The Heart of Prayer (Essence of Meditation) (Paperback)

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The Heart of Prayer (Essence of Meditation) (Paperback)


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In The Heart of Prayer, Rupert Spira elaborates on the understanding that the peace and happiness we seek can be found in the knowing of our own being. Drawing on the wisdom of Being Aware of Being Aware and Being Myself, this new volume explores another essential aspect of meditation--that which is known as union with God and traditionally approached through prayer.

The belief shared by most people that we are a separate person, a tiny part of a vast world, leads us to project the idea of God beyond the world, at an infinite distance from ourselves. As this person, we enter into a devotional relationship with God, we surrender to God. When, through an understanding of our self as unlimited, intimate being, God's being, the sole reality of all that is, we see that we are not separate from God. Our longing for God is found to be God's longing for us.

This volume is comprised of guided meditations that Rupert Spira gave during meeting and retreats in 2020-22. Throughout The Heart of Prayer, Spira interlaces his contemplations with his own invocations--as well as teachings, prayers, and poetry gathered from centuries of great works and sacred texts--creating a rich experience of the unity of the perennial non-dual understanding.

From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality, beginning to meditate at the age of seventeen and studying the teachings of the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition over the next twenty years. In 1997 he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the Direct Path teachings of Atmananda Krishna Menon and to Jean Klein and the Tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. More importantly, Francis directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. Rupert lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the US.
Product Details ISBN: 9781648481482
ISBN-10: 1648481485
Publisher: Sahaja
Publication Date: July 1st, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Essence of Meditation