The Teachings of Jesus Christ

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The Original Teachings of Jesus Christ:


God-the-Father

His Evolution and Us

The Process of Creation. Multidimensionality of Space

The Holy Spirit

Sky and Heaven

Hell and Paradise

Repentance

Jesus Christ

Jesus about Himself

Spreading of Christianity

Freedom of Will

Destiny

Intellectual Development

About Alcoholism

Work or Parasitism?

People

Patriotism

What Is Man

Getting Rid of Diseases

Morals and Ethics

Love for God

Do not Steal, Do not Lie, Help Others

Love

Love and Sex

Marriage and Divorce

Nudism

Man and Woman on Spiritual Path

Minorities

Compassion

Struggle Against the Lower I

Monasticism

Meditative Work


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Chapter from the book of Dr.Vladimir Antonov
Practice of the Modern Hesychasm

What Is Hesychasm?

The term hesychasm originates from the Greek word hesychia inner quietness.

Without this inner quietness, meditation is not possible. And meditation after the stage of learning and encompassing the ethical principles of life suggested for us by God is the basis of further development of the consciousness on the spiritual Path.

It is the striving to achieve hesychia and to advance then to cognition of God that formed this direction of the Christian raja yoga known as Hesychasm.

The most important feature and the highest value of this direction consisted in the fact that Hesychasts from the very beginning accepted the correct guiding line realization of the Jesus Christs directions that one can develop love in oneself only through work with the spiritual heart.

In particular, they discovered that if one moves the concentration of the consciousness from the head into the spiritual heart, it stops the inner dialog, which prevents meditation. And at full success i.e. when the consciousness is fully placed in the spiritual heart, one all of a sudden! can understand on one's own experience what Jesus meant by speaking about the spiritual love! The life of such people changed and they could really love each other and everything around with truly Christian love: as they love themselves and even more, than themselves!

And with further development of the spiritual heart, they got the ability to fall in love with God.

God supported them in this, providing them with the possibility to experience Him as Love. It resulted at the end in Merging of the two loving in the Embrace of Love.

Seeking the ways of development of the spiritual heart, Hesychasts invented the method called Jesus prayer. Its formulas may be different: from Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have a mercy on me! to the most simple and perfect version: simply an appeal-entreaty to beloved Jesus to enter into my spiritual heart with a humble repetition of His name: Jesus! Jesus!

But in later times, very few were able to achieve positive fruits from using the Jesus prayer. Many people even believed that its secrets were lost

But this is not true: in reality, mass of believers lost the Christianity in general given that they refused the ethics preached by Christ. And this resulted in failure to form up to the last years a comprehensive and scientifically correct approach to human spiritual development. In other words, there was not that scientific-religious direction which has been created up to now and called the Methodology of Spiritual Development.

 

 



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