Posted by Solipsistic (18.104.22.168) on March 27, 2003 at 20:19:09:
In Reply to: COULD SPIRITUAL LAW LEADS TO MATERIAL SUCCESS? posted by JACK (22.214.171.124) on March 21, 2003 at 08:21:10:
> I THINK EVERYBODY HERE IS ,MUCH OR LESS,SORT OF SPIRITUAL PERSON.
> THE QUESTION IS ---COULD SPIRITUAL LAW LEADS TO MATERIAL SUCCESS?
> THANK YOU
Interesting question. But, by definition the spirit is non material, and laws only apply to the material. Therefore "spiritual law" is a bit of a misnomer. The question of spirituality is, to put it mildly, a subtle one. I think there are a few objectivists on board here who dismiss the concept wholly, and there is a great deal of force in some of those arguments. I mention it only since you ask a how and how implies a mechanism and mechanisms only have relavance in the material, not spiritual world. I am answering your post since this subject is a very interesting one to me. I have an amatur interest in yoga, for those of you who know authentic yoga is not the asanas and postures familiar to everyone now and whose salons are now almost as ubiquitous as starbucks in some cities. Yoga proposes a method to move ones identification from the delimited self to the real Self, or spiritual center. But not to get into it to deeply, the relevant point is that if there is such a thing as the spiritual and it encompasses within it the world at large then certainly as one advances toward the spiritual one commands the wealth it contains. But, alas, if one seeks wealth it is best not to do it through a spiritual agency since the attachment to wealth will undermine one in ones spiritual focus and one will achieve nothing, either materially or spiritually. This is the message behind the teaching of Jesus: "Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's and unto God what is God's". If you seek wealth, perhaps the shortest road to that objective is the business school.
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