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Philo Of Alexandria

Author : Philo (of Alexandria.)
ISBN : 0809123339
Genre : Religion
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This anthology contains the basic vision of Philo (c. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.), the greatest Jewish mystic, philosopher and theologian of the Graeco-Roman era.
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The Contemplative Life

Author : Prabuddha Bharata Compilation
ISBN : 9788175058927
Genre : Religion
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Originally published as January 2007 issue of the Prabuddha Bharata, this book aims to give its readers an overview of contemplative practices in different religions and traditions. Contents: Introduction Swami Satyaswarupananda The Contemplative Life Swami Atmasthananda Contemplation in an Active World Swami Smaranananda The Contemplative Tradition in the Ramakrishna Order Swami Prabhananda All-inclusive View of the Vedic Seers Swami Tattwavidananda Contemplation on Om, the Gāyatrī, and the Mahāvākyas Swami Mukhyananda Contemplation in the Upanishads Swami Atmajnananda Meditation and the Way of Yoga Swami Adiswarananda Preparations for the Contemplative Life Swami Gokulananda Japa: Instrument of Love for God’s Name Swami Tathagatananda Prayer in Contemplative Life Swami Amarananda Worship and Contemplation Swami Sarvadevananda Meditation and Reflection on the Divine Play: Lilā Chintana and Lilā Dhyāna Swami Atmajnanananda Obstacles in Contemplative life Swami Brahmeshananda Fruits of Contemplation: Some Reflections Swami Bhaskarananda The Vaishnava Contemplative Tradition Swami Purnananda The Śākta Contemplative Tradition Swami Vimalatmananda Contemplative Practices in Śaivism Swami Tadananda The Jain Contemplative Tradition Acharya Mahaprajna Contemplating the Theravāda Tradition Ajahn Amaro The Heart of Mahāyāna Buddhist Practice in the West Rev. Heng Sure Knowledge, Love, and Union: A Glimpse into the Christian Contemplative Tradition Father Paul of Jesus Contemplative Spirituality in Islam Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Some Thoughts on the Contemplative Life Vimala Thakar The Contemplative Mind Prof. Somnath Bhattacharyya The Neurophysiological and Psychoneural Aspects of Meditative Practices Dr S Sulekha, Dr P N Ravindra, Dr T R Raju, and Dr Bindu Kutty The Contemplative Life and Psychopathology Dr Alan Roland
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The Rule Of St Benedict

Author : St. Benedict
ISBN : 9781250246509
Genre : Religion
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A timeless source of wisdom for people looking to lead a life of simplicity, purpose, and serenity The Rule of St. Benedict has governed monastic communities for centuries, but it is far more than a standard religious text. The Rule is, above all, a handbook for living a deliberate life—no matter your religious background or beliefs. It teaches the importance of contemplation and silence, of solitude, and the power of community and unity. With lessons focusing on the simple acts of everyday life, like eating and daily work, along with wisdom for the deeply personal and internal facets of living, such as cultivating humility and practicing forgiveness, The Rule of St. Benedict is a profound guide to living a good and meaningful life. An award-winning translator, Philip Freeman’s version of The Rule is beautifully accessible in its language. With a simple and direct style, the book lays out a way of living that is transformative in its simplicity and striking in its power.
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Remain In Me

Author : Andreas Schmidt
ISBN : 9781594171567
Genre : Religion
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Saint Paul’s command to “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17) can seem impossible for the average Christian living in the middle of this hectic contemporary world. Yet his words are intended as much for those of his time as those of today, and as much for those who labor at home or in the office as for those in monasteries. Indeed, the Catechism of the Catholic Church professes the contemplative life, or in other words, a life of constant prayer, as both necessary and attainable. With a strong foundation in Church teaching and woven throughout with the classic wisdom of the saints, Remain in Me is an accessible guide to a timeless call. Beginning with a careful outline of what is required to build the contemplative life, both in specified prayer times and in everyday tasks, Father Andreas Schmidt confronts the most common difficulties in personal prayer and explores the fruits of contemplation: growth in holiness, a more powerful experience of the Sacraments, increased success in work, and ultimately, a closer and more intimate relationship with God.
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The Contemplative Life

Author : Thomas Philippe
ISBN : 1448658438
Genre : Religion
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This work presents the classical teaching on the contemplative life, drawn from the tradition of the early fathers, from Dominic de Guzman, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Catherine of Siena, and Francis de Sales, down to the still-hidden mystics of our own day.
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The Contemplative Life

Author : Joel S. Goldsmith
ISBN : 1603865950
Genre : Religion
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An unabridged edition, to include: Conscious Awareness - Erasing Our Concepts of God, Prayer, & Grace - Beginning the Contemplative Life - The Esoteric Meaning of the Easter Week - Steps on the Path of Illumination Contemplative Meditation - Contemplative Meditation - The Dice of God Are Loaded - Contemplation Develops the Beholder - Daily Preparation for Spiritual Living - Meditation on Life by Grace - Supply & Secrecy - The Spiritual Christmas
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Contemplative Life

Author : Jean Leclercq
ISBN : UOM:39015008564737
Genre : Monastic and religious life
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Category: Monastic and religious life

The Teacher S Way

Author : Maria R. Lichtmann
ISBN : 0809143038
Genre : Law
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In The Teacher's Way, award-winning scholar, educator and author Maria Lichtmann connect the monastic practice of "lectio divina to the heart of the teaching experience. New teachers just beginning their careers will find deep and welcomed guidance in this book. Veteran educators who need a fresh dose of inspiration wil celebrate. The Teacher's Way is an oasis for connecting education with the life of the pririt. "Lectio divina is a Benedictine practice that involves four clements of "sacred reading." They are: The Teacher's Way masterfully translates these practices into classroom applications that create hospitable: and safe spaces for learning. Maria Lichtmann writes, "Nothing is more crucial to teaching as spiritual practice than replenishing the underground spirngs of a teacher's own inner life." Some of the topics the author focuses on include: the crisis in education; monks and teaching; concrete proposals for reflection and attention; hospitable teaching and transformed teaching. Intendedaudience: new teachers just beginning their careers, those still in school, veteran educators who need refreshment, and professional development facilitators. The Teacher's Way is designed to benefit educators from kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as college and graduate school instructors.
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Western Mysticism

Author : Edward Cuthbert Butler
ISBN : 0486431428
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This collection presents the writings of three of Western Christianity's most revered teachers of mystical theology. In addition to personal accounts by Saint Augustine, Saint Gregory, and Saint Bernard of their religious experiences, Western Mysticism discusses speculative contemplation, defines mysticism and its characteristics, and contrasts contemplative and active lives.
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Julianus Pomerius The Contemplative Life

Author : Walter J. Burghardt
ISBN : 0809102455
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Written around the end of the fifth century or the beginning of the sixth, this work, composed at the urgent request of a bishop, is an expression of the ideals of the contemplative and the active life, supplemented by a discussion of the vices and the virtues.
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On Prayer And The Contemplative Life

Author : S. Thomas Aquinas
ISBN : 1466269529
Genre : Religion
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The future welfare of both Church and state depends chiefly on the manner in which the rising generation is brought up, for if all parents were to give their children a good religious training, the future prosperity of both Church and state would be assured, because a good religious training will make children good Christians, and, as experience proves, good Christians are always good citizens. In our "Popular Instructions on Marriage" we have briefly outlined the duties of parents in the bringing up of their children. In this little work we enter more fully into details, and clearly point out, almost step by step, the manner in which Christian parents should bring up their children from birth to the time when they embrace that state of life for which God has destined them may this little book prove useful in directing and assisting parents in the proper performance of the noble but difficult task of making their children exemplary Christians and virtuous citizens!
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Theoria Praxis And The Contemplative Life After Plato And Aristotle

Author : Thomas Bénatouïl
ISBN : 9789004230040
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume deals with the appropriations, criticism and transformation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s positions about theory, practice and the contemplative life, including their epistemological and metaphysical foundations, from Theophrastus to the end of Antiquity (including Jewish and Christian authors).
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Love S Mind

Author : John S. Dunne
ISBN : UOM:39015032759832
Genre : Religion
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"Do we love with a love we know, or with a love we do not know? This question, posed to author John S. Dunne in a dream, and its answer prompts Dunne to describe in Love's Mind the journey one takes in contemplating and coming to know love, a journey that involves moving from the loneliness and restless longing of the human heart through spiritual friendship to the ultimate spiritual destination of love of God and union of love with God. The compass one uses on this personal journey is the way of contemplation. For Dunne the contemplative life is a dimension of every human life and should not be limited to the monastic way of life; instead, he considers it the missing dimension in our lives and times - times where violence has supplanted spiritual contemplation and left individuals deprived of the joy and challenge of the spiritual journey that ultimately leads to a union of love with God." "As Dunne describes this journey, three features of the contemplative way of life emerge: the way of words, the way of music, and the way of spiritual friendship. He explores each with characteristic eloquence and introspection, drawing on his experiences of giving spiritual retreats, his presentations on violence and the contemplative life, and his insights on contemplation as the missing dimension in American life. In addition, Dunne considers the contemplations of Aquinas, Aristotle, and Augustine, and draws on a rich store of literary sources, in harmony with his view that art, literature, and music point to God. Ultimately, his insights lead him to a vision, like Augustine's, of the city of God - a city of the heart where contemplation takes the place of violence. Love's Mind is the story of how unknowing love becomes knowing love when one comes to the realization that our being in love may be God loving in us, and that our blind love may be God's unconditional love in us."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Discerning Vocations To The Apostolic Life The Contemplative Life And The Eremitic Life

Author : Marie Theresa Coombs
ISBN : 9781532634222
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Throughout the spiritual journey, God's love engenders within every Christian active, contemplative, and solitary inclinations. Consequently, each person wants to do some good, to have a basic receptivity to God, and at times to be alone with God. As life unfolds, God's love also calls forth within a person an overriding attraction toward one of those three orientations, which in due course impels the individual toward a corresponding vocational lifestyle: an apostolic life, a contemplative life, or an eremitic life. In this book, the authors identify the core features of those three vocational lifestyles. In light of each vocational core, they then discuss an ensemble of signs and patterns that point to an authentic calling from God. This study offers wisdom and insight to those pondering the mystery of their personal vocations, to those discerning their vocational direction, and to spiritual directors, formation personnel, ecclesial leadership, and Christian educators who accompany them in their quest.
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On Prayer And The Contemplative Life

Author : St. Thomas Aquinas
ISBN : 1774413868
Genre : Religion
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On Prayer and The Contemplative Life is a classic religious essay by St. Thomas Aquinas. The present generation in the fervour of its repentance is like to cast off too much. So many false principles and hasty deductions have been offered to its parents and grandparents in the name of science that it is becoming unduly suspicious of the scientific method. The message and method of S. Thomas are part of that strange rigidity of the thirteenth century which is one of the startling paradoxes of the ages of faith. It is surely a consolation that these ages of a faith which moved mountains, or at least essayed to remove the Turk, were minded to express their beliefs in the coat of mail of human reason! The giants of those days, who in the sphere of literature were rediscovering verse and inventing rhyme, and who in every sphere of knowledge were bringing forth the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, were not so blinded by the white light of vision as to disown the Greeks. They made the Ethics of Aristotle the four-square walls of the city of God; they expressed the mysteries of the Undivided Three in terms of the Syllogism. Thus they refused to cut themselves off from the aristocracy of human genius. They laid hands--but not violent hands--on the heritage of the ages. No philosophers have ever equalled their bold and lowly-minded profession of faith in the solidarity of human reason. For this cause S. Thomas, who is their spokesman, has now become an absolute necessity of thought. Unless the great Dumb Ox is given a hearing, our mysticism will fill, not the churches, but the asylums and the little self-authorized Bethels where every man is his own precursor and messiah.
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The Ladder Of Monks

Author : Guigo II
ISBN : UCAL:B4887174
Genre : Meditations
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Category: Meditations