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  1. 1. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org
  2. 2. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org For centuries, the world has revered various spiritual masters and has considered them as Saints.
  3. 3. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Various religions and cultures stipulate different attributes or criteria for Sainthood to be bestowed upon someone.
  4. 4. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What does the world think of Saints? Generic criteria that prompted people from various religions to consider a person as a Saint
  5. 5. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What does the world think of Saints? Some generic criteria from various religions to consider a person as a Saint 1. Righteous and virtuous
  6. 6. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What does the world think of Saints? Some generic criteria from various religions to consider a person as a Saint 1. Righteous and virtuous 2. Needs to be from a particular religion
  7. 7. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What does the world think of Saints? Some generic criteria from various religions to consider a person as a Saint 1. Righteous and virtuous 2. Needs to be from a particular religion 3. Has to have passed away before they can be considered for Sainthood
  8. 8. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What does the world think of Saints? Some generic criteria from various religions to consider a person as a Saint 1. Righteous and virtuous 2. Needs to be from a particular religion 3. Has to have passed away before they can be considered for Sainthood 4. Needs to have performed miracles while After her death, Saint living and also after death Bernadette's body reportedly remained incorrupt 5. He needs to be able to intercede with God on behalf of people
  9. 9. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org How Saints are proclaimed| Common viewpoints • Informal or formal For example : The formal process in the Roman Catholic Church is known as canonization
  10. 10. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org How Saints are proclaimed| Common viewpoints • Informal or formal In most cases, the people conducting this formal or informal process of proclaiming a Saint are not Saints themselves but just religious people or people of some standing in the religion
  11. 11. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org How Saints are proclaimed| Common viewpoints • Informal or formal • Popular vote of society
  12. 12. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org How Saints are proclaimed| Common viewpoints • Informal or formal • Popular vote of society • Has to be from a certain religion to be considered
  13. 13. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org How Saints are proclaimed| Common viewpoints • Informal or formal • Popular vote of society • Has to be from a certain religion to be considered • Self-proclaimed (along with display of supernatural powers)
  14. 14. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? How does the science of Spirituality define a Saint?
  15. 15. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? Increasing spiritual level through spiritual practice 1% Spiritual level 100% Being one with God
  16. 16. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? Increasing spiritual level through spiritual practice 1% 20% The spiritual level of an average person today Spiritual level 100% Being one with God
  17. 17. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? Increasing spiritual level through spiritual practice 1% 20% The spiritual level of an average person today Spiritual 35% Over 80% of the world below 35% spiritual level level 100% Being one with God
  18. 18. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is a Saint? Increasing spiritual level through spiritual practice 1% 20% The spiritual level of an average person today Spiritual 35% Over 80% of the world below 35% spiritual level level 70% One has to be at a spiritual level of at least 70% to be recognised as a Saint 100% Being one with God
  19. 19. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What are we comprised of? 1. Physical body Om Namo Bhagawate Vasudevyaa The physical body: This includes our physical being and the five senses of touch, taste, sound, smell and sight. Note: Refer to our website ssrf.org for more information on what we are comprised of
  20. 20. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What are we comprised of? 1. Physical body Om Namo Bhagawate Vasudevyaa 2. Mind The Mind: This consists of both the conscious and sub- conscious mind. The mind is the source of all our feelings and emotions Note: Refer to our website ssrf.org for more information on what we are comprised of
  21. 21. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What are we comprised of? 1. Physical body Om Namo Bhagawate Vasudevyaa 2. Mind The Intellect: 3. Intellect Our ability to process information Note: Refer to our website ssrf.org for more information on what we are comprised of
  22. 22. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What are we comprised of? 1. Physical body Om Namo Bhagawate Vasudevyaa 2. Mind The Subtle Ego: 3. Intellect Which gives us the feeling of being separate from God 4. Subtle ego Note: Refer to our website ssrf.org for more information on what we are comprised of
  23. 23. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What are we comprised of? The five senses, mind and intellect Soul Om Namo Bhagawate Vasudevyaa 1. Physical body 2. Mind The Soul: 3. Intellect The God Principle within each one of us 4. Subtle ego 5. Soul Note: Refer to our website ssrf.org for more information on what we are comprised of
  24. 24. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org What is spiritual level 1. Physical body 2. Mind The ego 3. Intellect 4. Subtle ego The God Principle 5. Soul within each of us
  25. 25. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Definition of spiritual level? Increasing spiritual level through spiritual practice 20% 70% High ego Low ego The ‘evolved-ness’ or spiritual maturity or spiritual level of a person: is how much they identify with, or have an experience of the Soul within and conversely how much they dissociate their identity from their five senses, mind and intellect that they are born with or in short their ego.
  26. 26. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Who is Saint? A Saint is therefore a person who has a very low ego as they experience God within themselves and see others as the God principle within them. His Holiness Dr. Jayant Athavale For more information please refer to our section on Saints on www.ssrf.org
  27. 27. Spiritual Science Research Foundation Bridging the known and unknown worlds SpiritualResearchFoundation.org Raising one’s spiritual level to reach Sainthood • The only way to raise one’s spiritual level is by doing progressively higher levels of spiritual practice as per the 6 basic principles of spiritual practice. • These principles have been explained in detail in other tutorials in the SSRF classroom. For more information please refer to our section on Saints on www.ssrf.org
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