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Spiritual side of Christmas: Being inspired by Jesus Christ's life of sublime purity
Sundays during on-going Advent, just as during Lent, should be devoted to purification of mind or dwelling on non-physical aspects of life though there are no particular rules for how the laity should observe Advent.

It's easy to overlook the spiritual meaning of Christmas in the midst the material aspects of the holiday, festivities with a lot of hustle and bustle.

According to Swami Sivananda, if Christ-life is to be lived, first of all, the child-Christ has to be born in us for real spiritual life to commence. "The first manifestation of the Divine urge in the form of spiritual aspiration and the recognition of the spiritual ideal signifies the birth of the infant Jesus within the seeker's being. From hence starts the living of the Christ-life in all its spiritual details of sublime purity, faith in Divinity, mercy, compassion, love, selflessness, desirelessness, prayerfulness, etc.," he observes stressing the  spiritual implication within of the Christmas that is celebrated without.

He adds, "Spirituality overcomes materialism. You break free from your slavery to the senses. You begin to live a new life, a divine life of purity, love, renunciation, humility, non-attachment and selflessness. Your life becomes sublime like the life of Christ."

The word Advent means 'coming' or 'visiting' and the season focuses on seeking grace of God and the readings and reflections during the season are related to Lord's coming, the judgment and the hope of eternal life.

Dennis Bratcher writes in the Voice, a Christian Resource Institute periodical, "Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing."  He adds that the Advent season is celebrated as a time of joy and happiness as the faithful await the coming of the King and Christmas. During the season, Carols are sung and prayers of humble devotion, commitment, enlightenment, submission, and deliverance are held.

Thus, the season of Advent is about the Hope that human existence has meaning and possibility beyond our present experiences. He advises the followers to prepare for the 'Coming of the Lord' by getting imbued with spirituality, faith, hope and devotion.

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