Tag Archives: Al-Ghazali

Mystical Experience: The Divine Presence 2/3

Divine Presence So a man must be penetrated with the divine presence, and be shaped through and through with the shape of the God he loves, and be present in him, so that God’s presence may shine out to him … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: The Scholars’ Perspective 1/3

Mystical Experience: Psychological and Philosophical Context The term ‘mysticism,’ comes from the Greek μυω, meaning “to conceal.” In the Hellenistic world, ‘mystical’ referred to “secret” religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to “hidden” allegorical interpretations of … Continue reading

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Fasting, Discipline & Self-control: Willpower over Habits (1/2)

Fasting, Discipline & Willpower The regular fast, becoming a weekday exercise all year, is for me less an effort than a very agreeable way of life. I practice it with pleasure so appreciating its advantages that I regret its interruptions. [Adalbert de … Continue reading

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