Meditation as a way of philosophical thinking and existential being
Articles
Gintautas Mažeikis
Published 2008-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Relig.2008.2.2781
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Keywords

meditation
believe
experience
inter-passivity
constitution
ecstasy
obedience
creativity
irony

How to Cite

Mažeikis G. (2008) “Meditation as a way of philosophical thinking and existential being”, Religija ir kultūra, 5(2), pp. 51-61. doi: 10.15388/Relig.2008.2.2781.

Abstract

Possibilities of existential philosophical meditation are discussed in the article. The epistemological and existential experiences are analyzed and forms and limits of understanding are described there. The article discusses considerations of T. Sodeika about modes of understanding: praying, silence, evidence, inter-passivity, irony, obedience. The modes are compared with standpoints of Anselm of Canterbury, St. Bonaventura, R. Descartes, M. Buber, E. Husserl, M. Mamardaschvili, P. Wust, T. Merton were described in the texts or discussions of Sodeika. Big attention is paid to comparison reflective praxis and practices of world constitution, construction. For these reason the article contradistinguishes inter-passive, hearing meditation to the ecstatic, active, creative one. Sodeika’s ironic standpoint on the ecstatic meditation practices which were developed for example in the works of G. Bruno and G. Bataille are discussed here.

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