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The Manager and the Monk: A Discourse on Prayer, Profit, and Principles by Anselm Grun, Jochen Zeitz

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CHAPTER 11

AWARENESS

With an Introduction by Anselm Grün

The word consciousness means that I am aware of my own existence, my being. We monks see this differently from our traditional perspective: we believe that we change our being through our consciousness. From their earliest days, religious orders accepted the conviction that reading the Bible determined one’s view of things. And when we see things differently, they become different for us, too. Our consciousness, developed through contact with the Bible and through prayer and meditation, transforms the world.

Martin Buber has passed along wonderful Hasidic stories about pious rabbis who often presented their teachings in a humorous way. Rabbi Chanoch, for example, related the following story: ...

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