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Obstacles to Stillness : Thoughts, Hindrances, and Self-Surrender in Evagrius and the Buddha

Title
Obstacles to Stillness : Thoughts, Hindrances, and Self-Surrender in Evagrius and the Buddha / Shodhin K. Geiman.
ISBN
9781506481272
Publication
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2023]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
Copyright Notice Date
©[2023]
Physical Description
1 online resource (224 pages).
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Summary
"This book compares the "obstacles" to prayer discussed by the 4th-century monk Evagrius of Pontus with similar "hindrances" found in the scriptures of Buddhist tradition. Offering a fresh approach to Buddhist-Christian dialogue, Geiman focuses on the difficulties faced, and tools used, by both communities in their forms of contemplative practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2023.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 20, 2023
Contents
Introduction
Part I. The Renunciant Horizon: 1. The Practical Life
2. The Holy Life
Part II. Confronting the Obstacles: 3. The Varied Allures of Sensory Desire
4. The Sheer Madness of Anger and Ill-Will
5. The Querulous Spirit of Sadness
6. The Maelstrom of Perfection: Restlessness-Remorse
7. Facing the Prospect of Emptiness: Acedia and Sloth-Torpor
8. Indecision, the Wasteland
9. Delusions of Spiritual Success: Vainglory and Pride
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.
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