Hi Abhi..Religion in India was never dogmatic. Since ages it was a rational deduction which went on accumulating into itself new conceptions as Indian philosophy progressed. The book like the Bhagavad Gita is a profoundly crucial religious document for Hinduism, again you just cant deny it as one of the fundamental documents of Indian philosophy. In India therefore Philosophy and religion both gained a divine dimension amidst the progress of thought. Indian thought by its emphasis on intellect, had placed philosophy in the place of religion, thus bringing out the rational character of religion in India. No religious movement has ever come existence without developing as its support, a philosophic content.
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God is the creator, the preserver and the destroyer of the cosmos. He is the divinity. He is present everywhere and everytime .. This very idea is the crux of Indian philosophy. So it is certainly not an overstatement to say that Spirituality in Indian philosophy is deeply intertwined. Belief in God is an inseparable part of the Indian philosophy. The very presence of the metaphysical God, ideally combines with the absolute reality in Indian philosophy. this further reverberates the aura of spiritualism in Indian philosphy is the subtlest way .
Ishvara or God is regarded as the ultimate reality in Indian philosophy. However this God in Indian philosophy is Formless. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says, I am the original fragrance of earth and the heat of fire. I am the life of all that lives and I am the penance of all seekers. I am the consciousness of all who have developed their consciousness. I am the splendor of all which is fine. - this is where spirituality gains a divine dimension in Indian philosophy. The formless God is the unchallengeable, the huge, the brightest light who is there almost everywhere .. He is the omnipotent and is present everywhere.. This crux of the Indian philosophy makes it a spiritual journey towards Knowing the ultimate knowledge.