Prayer, meditation and silence
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Prayer, meditation and silence

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Published by East-West in London .
Written in English


  • Religious life -- Islam.,
  • Sufism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementSirdar van Tuyll.
LC ClassificationsBP189.3 .T88713 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. :
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19041954M
ISBN 109053400567

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They could all become vehicles for silent meditation with an attitude of acceptance. That said, it still has to be said that external silence is a big help to internal silence and when it is possible, looking for the least noisy part of the day to do the silent meditation is always preferable. The writer, a monk, is telling us about using a word as a prayer to bring us to silence inside that we allow us to pursue and find God. If you are Christocentric, as am I, you will find this a seminal book, so clearly written on meditation and taking ones life into the realms of relationship with God throughout the day/5(28). A Beautiful Meditation Prayer Lord, quiet my heart and still my soul as I wait on you during these moments alone. I recognize you as a holy and majestic God—one who deserves great praise and glory. It didn’t quite turn out that way. One day in Meninger dusted off an old book in the monastery library, a book that would set him and some of his fellow monks on a whole new path. The book was The Cloud of Unknowing, an anonymous 14th-century manual on contemplative meditation. Meninger says, “I was amazed at the practicality of it.”.

  Mindful Silence: On Centering Prayer As has become a July tradition at The Well, we have the opportunity to share excerpts of a book we enjoyed this year. We settled on Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz because of its invitation to spiritual growth through the practice of contemplative prayer. Modern Contemplative Prayer. This movement has two main streams. One practices centering prayer – also known as listening prayer and breath prayer –, and is associated with renowned Trappist other stream calls their practice Christian Meditation, and was created by the Irish Benedictine monk John Main, who learned mantra meditation from a Hindu swami when he was serving in Malaysia. Prayer, Meditation, Silence and Recollection. Taken from Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen. God does not want anxiety or discouragement. If He proposes to us an exalted way of sanctity, he does not leave us alone, but comes to help and sustain us. There is no physical or moral misery which Jesus cannot cure. Prayer and Meditation. The relationship of prayer to meditation is an elusive one In the great meditative traditions of both East and West, meditation is viewed as a spiritual exercise, a means of attaining a special kind of awareness that many consider to be the highest state of consciousness of which humans are capable.

  Article content continued “When considering silence as prayer many people’s first thought is of the Eastern, especially the Buddhist, tradition rather than the Christian,” writes Clark-King. Silence was built into the structure of their rules of life. Silent prayer may also be known as meditation, contemplation, centering prayer (to name a few). Forms of silent prayer are in all the major world religions. This silence is necessary for spiritual balance. For me, it is an important part of my prayer life. Book of Silent Prayer. $ Color Your Zen. $ Handbook of Positive Prayer. $ Setting a Trap for God. $ Meditation In The Silence. $ Effectual Prayer. $ How to Pray Without Talking to God: Moment by Mo $ The Universe is Calling. $ Teach Us to Pray. $   A Book of Silence Sara Maitland () At first, I found myself totally immersed in this book – the need for silence, the difficulty in finding it, searching for it, gardening, reading, walking the darker sides etc. A Book of Silence is full of very practical advice and examples of what to expect and how to prepare for extended periods of isolation/silence/5.