[BOOKS] ✮ Awareness By Anthony de Mello – Ormskirkremovals.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Awareness

  1. says:

    This is one of the personally challenging books I ve ever read It made me think hard I wanted to sit down and argue with this guy I didn t like how it was written I didn t like what he said about people and selfishness and being and love, but I can t stop thinking about it The time passes, the I think thiss asshole is on to something The Pope must have thoght so too, since he EXCOMMUNICATED HIM FOR WRITING IT.


  2. says:

    You guys are such idiots Just look at you all Fretting about, worrying, stressing about everything But hey, I have the key to take all of your stresses away Yes, I do Look closely in my eyes, though, because before you have the chance to ask me what that key is, and why I m not explaining it properly to you, I m going to slam a little cute story in your face that is going to distract you from the fact that I have actually just told you nothing at all Voil Boom It s magic I m giving this trickster s book 2 stars and not only 1 because there are some snippets, here and there, of interesting, good stuff mainly the quotations from the Fathers of the Church The vast majority of the book s 184 pages, however, are filled with vague, KahlilGibrany, NewAgey, PauloCoelhoey banalities and platitudes De Mello sometimes hits at some profound spiritual concepts, sourcing from induism, buddhism and christianity, but it s all done in a very simplistic, conversational and superficial way Mostly, he keeps blurting out empty slogans like a Jesuit Tony Robbins Wake up He will write sentences like One of the signs that you ve awakened is that The horror, the horror His main missteps are his over rationalization of life and his posing as the wise guru Here is a perfect example When my own mother got cancer, my sister said to me Tony, why did God allow this to happen to Mother I said to her My dear, last year over a million people starved in China because of the drought, and you never raised a question He s probably lucky his sister didn t have a knife in her hand in that moment Anyway, I bet he was an extremely charismatic individual to be in the same room with But this book is wishy washy, bland tripe.


  3. says:

    I picked up this book at a monastery in Northern California about 10 years ago and have kept it close ever since.De Mello, espousing no religious agenda, contends we ve been brainwashed as to our typical ideas of love and happiness This untypical priest his writings were denounced by the Pope says our attachments, illusions, conditioning and general unawareness keep us anxiety ridden Maybe the Pope didn t like de Mello s appreciation of the prostitute scene in Fellini s 8 1 2 The author says, If we really dropped illusions, we would be alert The consequence of not doing this is terrifying and unescapable We lose our capacity to love If you wish to love, you must learn to see again.How can you love someone whom you do not even see Do you really see someone you re attached to And once we have the awareness he asks, Can you imagine the relief when you don t have to impress anybody any Oh, what a relief Happiness at last You no longer feel the need or the compulsion to explain things any Read this book and feel free.


  4. says:

    My favorite spiritual book Anthony de Mello helped me to understand, I m an ass, you re an ass He tells us we re all sleeping, and he clobbers us over the head with a wake up call.


  5. says:

    Awareness, Anthony de Mello s most popular book, is a beautiful bridge between Western and Eastern spiritual thought de Mello was a Roman Catholic priest who grew up in India, and his intimate familiarity with both traditions combined with a deep understanding of world mysticism provide seekers of a Western background i.e., Christian a thought provoking introduction to Eastern spiritual thought After his death in 1987, de Mello was censured by the Vatican s Defeneders of the Faith headed at that time by Joseph Ratzinger, the current Pope Consequently, his books are not allowed to be sold in official Roman Catholic bookstores All the reason to read them


  6. says:

    How to write a best selling spiritual self improvement book Challenge peoples thoughts Destroy their beliefs, no matter what they are Tell them how miserably they are leading their lives, what scoundrels and idiots they have been Yes, people love to hear that Probably, that s the reason they have taken up that book course A perfectly happy person would seldom pick up a spiritually enlightening book Ask them tough questions What is happiness Who is I What is life s goal You don t have to offer any intellectual answer Just ask the questions and say nay to the fragmented answers Now, tell them the things they already know, in a suave manner, with lots of funny anecdotes that they can relate to or laugh about Quote some philosophers gurus of the past Know Thyself , Desire not, Suffer not If you can fuse the ideas of different cultures belief systems, you become a rock star And finally conclude with something like, Live in the present Don t think about the past , Transform yourself if you want to see a change in the world , Be aware of your surroundings , and you will see people nodding around That gives the hope to people who still believe that there is much to life than the wretched mechanical life they are clinging on to P.S If you have already read J Krishnamurthy or Osho s books, you can safely avoid this book And if you haven t read those books, then read those first.


  7. says:

    I have read this one 5 times now How obvious it is that we don t want to wake up We don t want to admit, or give up our attachments I have tried to focus on his teachings for years now, and denounce my attachments but I always end up back in square one I fall into the same patterns and expectations How did he do this Better, how do I do this My biggest concern with this book is that he wants us to give up attachments like our family for example He claims that once you no longer need them, they lose the power over you and you will truly love them How are you to form close relationships with family and loved ones if you don t participate in the human connection What is love then really if you don t experience the feeling of withering inside when let s say you end a long relationship How do you rewire your brain to simply not get attached to any person or thing I understand this theory in regards to detaching oneself from material objects better than I do the detachment from people.


  8. says:

    I hated almost every minute of this book but had to read it for a class de Mello combines Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and New Age worldviews mixed with a dose of radical individualism to create a spirituality devoid of any significant beliefs except for the fact that we don t need other people if we are aware of ourselves.Throughout the book there were sentences and sometimes paragraphs that I thought were insightful But I continually found myself wishing that I was finished with this book FINALLY, I am Don t waste your time.


  9. says:

    Book that tought me that I am not my emotions, and to wake up, which I haven t really done, because I have too many snooze buttons.


  10. says:

    Considering the length of Awareness 184 pages , it s taken me a long time to read what I have of it As a matter of fact, I haven t quite finished it, but it s due at the library and I m taking it back It s taken a long time to read, partly because the book is a collection of meditations and, of course, the whole point is to take time to reflect on them In addition, though, I have to say that, like a dictionary, it offers very little in the way of plot There s just one message in each of its little commentaries and vignettes letting go It s a pretty important lesson probably one we need to master at some time or another, for the sake of sanity so I suppose it bears repeating Up to a point.The trouble is that Anthony de Mello, S.J., was clearly a personality one of those rare individuals who exudes energy and charisma and what we used to call in the 60 s good vibes He was a popular leader of retreats and conferences, where he communicated his ideas to people through the spoken word, not the written word He died fairly young and very suddenly, before he had a chance to compile and edit his own writings Consequently, it seems that those who loved and worked with him have gathered every scrap of wisdom, every utterance he left behind, and captured them for posterity The result, in this book, is a patchwork quilt of loosely stitched anecdotes, parables, and exhortations.I was eager to read something by de Mello because I ve heard him described as a philosopher One of my all time favorite authors, Teillard de Chardin, was a Jesuit philosopher, so I rather hoped to find penetrating analysis and eloquent language such as I remember from his writings But if Teillard s prose had the rich intricacy of, say, Handel s water music, then the writing of de Mello is the lone, sweet melody of a Pied Piper.If you happen to be interested in de Mello, his brother s Web site offers many insights into the nature of the man and his life.


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