Jadran Zalokar – PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS

By promoting personal spiritual path the author insists on the necessity of learning about and experiencing different spiritual options of our time. It is wrong for one’s spiritual being to be founded solely in one’s own or in any single spiritual tradition. It leads to narrowing of spirituality and easily translates into unidimensionality, narrow-mindedness, unfreedom and intolerance. Planetarization is poliloguization and man as a spiritual being is a free explorer of different spiritual traditions and is called upon, as planetary inheritor, to live those traditions according to the deepest determination of his/her humanity and divinity. The evil of this world results from the monadization of spirituality, shallow monologuization and incarceration in only one mode of spirituality. This implies primarily the lack of knowledge and recognition of other and different modes of spiritual existence. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce spiritual education into the school system with the purpose of building a “polilogue” character of a young being for his/her life in the polidimensionality of spiritual life of the future.
Without polilogue openess and freedom of spirituality there is also no true humanisation of society. In his thematically diverse texts Jadran Zalokar strives both to provide arguments and thoroughly articulate this. The texts have a slightly epistolary overtone and contain the meaning of the message to the contemporary spiritual seeker who must be not only a thinker but also a dedicated spiritual aspirer.
Only a genuine spiritual seeker can also be a critical observer of what is very often disguised by pseudo-spirituality. Pseudo-spirituality is not only a consequence of ignorance or half-knowledge but also of underdeveloped spiritual character. That is why these texts also have a “paidagogic” component, but not in the form of mere “advice” or “instructions”.