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Revision: 25 Apr 2024

Post-spiritual

  • An adjective that refers to that which transcends the spiritual quest.
  • The realization that all is THE SUPREME is a post-spiritual realization in that it transcends the spiritual quest.
  • The realization that ignorance*, unawakeness, and unreality are impossible is a post-spiritual realization in that it transcends the spiritual quest.
  • In post-spiritual realization, there is no interest in untruth, no entertaining untruth, no believing in untruth, and no need for a spiritual quest.
  • One who is post-spiritual realizes the impossibility of unawakeness and unreality and has no interest in unawakeness, unreality, or the spiritual quest.
  • One who is post-spiritual realizes the impossibility of unawakeness and unreality and has no interest in spiritual attainment, spiritual teachings, or any form of spirituality.
  • One who is post-spiritual is simply present and awake.

Notes:

* In the 14th century, Jñānadeva devoted a third of his text Amṛtānubhava to the refutation of ignorance. (Source)

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