"Contemplation must not be confused with abstraction….the true contemplative is not less interested than others in normal life, not less concerned with what goes on in the world, but more interested, more concerned….The thing that distinguishes him [the contemplative] from other men…is that he has a much more spiritual grasp of what is 'real' and what is 'actual'….for a contemplative his whole life is contemplation."
The Inner Experience
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