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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Gurdjieff

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G. I. Gurdjieff (1877–1949)

was an influential spiritual teacher

Gurdjieff taught that people live in a state of ‘waking sleep’, but that with 'The Work' it is possible to transcend to a Higher state of Consciousness

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The book is a compilation of lectures from meeting in Moscow, Berlin, London, Paris, New York  by his pupils.

 Gurdjieff inspirational quote about Being Human:

  • 'Man's possibilities are very great. You cannot even conceive a shadow of what man is capable of attaining. But nothing can be attained in sleep. In the  of a sleeping man his illusions, his 'dreams' are mixed with reality. He lives in a subjective world and he can never escape from it. And this is the reason why he can never make use of all the powers he possesses and why he lives in only a small part of himself.'

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