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i wanted to ask that how spirituality can help me in becoming the best
person according to my abilities?????
because whenver i read something spiritual or religious , it says
renaunce the world, give attachments, attain enlightenment,
it all talks about living very strictly.,but i do have intersests and
hobbies.i like to travel and have fun with friends, but they say dnt
talk too much,visit only temples and meditate all time..
i dn't understand the conflict..please help..

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Dear Aaryan,

Who says that you have to renounce the world to gain in spirituality? Krishna asks you to fulfill all your responsibilities. Non-attachment is sure a very important thing, to remain in the world like a lotus in muddy water. Krishna says that one who performs his duty without attachment is 'nitya sanyasi'. One does not have to get his head shaved. Read BhagawadGita, let it guide you in life. With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Aupmanyav  

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Especially religious history of India. I follow 'advaita' philosophy (non-duality) and am an atheist. My answers would be consistent with science and practicality.

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Explaining Hinduism for about 8 years.

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Science graduate. Extensive studies of hindu scriptures.

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