growth
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