Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)

Leo Tolstoy is one of the greatest writers known

Tolstoy believed that a man could find ever-lasting happiness striving for self-perfection following pacifism, loving one's neighbour, and God, rather than looking outward to the Church guidance

He died only some days after he abandoned his family and wealth and taking the path of a wandering ascetic, at the age of 82.

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St Teresa of Avila

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St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

A Mystic, Reformer, and Christian Saint

What is a prayer? What is meditation?

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian spiritual quote about 4 stages of meditation to reach God

According to St Teresa the prayer and  have 4 stages and the  ascend towards  through:

  • Devout contemplation or concentration
  • The ‘prayer of quiet’ where the prevailing state is one of quietude
  • The ‘devotion of union’, an ecstatic state of a blissful peace, a conscious rapture in the love of God
  • The ‘devotion of ecstasy’ a peaceful state, in which the body consciousness disappears, sense activity ceases; and the body is literally lifted into space.
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Ouspensky

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Ouspensky (1878–1947)

A Russian Esotericist, Philosopher and Mystic

Ouspensky's quest for the miraculous resulted in the publication of a very insightful book: The Fourth Way.  He actively promoted Gurdjieff’s spiritual methods for developing consciousness.

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The Fourth Way by Ouspensky

The term The Fourth Way is now used as a general term to describe the body of ideas and teachings of Gurdjieff. The book consists of Ouspensky's lectures, and the question and answer sessions.

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