There are two aspects of human life: one that relates to the physical body – materialism; and the other that relates to the inner self (the soul) – spirituality. Materialism means an inclination towards acquiring material possessions and comforts; in short, it is a tendency to lead a life in which pleasures of the body are given preference above anything else. Spirituality means “centred and established on the soul”, that is, activities in life are decided keeping in mind the awakening of the soul (from Akhand Jyoti English January-February 2003)

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