“The dark night of the soul” is a poem by mystic John of The Cross, mainly it speaks of spiritual awakening, wandering in complete darkness and pain, purifying yourself until you find yourself on the other side. 794 more words
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David’s article appeared in Vinayasadhana: Dharmaram Journal of Psycho-Spiritual Formation, v. 5, n. 1, January 2014. Here is its abstract:
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This essay outlines the journey of transformation and conversion in God as reflected in the writings of Saint John of the Cross.
Annihilation of all sweetness in God… dryness, distaste, and trial… the pure spiritual cross and the nakedness of Christ’s poverty of spirit… A genuine spirit seeks rather the distasteful in God than the delectable, leans more toward suffering than toward consolation, more toward going without everything for God than toward possession, and toward dryness and affliction than toward sweet consolation, for it knows that in this consists the following of Christ.
Saint John of the Cross
Silence is God’s first language… ~ John of the Cross
(or Rumi ?)
…everything else is a poor translation. ~ Thomas Keating
“Be careful. The moment you start talking you create a verbal universe, a universe of words, ideas, concepts and abstractions, interwoven and interdependent, most wonderfully generating, supporting and explaining each other and yet all without essence or substance, mere creations of the mind.14 more words
Abstract: Any anthropological approach to ethics that gives a central place to subjects and the positions they might occupy is obliged sooner or later to address an apparent paradox, instances of which are widespread. 241 more words