Spirituality or adhyatmikata means that which deals with ‘what is within man’ i.e. spirit or self or atman which is divine. Spirituality thus is the process of manifestation of divinity in man. A man with spiritual orientation reflects divinity in his thoughts and expressions.
Spirituality is the method through which one learns, and succeeds, in overcoming his lower nature which is manifested in form of egoism, jealousy, lust, greed and so on. His mind is transformed by spiritual practices such as prayer and worship, yoga and meditation, reading scriptures, reciting mantra, repeating japa, selfless action and service & the like. Thus a spiritual aspirant succeeds in attenuating his lower nature by the above methods or practices. When one`s lower nature is subdued, one`s higher nature starts manifesting divinity. This manifestation of divinity in man is the essence of spirituality.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda