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Hesychasm - Christian Mysticism - Contemplative Prayer

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posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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This is the first time I have ever come across this and I am going to give it a try. Figure I would share with those of you who are still....

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Hesychasm is a mystical tradition of contemplative prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Based on Christ's injunction in the Gospel of Matthew that "when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray",[1] hesychasm in tradition has been the process of retiring inward by ceasing to register the senses, in order to achieve an experiential knowledge of God (see theoria).




"the quest for such union through the Jesus Prayer", the earliest reference to which is in Diadochos of Photiki (c. 450);


Jesus Prayer



Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.[1]


Well.. feel free to join me if you would like. As an experienced meditator I am interested in trying this.




posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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If you are successful, you will gain so much!

The core mechanisms of this meditation are taught by many of the Eastern religions and esoteric traditions.

Meditating beyond sensory perceptions, thoughts, emotions, time, and space, opens many beautiful gateways. The work is in overcoming physicality, the mind, and finally; the abyss/labyrinth.

May all be successful with their endeavors!



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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I like to say the rosary and I'm not a catholic. Some how I feel a close connection to the Virgin of Guadalupe.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I'm not a Hindu or Bhuddist yet I chant and practice mindfulness.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: olaru12

I'm not a Hindu or Bhuddist yet I chant and practice mindfulness.


I chant Nam Myho Renge Kyo at times. A Roshe once told me that I was a Buddist but I'm not sure why.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I stick to mostly, Om Mani Pedme Hum and Sacral seed chakra chants.



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 02:56 AM
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Praying to G Zizzle. But no one ever called him that but Romans.

Why don't you call him what his mother or God called him? Any one who can be asked this question should immediately abandon [anti]Christianity



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 08:44 AM
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I have a friend that follows a more or less Christian church that promotes "contemplative prayer."

I see some confusion here in this thread. All meditation/prayer seeks something beyond our regular existence. But the true essence of meditation is the joining with "All That Is," the "At One" state. You can get there by gazing at your belly button. But my friend uses religious aspects to gain his best meditative state. Doing so, he seems to get lost in a empty state of unawareness with religious overtones. He cannot understand that there is an At One state beyond ANY religion.

Certainly, various religious practices (as has been mentioned in replies)can aid in achieving a deep meditative state but the ultimate state is beyond religion, completely without any religious entanglements. You can call it a religious feeling when there and refer to it as such in trying (impossibly) to describe it, but it is a far place from religion even if it is the prime reason why religions have flourished as attempts to attain that promised state. In other words, you don't need a religious practice to attain that natural, hidden bliss.



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