ANTHONY DE MELLO SADHANA PDF

Start your review of Sadhana Write a review Shelves: thinkers-i-adore , spirituality A Christian might see the word "sadhana" and back off and whisper, "Goodness gracious, what do I have to do with this Hindu stuff? Well, prayer is "getting into" God and letting Him get into us but first we have to shush. Look at them A Christian might see the word "sadhana" and back off and whisper, "Goodness gracious, what do I have to do with this Hindu stuff? Look at them in the mall and in grocery stores.

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Start your review of Sadhana Write a review Shelves: thinkers-i-adore , spirituality A Christian might see the word "sadhana" and back off and whisper, "Goodness gracious, what do I have to do with this Hindu stuff? Well, prayer is "getting into" God and letting Him get into us but first we have to shush. Look at them A Christian might see the word "sadhana" and back off and whisper, "Goodness gracious, what do I have to do with this Hindu stuff?

Look at them in the mall and in grocery stores. Everybody is wired and is not aware that you even exist. This book is here to tell you that in order to enjoy God the first step is to experience silence. Silence here is not to close your mouth and not say anything but rather it is let everything in us actually calm down, thus applying what we have always been singing, "Be still, my soul.

How do I become still? Well, this is exercise 1. And to be aware of people in the mall and not walk like a drugged person, this is the first part of the book. You read this and soak it in and ask yourself how you can actually incorporate this into your life, minute by minute. He also talks about God in the breath and the touch of God and the sweet taste of Him. Thank you, Lord, I take you in and I receive You in my life today. Please come and reign. You are my King. If you go to google search and type "sadhana a way to god pdf" you will be able to download a pdf free copy of audiospiritual.

I have the paper copy and they identically match. I am not sure I can recommend this book for Christians. I have come back to my Christian faith two years ago after leaving it in my early 20s, having grown up Catholic. Since , I have meditated: first, Vipassana and then I had an experience at a retreat which led me back to Christianity, where I have practiced contemplative prayer ever since.

Both vipassana and contemplative prayer are similar, but they also have important differences. In Sadhana, Anthony writes about "emptiness" and "darkness" as good things to achieve, and he recommends to "empty the mind of all content".

Never a trance, always more of being in the present moment, watching thoughts. Some of his awareness exercises are definitely helpful, but not his language. And I would worry people would not learn the wonderful benefits of abiding with Christ, but would simply find some "peacefulness", as the author promotes, if doing his exercises.

While peacefulness is wonderful, without God it is not. His works, which almost always take the form of brief stories, contain some valid elements of oriental wisdom.

These can be helpful in achieving self-mastery, in breaking the bonds and feelings that keep us from being free, and in approaching with serenity the various vicissitudes of life. Especially in his early writings, Father de Mello, while revealing the influence of Buddhist and Taoist spiritual currents, remained within the lines of Christian spirituality.

In these books, he treats the different kinds of prayer: petition, intercession and praise, as well as contemplation of the mysteries of the life of Christ, etc.

But already in certain passages in these early works and to a greater degree in his later publications, one notices a progressive distancing from the essential contents of the Christian faith. In place of the revelation which has come in the person of Jesus Christ, he substitutes an intuition of God without form or image, to the point of speaking of God as a pure void.

To see God it is enough to look directly at the world. Nothing can be said about God; the only knowing is unknowing. To pose the question of his existence is already nonsense.

This radical apophaticism leads even to a denial that the Bible contains valid statements about God. The words of Scripture are indications which serve only to lead a person to silence. In other passages, the judgment on sacred religious texts, not excluding the Bible, becomes even more severe: they are said to prevent people from following their own common sense and cause them to become obtuse and cruel. Religions, including Christianity, are one of the major obstacles to the discovery of truth.

This truth, however, is never defined by the author in its precise contents. Father de Mello demonstrates an appreciation for Jesus, of whom he declares himself to be a "disciple. The only difference from other men is that Jesus is "awake" and fully free, while others are not. Jesus is not recognized as the Son of God, but simply as the one who teaches us that all people are children of God. At one point, he speaks of a "dissolving" into the impersonal God, as salt dissolves in water.

On various occasions, the question of destiny after death is declared to be irrelevant; only the present life should be of interest. With respect to this life, since evil is simply ignorance, there are no objective rules of morality. Good and evil are simply mental evaluations imposed upon reality. The Church, making the word of God in Holy Scripture into an idol, has ended up banishing God from the temple. She has consequently lost the authority to teach in the name of Christ.

With the present Notification, in order to protect the good of the Christian faithful, this Congregation declares that the above-mentioned positions are incompatible with the Catholic faith and can cause grave harm.

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Shakora Spiritual writings and teachings Ignatian spirituality. He died suddenly in The author, Anthony de Mello, S. Everyone qnthony this very bad luck. Never a trance, always more of being in the present moment, watching thoughts. This allows for a greater sense of awareness amid silence, and disposes the one who prays to untold riches, spiritual fulfillment, and ultimately, a mystical experience of God-centeredness. Dec 21, Emlyn Lewis rated it it was amazing.

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