Being Still: Reflections on an Ancient Mystical Tradition

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Religion - 141 pages
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"Jean-Yves Leloup explores the writings of many spiritual masters from across the centuries, in particular the Desert Fathers, the fourth-century monk Evagrius, St. John Cassian, and the anonymous nineteenth-century author of The Way of the Pilgrim." "Drawn from the experience of the monasteries of Sinai and Mount Athos, here is a clear and practical presentation of the spiritual art of arts: stillness in the face of interior pain and confusion." "These spiritual riches, refined and developed by the Orthodox tradition in Christianity, can also be recognized in the teaching and practice of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islamic Sufism. The fundamental truth of one tradition is to be found under its own proper forms and nuances in others. Far from diminishing the unique value of this hesychastic way of prayer, the most developed spiritual traditions of humanity affirm it as one of the great forms through which humanity reaches out to embrace Infinite Reality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

Arsenius or the Beginning
25
St John
43
The Way of the Pilgrim
72
The Invocation of the Name in Three
86
Christianity
102
Praying with all the Senses
133
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About the author (2003)

Jean-Yves Leloup is the founder of the Institute of Other Civilization Studies and the International College of Therapists. He lives in France.

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