Ibrahim ♥ said: A Christian might see the word sadhana and back off and that Is by Amelia Bert The Complete Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch . I love Anthony de Mello’s challenges, the way he thrusts ideas in your face. Sadhana: A Way to God: Christian Exercises in Eastern Form. Price: $ Author: Anthony de Mello, S.J.. Binding: Paper. Publication Date: Pages. Here is the re-issuing of a practical resource by Jesuit spiritual director and retreat leader Anthony de Mello (). As Thomas Moore points out in.

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To pose the question of his existence anthojy already nonsense. 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.

Sadhana by Anthony de Mello

I have come back to my Christian faith two years ago after leaving it in my early 20s, having grown up Catholic.

As a matter of fact he tells you to junk it when you’ve reached that point of inner silence where God dwells. But in contemplative prayer, and from my limited experience, a Christian doesn’t empty the mind or find “emptiness” but the mind becomes full, with a lightness and a “suchness”. Sadnana that what it is to experience God and be aware of His presence as we cut up the onion and eat our oatmeal?

Would like to re-read this meklo and this time, I will digest its content slowly. Aug 21, Sharon rated it it was amazing. I have the paper copy and aadhana identically match.

May 10, Nate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again later. Dde offers the reader a place to integrate and come to synthesis an easy step by step process to journey, and widen one’s depth in the spiritual pract A way for the Christian seeker to practice and affirm a personal spiritual meditation. About Sadhana Christian Exercises in Eastern Form Truly a one-of-a-kind, how-to-do-it book, this small volume responds to a very real hunger for self-awareness and holistic anrhony.


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. The final section of the book contains exercises that include religiou I love Anthony de Mello’s challenges, the way he thrusts ideas in your face and tells you to take it or leave it. Nothing can be said about God; the only knowing is unknowing.

Sadhana: A Way to God: Christian Exercises in Eastern Form

I started a slightly ‘better’ meditation after reading this. 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?

This truth, however, is never defined by the author in its zadhana contents. Also by Anthony De Mello. He offers the reader a place to integrate and come to synthesis an easy step by step process to journey, and widen one’s depth in the spiritual practice.

Pierre rated it liked it Dec 06, It is a series of ds that helped me get in touch with what’s really important in my life.

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The essential key, ds notes, is to journey beyond mere thought-forms and discover satisfying new depths in prayer from the heart.

Aug 31, Pages Buy. Many helpful exercises from different traditions focusing on ways of connecting to one’s own interior and awareness of God. This radical apophaticism leads even to a denial that the Bible contains valid statements about God.

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Sadhana, a way to God : Christian exercises in Eastern form

Anthony de Mello offers here an unparalleled approach to inner peace that brings the whole person to prayer — body and soul, heart and mind, memory and imagination. See all books by Anthony De Mello. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Vivek Damodar Ranjan rated it it was amazing Oct 22, He also talks about God gld the breath and the touch of God and the sweet taste of Him.

Preview — Sadhana by Anthony de Mello. Sep 01, Pages. And to be aware of people in the mall and not walk like a drugged person, this is the first part of the book. We are experiencing technical difficulties. From the Trade Paperback edition.

To ask other readers questions about Sadhanaplease sign up. This is not a sit down and read kinda book. Sadhana is a step by step introduction to silence.

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While peacefulness is wonderful, without God it is not. His works are readily available and additional writings were published after his death. In these books, he treats the different kinds of prayer: Apr 18, Sori: She has consequently lost the authority to teach in the name of Christ. I had however, taken down notes as I read along and when I referred to them recently, they made sense. Both vipassana and contemplative prayer are similar, but they also have important differences.

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