See also by Meher Baba, the book with the title "God Speaks", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Speaks
J. Krishnamurti on spirituality and religion
Dalai Lama on spirituality and compassion
"For the spirituality , I consider that is is concerned with those properties of the human spirit that bring happiness to ourselves and to the others. Properties like love, compassion, temperance, feeling of responsibility and feeling of harmony.
There is no reason for which an individual could not be able to develop such virtues, even to a high degree, without being necessary to use any help from any religion , or metaphysical system of beliefs. That is why I have claimed some times that the religion is something that it could be missing. On the contrary in no circumstance any of the above basic spiritual virtues should be missing." (From his book Ethics for the new millennium" 1999 http://www.dalailama.com/biography/books )
Osho: Spirituality is against all kind of poverty
Here is the perspective by Moraney from an ancient but also modern civilization, about meditation toward the spiritual world.
ON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE IS-NESS (in German Sein)
The worship of the Is-ness (God concept) is silent, and solitary, free from all self-seeking.
The silence is a necessity, as all speech is feeble and imperfect. Therefore, as with your ancestors and ours, their spirits and consciousness would ascend out of time and space to the Is-ness in wordless adoration (feeling).
There are no priests or "saviors" authorized to come between a man (soul) and our maker. Each experience is personal, and different than another, and should not in any way be meddled with or judged. Each soul should become conscious of the divinity that is in itself.
There should be no shrines, no temples among you. Accept nature and the caretaking of nature by mankind. Be a real, natural human being. Your real faith may not be formulated in creeds, as you have been taught, but from a deeper portion of yourself that you have forgotten, or ignore. Temples were often built on your planet to honor and worship sometimes extraterrestrial beings believed to be Gods, but who were not really.
4) Honoring yourself
The Is-ness can be worshipped by honoring yourself and that which is given to you. By honoring yourself you honor the Is-ness, because you are truly One and the same.
5) The planet
Look at your Earth, your ocean, your night sky and the galaxy. This is your "church", and you are the "alter" in that "church". So, release yourself from your past limited thinking. It takes only a decision. What anyone else thinks does not matter.
6) Beyond space-time
It is important to remember that the Is-ness does not place value upon the material fabric of time. This has only been created so that we as souls could learn more about ourselves and return with our experiences to contribute to the creation of ourselves.
7) The intent of the heart
The rituals of "offerings", "sacrifice" and other symbolic objects only means something to you (alone). The Is-ness is only interested in your intent, the path of your heart. Look to find your highest happiness and the motive for power in your existence.
8) Discovering your true self
Do not look with ill upon those of simplicity or poverty. The goal of one's path, regardless of lifetimes or lifeforms, is not the accumulation of wealth and the enjoyment of (material) luxury. It is to discover your true self, that which is "apart" from the Is-ness; it is that part of you which chooses to leave the comfort and safety of all eternity, to fall into the concept of time. To become a true human being is the practice and constant embracing of your essential self. And, from that place of eternity, your thoughts, actions and emotions should emanate into the world.
9) Self-Worth, Trust and Expectation.
Human beings should be vulnerable, open, focused, strong and flexible. In your world, the three concerns all of you must address personally are Self-Worth, Trust and Expectation. Your Earth not only needs healing, she also needs a responsible and worthy companion. That companion is the masculine.
There is a great need for the men of your world to become intuitive and focused on the development of the soul. Men must cultivate unconditional love on all levels. The men of your world are too aggressive and full of self-imposed loneliness. Please remember that all energy moves in a circle, so everything returns: the love, anger and despair.
Please, we ask you to also acknowledge the fact that the love you withhold is the pain you carry. So, let love warm your voice. Let love be the wonder to children's ears. Let imagination create a world of unconditional responsibility. It will also change the order of the old world. Let your emotions give motion to the "hero" that struggles within all of you for the freedom to act, to be, to witness and to apologize.
11) Evolution and free will in action
The responsibility of becoming a human being is great, but it also natural. It is prayer in motion. It is your evolution and free will in action. It is the flow of life in all things. So, love the Earth and make new life, for children are always a new beginning. Most of you have yet to rediscover a world you've "already discovered".