It is technology that brings science to our doorstep. Technology is the external face, the outward expression of science. Likewise, religions are outward expression of spirituality. They have evolved over time and each religion has its own constituency of followers. Like science, the goal of spirituality is to help efface our problems and improve the quality of our lives. While science broadly deals with problems one by one and that which are external in nature ; spirituality seeks to strike at the root of all problems that is embedded in our ignorance of the true purpose of life and inability to recognize the true self.
While applying science to our lives we perform various rituals without questioning how it works because the ‘how’ has already been taken care of those who formalized it. The rituals go hand in hand whenever technology based appliances are in use. A religion too, prescribes rituals which are to be viewed in the light of above. A religion adapts spirituality and enlists some easy steps for consumption and benefit of the people. If you are inclined to study and learn about science;you have to understand the theories and formulas how things work.You ought to have the commitment, drive and a sense of adventure to explore and discover truths. You could similarly pursue spirituality. It is irrational to reject or run down any ritual because we have not understood it. Every ritual has been evolved with a great deal of thought and experience in order to enhance physical and mental well-being that will contribute towards spiritual uplift. Religious rituals are usually purification exercises designed to propel one towards refinement.
While science aims to enhance the comfort of human life; spirituality teaches us how to be comfortable with what we have.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda