Spirit can be understood as a knowledge of reality beyond the physical self and forms the very essence of physical reality. A spiritual person is a fundamental or source of all reality that can not be seen or found.
All living reality consists of body and soul or spirit. Although the bodies are prominent and change every moment, the Spirit is eternal and same in all. Thus, a spiritual person is still and experiences peace and happiness while the mind of a physical person is uneasy and tries pleasure and pain.
All men are born spiritually as Jesus said, "man is not living alone." No man can be happy to satisfy the body like other animals. He needs to satisfy his soul to live. All happiness and joy in life comes only from the pleasure of body and soul. Although the satisfaction of the body is temporary because it lasts for a while, the pleasure of the soul is permanent, leading to lasting happiness and joy in life.
Thus the spiritual is the truth about the happiness of man.
The Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Scientists have developed many methods of measuring intelligence called Intelligence Quotient (IQ). IQ has been widely used by universities to choose the student for the postgraduate courses. The tests such as GRE or SAT measure the student's intelligence. IQ is also an important prerequisite for companies to choose their employees as they have learned from their experience that people with high IQ have better ability to solve problems.
It has also been confirmed in many studies that people with high IQ succeed in employment and personal life.
Nevertheless, there is no guarantee that people with a high IQ will also be happier in their lives than less intelligent people who happily come from within and are not dependent on the success of the individual in this world.
The happiness of the human being is not dependent on being an IQ, but solely on his spiritual quota (SQ).
The Spiritual Quotient
A spiritual person is hard to measure just as happiness. The reason is that while the body and mind of a person can see or measure, the spirit can not be measured by any device.
However, every man knows his spirit that is the source of his thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Here he can recognize himself the truth about his soul.
Spiritual issues are not measurable by human actions. You can go to church or temple every day without believing God at all. There is no method of measuring faith, truth and love. One can also describe the world with actions and spoken words contrary to their thoughts and beliefs.
One must be completely honest to answer questions for the SQ exam as it is for self and not for others. No significant benefits can be accumulated by getting high SQ points.
Remember that you can describe all the people in the world but you can never care for yourself.
Be so honest while measuring your own SQ as high SQ is an indication of your lasting happiness. You evidence of high SQ is hidden in the exam itself, which can always be used to increase SQ and achieve greater lasting happiness in life.
Spiritual Quotient Test
Answer the following questions truly.
There are five answers to each question. The answers and marks assigned are as follows:
1. Totally true (10 points)
2. Very true (8 points)
3. Truly true (6 points)
4. Truly True (4 points)
6. Not true (0 points)
Q1: I believe God is alone.
Q2: I believe God is formless and present in every creature.
Q3: I love everyone and feel compassion for all living things.
Q4: I earn enough to live a comfortable life and I do not like collecting funds
Q5: I'm happy to be myself and not looking for energy.
Q6: I respect my parents and elders.
Q7: I like good for everyone and I do not like violence.
Q8: I always speak the truth.
Q9: I love my partner and do not intend to commit adultery.
Q10: I'm always about people in such a way that I'd like to agree with myself.
Add all your levels and spiritual quotas. The higher your level, the more spiritual you are in your life and lasting is your joy and joy in life.
In order to know how these questions measure spiritually, we must understand the essence of the spiritual being.
The Essence of Spirituality
Ten questions to measure SQ are not very different from each other but can be appreciated like braches of the same tree, and the spiritual one sees unity in all the diversity of this universe.
A detailed analysis of the questions would show that they are all from the same spirit as essential and eternal as described in the following Appendix.
(I) God is one
Every religion gives another name to God. God is known in different religions such as Lord, Christ, Allah, Krishna, Ram, Shiva, Buddha, Mother, etc. He is also called the highest, energy, spirit, love with an incredible person. All scripts provide a different name and description of God. That for ordinary people, all religions are different and all gods are different.
But a spiritual person knows that they all refer to the same god and there can not be many gods based on the faith of man.
(II) God Almighty Spirit
Most people understand God in any form. Some worship God's idols in their temples or churches. Others count the word of God as innocent. But whoever sees God in idols or forms can never be spiritual because there are no two surgeries that can be the same. The typical Hindu temple is built by several gods or goddesses like Krishna, Rama, Kali, Shiva, etc. Even Christianity believes in God's trinity, ie. God the Father, God the Son (Christ) and the Holy Ghost. Judaism and Islam believe in unity of God. Yet there are the main differences in the description of God.
It is therefore not easy to understand God as one without using intuition and imagination. If God is one, he can never be described in words and forms for simple reasons that they all represent certain ideas of divinity, limited as God is eternal and almighty. He must be spirit or energy that is present in all creatures. A spiritual person therefore sees the same God in every person, regardless of his religion, race or ethnicity because of his presence in everything.
(III) Love all beings
Spiritual person sees God in all, including himself. Here, everyone automatically extends on their own. That he loves the whole person as himself. However, a person sees himself from others, his religions differ from others, his people differ from others or their races differently from others. Therefore, he can never love others as self. All distinctions lead to hate because two men can not think the same or do the same things. Thus, one can easily recognize his spiritual growth by observing how many he loves.
If one can love each one, including his enemies, he is a truly spiritual person.
(IV) Wealth is Only Equipment
While most people are long to earn as much money as they can and live life or comfort and luxury, a spiritual person only means wealth that means reach God He does not live to eat but eat only to live. When his basic needs are met he does not want to raise funds. One can never be material and spiritual at the same time.
He who seeks God does not depend on wealth.
(V) Hate Power
The term of individual power is completely opposed to the spiritual world. It is well said that energy spills and absolute power is completely corrupted. An individual could always execute the power of God. The universe is perfect in itself as all that God creates must be perfect. However, because the limitation of our knowledge is, we often find the world imperfect and try to make it perfect by using force. Most of us have limited power; since we use it only in our family or families. But one who has more power uses it against a large number of people. However, experience shows that all such attempts to change the world by force have finally failed as unlimited only the truth or God works.
(VI) Respect for Parents
A man is brought into this world by flesh and blood of their parents. Parents also play an important role in raising the child and letting him stand on his own feet. However, when parents get sick and need support from their children, children often get bullied. For a physical person, it is not a good idea to return the payment to their parents because parents can never pay the payment again. However, a spiritual person always respects his parents as his reality came from them. He feels obliged to feed a source that created them in the first place.
Respect for parents is a sign of gratitude and humility. Anyone who is not grateful to his parents can not be grateful to God or his Creator.
Violence is the easiest way to succeed. The strategy of "eye for eye" is as old as the civilization itself. But violence always leads to more violence. The cause of violence is because the separation is a feeling for others. If one believes that everyone is made up of the same spirit and has the same god, he can never resort to violence, not only in works but even in thoughts. You can never use violence against you, but wrong you have done. You can always find a few reasons and some arguments for all your actions
(VIII) Truth is God
Truth is the most important character of spiritual people whose truth is one of the characteristics of God. God, as the truth is eternal and common. Although contentists are always motivated by their desire to collect money and change their lives based on the flow of the flood, the spiritual person can never discard the truth for anybody in this world. Truth is always in harmony with God and it is a truth that creates faith and trust.
(IX) Adultery makes sense
To marry another's spouse or wealth is a safe manifestation of the human slave group in his understanding and body. Adultery is unacceptable to a spiritual person, but it is a cheating spouse for the sake of physical pleasure. For the spiritual man, it is not as important to have faithful and trustworthy partners. He can not believe in God if he has no faith in his spouse.
(X) The Gold Rule
Treating others as others want to treat him is the most natural action of all spiritual people as they do not understand them and others. Even if they wish, they can not treat others as they differ from themselves.
Spirituality Brings Happiness
Spiritual relationships often relate to other folly. Nothing can be further from the truth. A spiritual person goes beyond the body and discovers the true value of the body. Thus, he understands the cause and effect of the world more precisely than any scientist. As a scientist can prevent accidents by predicting weather and cyclones, the spiritual man avoids pain and misery with a better understanding of the world. He gains the trust and faith of the people with impatient service to them and by trusting them. Thus, the spiritual discourse of the individual measures the spiritual or intrinsic nature of the person who truly reflects the quota of his happiness and joy.