Spirituality is not simply a mechanical process and not something finally obtained or acquired. Important elements contribute to spirituality, such as ethical behavior, right living, right livelihood, caring, and compassion, but the deepest essence lives beyond practices, beliefs, descriptions, and words. It is not advisable to explain or define spirituality with too much detail, and it cannot be captured, owned, or stored up. Ironically, the Sanskrit word for illusion, maya, also means to measure and to define. When we measure and overly structure spirit, we may lose it.