Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual Director’

Gnostikos—The Text

The full title of Evagrius’ Gnostikos is The Gnostic: To the One Made Worthy of Gnosis. In this context, a “Gnostikos” is a form of exegete and teacher who empowers others on the contemplative path to add as one of their resources for inner-growth and development pertinent scriptural passages. In a comparative context, for example, a Gnostikos within Unborn Mind Lankavatarian Zen  searches Buddhist sutras and other pertinent texts for sharing Buddhagnosis. The intent for both paths is Read more [...]

Preparation for the Ascent

Contemplating Mind (Han-shan Te-Ch’ing (1546-1623) Look upon the body as unreal, An image in a mirror, Or the reflection of the moon in water. Contemplate the mind as formless, Yet bright and pure. Not a single thought arising, Empty, yet perceptive, Still, yet illuminating, Complete like the Great Emptiness, Containing all that is wonderful. Neither going out nor coming in, Without appearances or characteristics, Countless skillful means Arise out of one mind. Read more [...]
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