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What does Diana Eck regard as "the only" spiritual challenge that people face?
JUST BEING ALERT, AWAKE, ATTENTIVE: ATTENTION
According to Diana Eck, in the Christian story, where do people see Jesus in his most human hour?
GETHSEMENE WITH PETER, JAMES, AND JOHN
According to Diana Eck, during the times of the soul's deepest anguish, what are the arts that people need in order to be faithful?
SIMPLE ATTENTION AND WATCHFULNESS
According to Diana Eck, during meditation, returning attention to the breath is a way of learning what?
HOW SLOWLY TO STABILIZE ONE'S ATTENTION
According to Diana Eck, what is the most important of spiritual arts?
DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY FOR STABLE ATTENTION
According to Diana Eck, what have the Hindu and Buddhist traditions seen as the human problem?
HUMAN PRONENESS TO DISTRACTION AND TO SLEEP
According to Diana Eck, what is the purpose of meditation?
THE PRACTICE OF WAKEFULNESS, MINDFULNESS, THROUGH WHICH THE RAMBLING MIND IS GRADUALLY ENABLED TO PAY ATTENTION
According to Diana Eck, what is the ideal of Krishna's teaching in the Bhagavad Gita?
TO PLUNGE INTO THE WORLD OF ACTINO, BUT WITH SELFLESSNESS, STABILITY, AND SPACIOUSNESS OF MIND THAT DOES NOT SEEK ACQUISITION OR PROFIT FROM THE RESULTS OF THOSE ACTIONS
According to Diana Eck, what does the term "spirituality" seem to connote today?
REAL RELIGIOUSNESS OR RELIGION THAT REALLY MEANS SOMETHING
According to Diana Eck, when she uses the term "spirituality" what does she mean by it?
THE DISCIPLINED NURTURING OF INNER SPIRITUAL LIFE
According to Diana Eck, who launched the Vedanta Society to bring Hindu teachers to America to teach the wisdom of Vedanta?
According to Diana Eck, what is one of the most important spiritual movements today?
SERIOUS CROSSING OVER INTO THE SPIRITUAL TERRAIN OF AN EASTERN RELIGIOUS TRADITION
What five Western disciplines of prayer does Diana Eck list in her discussion of people who explore the spirituality of the East?
a. EASTERN ORTHODOX PHILOKALIA
b. THE BENEDICTINE RULE.
c. THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS
d. THE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER OF THOMAS MERTON
e. CENTERING PRAYER OF BASIL PENNINGTON
According to Diana Eck, what does hunger for God require?
THE CULTIVATION OF SILENCE
According to Diana Eck, what is The Cloud of Unknowing?
ONE OF THE GREAT MYSTICAL TEXTS OF THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
According to Diana Eck, what Western religious classic speaks of prayer as "the practice of the presence of God"?
THE WAY OF THE PILGRIM
According to Diana Eck, what is the great new spiritual fact of Western culture?
THAT MANY OF THOSE MOST SERIOUS ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SPIRIT HAVE TURNED EAST
According to Diana Eck, what is the prerequisite for spiritual insight?
THE STILL MIND
According to Diana Eck, what is the goal of the "practice" of spirituality?
TRULY TO RECOGNIZE THE PLACE WHERE WE ALREADY ARE: TO AWAKEN
According to Diana Eck, who is the author of The Still Point from 1970?
In what city and state is the Osage Monastery and Ashram located?
TULSA/SAND SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA
According to Diana Eck, how does Murray Rogers, an Anglican Priest, understand fanaticism, including Christian fanaticism?
AN APPALLING INSULT TO THE DIVINE MYSTERY LYING BEYOND AND WITHIN CREATION
According to Diana Eck, by nature, what is the life of a learner?
A LIFE OF OUTER AND INNER DIALOGUE, DIALOGUE WITH OTHERS AND WITHIN OURSELVES
TRUE / FALSE: According to Diana Eck, in 1929 or 1930, Evelyn Underhill wrote a private letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, pleading for clergy to begin addressing the intellectual issues of modern life, especially the conflict between science and religion.
TRUE / FALSE: According to Diana Eck, Thich Nhat Hanh is really a Cambodian Buddhist teacher.
TRUE / FALSE: According to Diana Eck, Yves Raguin taught that Zen method does not contradict the Christian method of prayer, since Christ never taught a method of prayer.
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