Theis self-centric and demands the discovery of what gives most pleasure.
So there is a preoccupation with wishes and wants.
Theis socio-centric and demands the development of purposes and projects that feel personally worthwhile.
So there is a preoccupation with social ideals.
Theis self-centric and demands the discovery of reality in a way that benefits all who take heed.
So there is a preoccupation with existential mysteries.
Theis socio-centric and demands the development of ways to rescue those in dire need.
So there is a preoccupation with human suffering.
Theis self-centric and demands the discovery of what should be willed into existence and how.
So there is a preoccupation with tools/resources, the medium used, & social context.
Theis socio-centric and demands the development of personal duties and obligations.
So there is a preoccupation with roles, rules, procedures & authorities.
Function: To connect with ultimate or absolute reality—taken to be divine.
i.e. happiness depends on perceiving and reaching «God» or «Absolute Reality» or «Nothing» or «The All» or «Oneness»; achieving «Moksha» or «Nirvana».
So there is a preoccupation with full transcendence of reality via [divine] union.
In this way of being aware, mind and body are one, and that one encompasses everything i.e. «consciousness». This oneness is also referred to as non-duality. It is sometimes viewed as salvation (from the self and its suffering) or liberation (from the self and its suffering).
However the spiritual realm may be conceived (and there are many ways not relevant here), the focus in theis on a sacred «otherness» found around us and within us. This absolutely essential support for our mundane life, and the profane everyday world, is understood and interpreted within a particular religious tradition (or via more recent New Age conceptions of spirituality). At the extreme all is Spirit.
So: The purpose of life is «to become one with the divine» in oneself or in a God-equivalent.
In its purest state, non-dual being. However, as listed below, the is commonly found in a combined state.is
At the beginning, God is an adventure. As a person comes to appreciate what that means, thestarts taking over more of their daily life. Entering the divine realm is a wholly positive state and yet it cannot be sustained or maintained: that would make life impossible. So is perpetually sought. Those on a organize their life around having spiritual experiences and being with like-minded others. As with any , many factors affect how far life is taken in that direction.
Correspondence to Root Hierarchy: Thedepends on because the spiritual realm is a matter of imaginative awareness. Without a positive willingness to see beneath or beyond or through everyday reality, the spiritual realm is forever concealed. Personal inner states like faith, hope and love that characterize the are maintained purely through .
focuses on oneness, non-duality, mystical states, spirit, God
+→ focus on states of bliss, ecstasy, divine love;
+→ focus on God's purpose, your destiny or calling;
+→ focus on divine mysteries;
+→ focus on being of service to those in dire need;
+→ focus on abundance, miracles, blessings;
+→ focus on institutionalised tenets, rituals, divine commands.
There are no higher levels ofand no more . In describing these, only the surface has been scratched.
Originally posted: 8-Jun-2012. Last updated 29-Apr-2015.