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Meditations, with distractions poems, 1988-98 by James J. McAuley

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Published by University of Arkansas Press in Fayetteville .
Written in English


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StatementJames J. McAuley.
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LC ClassificationsPR6025.A1612 M43 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6777312M
ISBN 101557287007
LC Control Number00011645

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Meditation, as used in the Bible, is like “chewing” on the truths in God’s Word: much like a cow chewing on its eating, a cow literally regurgitates its food. Then it chews that. The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti – Jiddu Krishnamurti Taken from his + lectures and writings, this book of daily mediations opens your soul. The meditations go beyond the mind’s interpretation of the world and ask us to see our inner self.   The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by thich nhat hanh. The Miracle of Mindfulness shows up on a lot of lists for meditation books, and for good this book, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practical suggestions and accessible anecdotes to help anyone learn to practice mindfulness. The meditations are interrupted by several “distractions,” hence the book’s title. Forming a more casual sequence of sorts, from a longish work in progress, are the poems from “Hospital,” a mythic institution we all have to visit some time or other, where comedy and tragedy are also frequent visitors.

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