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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Yoganada

Paramahansa Yogananda spiritual quotes Friday 01 June 2012 at 8:43 pm

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Paramahansa Yogananda (1893- 1952)

An Indian Yogi and Guru

Yogananda (ananda = bliss, through  initiated many into his teachings of and Kriya Yoga.  He was one of the first great yogis to live and teach in the West.

Paramahansa Yogananda teachings about 

Yogananda teachings about spirituality could be viewed as his contribution within:

  • the science of Kriya Yoga Meditation
  • the underlying unity of all religions
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Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

An illumined teacher and a yoga master

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Aurobindo says, 'I have three madnesses:

  • I firmly believe that the accomplishments, genius, higher education and learning and wealth that  has given me are His. I have a right to spend for my own purposes only what is needed for the maintenance of the family and if otherwise absolutely essential.
  • By whatever means I must get the direct realisation of the Lord. The religion of today consists in repeating the name of God every now and then, in praying to Him in the presence of everybody and in showing people how religious one is; I do not want it. If the Divine is there, then there must be a way of experiencing His existence, of realising His presence; however hard the path, I have taken a firm resolution to follow it...
  • Whereas others regard the country as an inert object, and know it as the plains, the fields, the forests, the mountains and rivers, I look upon my country as the mother, I worship her and adore her as the mother...  I know I have the strength to uplift this fallen race; it is not physical strength, I am not going to fight with the sword or with the gun, but with the power of knowledge...  God sent me to the earth to accomplish this great mission'

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