what is it about mystics?

Discussion in 'Comparative Studies' started by bananabrain, May 17, 2005.

  1. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    I guess a big problem with a lot of modern mysticism is that it is essentially self-referential, and lacks any kind of overall tradition to ensure a holistic approach.
     
  2. Ciel

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    In general it is the path of a mystics journey to have an awareness of all traditions and an understanding of their original source. While the path of tradition most often seeks none other than its own. Holistic is to encompass all.
     
  3. ISFP

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    it's funny, but i see many books in the "spirituality" section of bookstores that try to explain or break down broad mystical ideas such as "living in the moment" or "getting rid of distinctions".

    one can't just buy mystical insight for $24.99 in softcover format. these books may point the way, but it's up to the individual to do their own soul-searching, struggle through doubt, and touch something of that truth for themselves. besides, the books are always way over priced.
     

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