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Anthony de Mello Until his sudden death on June 2, 1987, Fr. Tony de Mello was the director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling near Poona, India. Author of five best selling books, renowned worldwide for his workshops, retreats, and prayer courses, he aimed simply to teach people HOW TO PRAY, how to WAKE UP AND LIVE.
Most people, he maintained, are asleep. They need to wake up, open up their eyes, see what is real, both inside and outside of themselves. The greatest human gift is to be aware, to be in touch with oneself, one's body, mind, feelings, thoughts, sensations.
"Awakening" by Anthony de Mello
And how is one to look at Creation another questioner asked. The Master explained, a peasant sets out to find beauty in the sunset, But all he finds is sun and cloud and sky and earth's horizon till he understands that beauty is not a thing but a special way of looking. You will seek for God in vain till you understand that God can't be seen as "thing"; God needs a special way of looking, similar to that of little children whose sight is undistorted by prefabricated doctrines and beliefs."