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A Mind at Peace: Spiritual Disciples of John Cassian and the Desert Fathers Paperback – 23 Apr 1999

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Books (23 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745942296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745942292
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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A book of deep quality.... So good in fact that I keep reading the fist couple of chapters and I have not been able to get all the way through it yet as I keep needing to reflect and learn and put into practice the first chapters before I feel the need to move on.
If you want to open up and start being honest with yourself, then this is a good place to start as a Christian as the yearning you may feel still could be helped by reading this. Margaret Funk leads us into reflecting and confronting in peace the way we do or do not live really connected with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is easier to be busy and just get in with stuff but are we really being honest and true or is this activity of bring "involved" and organising really just our chosen barrier as its scary thinking that God actually does want us to know him better and deeper... We maybe do not really accept mercy and grace.... Is it easier to see these applying to others and for us to enjoy seeing theme evening and accepting this greatest of mysteries whilst we carry on..... I know what kind of relationship I want for my children and I see hunts of what God therefore would want for me... Nothing to do with busy, or money, or jobs really yet that is where so much energy and time is focused... I long for them to know God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit deeper than I could ever imagine for me.... The gift of peace. I do not even long for their happiness even though this is good if they do not first have union with God. Wow.... That took me down a different path ... Thank you for this book. Our thoughts are so impressive and often coming pouring out .... This book helps to decide to choose what to do with them.... To keep them or yo let them fall away....
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This is a small book, easy to read but rich in wisdom, and although it's coming from an early Christian perspective, I would say it's useful and relevant for Buddhists too. Drawing on the 'Thoughts' of Evagrius, which later evolved into the 'seven deadly sins', Funk devotes a chapter to each 'thought' e.g. anger, pride, etc. For anyone who feels an aversion for Christianity I would assure you that this isn't a tedious judgemental Christian book on sin, but more a psychological book based on the earliest Christian monastic teaching. I took this book on a week's (Buddhist) silent meditation retreat and found that despite being short it lasted me the entire week, because it's so thought-provoking. For Christians, perhaps unintentionally, it makes clear that the modern Church's everyday teaching on sin is inadequate compared to the far more profound understanding held by the 'Desert Fathers' of Christianity's earliest centuries. For Buddhists, there are a lot of parallels with Buddhist teaching here because it's essentially a Christian version of describing the mind-states that afflict us all. This isn't intended as a retreat book as far as I know. However, based on my own experience, I would say that for anyone thinking of going on retreat and wanting to take a physically small book which will nevertheless provide rich food for thought, this is one to consider.
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This as other reviewers have said is very good and helps us to reflect on our thoughts with the help of St John Cassian's and other Desert Fathers teachings. It seems to be out of print under this title, but is in print under the title Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life.
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very thoughtful book the desert monks had a lot to teach us,deepened my faith greatly
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