People often ask for more information about spirituality. Coping with Depression and anxiety are not the only reasons. Many people experience a lack of purpose in their lives. Moreover, further investigation of science results in more spiritual concepts being accepted.
For example, dharma (duty or responsibility) was discovered by the ancient spiritual leaders of Ayurveda. Today, science has found that developing a competing interest is one of the most effective ways of overcoming addictions.
However, that does not mean that spiritual concepts are correct. Some spiritual concepts are backed by evidence and some are not. Also, science is still young in certain aspects such as psychology and neuroscience, so we should not turn away from spiritual concepts completely when looking for truth. Instead, be skeptical and find scientific evidence to support the truth.
For example, meditation is has a lot of spiritual context, but it is backed by overwhelming science as well.
When we think about consciousness, it is a low entropy state because the ego says you are something
but when you use psychedelics, your mind enters a high entropy state because the ego becomes disorganized and diffused. This high entropic state of consciousness and ego diffusion is the experience people have when they say they feel connected to others. This ego diffusion is also known as ego-death, moksha or enlightenment. However, these words do not mean much to those that have only experienced consciousness.
THIS IS NOT A PASS TO DO DRUGS! DO NOT DO DRUGS BECAUSE IT SHATTERS YOUR EGO AND CAN LEAVE YOU TRAUMATIZED
Becoming a monk requires renunciation, and if your life does not have anything to renounce, then it is purely escapism.
Often times people mistakenly equate poverty with spirituality because they assume that when a monk gives up their assets their spiritual strength grows. However, this is not the case because the monks spiritual strength is actually the driving force for giving up their possession rather than the consequence. As a result, it is recommended to meet all your needs and accomplish what you can first, so that you can renounce it all because that requires a lot of spiritual strength to act on.
"Monkey see, Monkey do, [so] I will get spirituality too"