Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Knowledge, Wisdom and Contemplation (2 vols)

Author: Stephen M. Metzger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004342477

Category: History

Page: 760

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In Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Knowledge, Wisdom and Contemplation, Stephen M. Metzger presents for the first time a comprehensive account of the life, works and theory of knowledge of the thirteenth-century theologian Gerard of Abbeville.
Books of Contemplation, The

Author: Mark Verman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438422886

Category: History

Page: 286

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The earliest medieval Jewish mystical writings, or kabbalah, date from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. This is the first book to focus on the most prodigious group active at that time—the ‘Circle of Contemplation’. The ‘Circle of Contemplation’ generated a mystical theology that differs radically from mainstream kabbalistic theosophy. Two of this group’s penetrating speculations on God and the origins of the universe are The Book of Contemplation and The Fountain of Wisdom. A meticulous and systematic study of these writings forms the core of this book.

Author: Harvey P. Alper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887065996

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This book explicates the origin, nature, function, and significance of mantras within the bounds of the Hindu tradition. It explores the use of mantras in the Vedic age, in Saivism and Vaisnavism, in Tantra, and in Ayurvedic medicine.

Author: Swami Chinmayananda

Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

ISBN: 9788175975750



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How does one control and quieten the mind? How does one relieve the mind from tension and stress and take it to a state of joy and peace? How do we break free from our sense of limitaion and fear? In the 'Art of Contemplation', Swami Chinmayananda answers all these questions and gives six simple exercises which, if practised regularly, would enable us to control, quieten and free the mind. Swamiji shows how the body must first be quietened, then how to start chanting the mantra, what the various methods of chanting are, how to witness the body and the mind, how to get rid of negative emotions, and finally, how to reach the state of completeness - the absolute peace and happiness.