These are 2 words, Spirituality and Philosophy that is highly used by person who seeks his path of truth. With too many words in the dictionary of self knowing, I thought it will be a good exercise to look into these 2 words that is most commonly used . Let's take a deep dive to see what they really mean for people like us.
Spiritual in English tracks its history back to a Latin word called "Spiritus". The word Spiritus means "A force or principle that blows/animates life in a being" and is also referred as the "breath of the life".
For our better understanding let's term this as a key driving force/ energy that is responsible for life in any being. Life here means existence of "The force" that helps one to see, eat, smell, drink, touch, think, perceive, vibrate and more. When this force leaves the being none of the above said is possible with mere physical body.
So... Two parts to think then 1)The Physical Body + 2)The driving force (X)unknown
The Physical body apparently is the carrier of this driving force. More stronger and younger the body is, more better is the driving force. Irrespective of tough physical exercises, people continue to age. At some point in time the body shuts down. In other words the force or the energy goes missing. ???
All religions talk about this as Spirit and Formless Energies using different vocabulary. Lack of questioning and understanding this is not to be blamed on "fear of blasphemy". So anyone who makes a honest effort beyond religions to understand the force is considered to have an inclination to spirituality.
However when you go deep down to understand this energy better, with clarity; there will be dissonance with one's own conventional knowledge. Then comes the need for Philosophy which helps change the perspective of this force. One who understood the science and techniques of "the driving force" were were named philosophers and their experience with the energy was said to be philosophy. Let's understand the origin of Philosophy
The term philosophy is taken from the Greek word, (phileo) meaning "to love" or "to befriend" and , (Sophia) meaning "wisdom." Thus, "philosophy" means "the love " + "wisdom"
So to understand the driving force one needs to have true love and Wisdom.
Philosophers experimented the self energy using love and wisdom and their songs exhibit. The science of self though explained in religion is not bound by the same. Some may be an extreme Paradox to our earlier understanding. :)
ஆன்மிகம் மற்றும் ஞானம் என்பதும் இது தான். தனக்குள் இருக்கும் ஆற்றலை உணர்தல் ஆன்மிகம். இதற்கு அன்பும் அறிவுமாய் ...... நிலையே ஞானம் .