TITLE

Words and the Mind: Thoughts on an Ancient and a Contemporary Technique of Meditation

AUTHOR(S)
Nagler, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Religion East & West;Jun2003, Issue 3, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Michael Nagler finds close parallels between the descriptions of prayer in the writings of the seventh-century Christian monastic Isaac of Syria and the teachings on meditation given by the modern master Sri Eknath Easwaran. Both were adepts in the recitation of sacred text as a spiritual practice; as Professor Nagler says, both taught how to use words "as a tool of concentration--the jumping-off place for absorption into the abyss of meditation."
ACCESSION #
19520632

 

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