Thus spirituality is meant to make us better by unlocking our potential for divinity, in a sense, to be like God in some participatory way, or as the Christian theologians of the Greek Orthodox Church called it in the early centuries of the Gospel, theosis or deification: becoming like God!!! Another way of saying this is that it awakens the Buddha nature in us. If spirituality does not offer access to actualizing our potential for this higher form of life, which is what we are made for to begin with, then what ultimate value can it possibly have?

Wayne Teasdale, The Community of Religions by Wayne Teasdale, editor, George Cairns, editor