Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

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Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby lojong1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:39 am

A note in the English version of Philokalia (p.32 of 'Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart') states that the russian contains only an "abreviated paraphrase because the original [Greek] instruction applies to a method of breathing which is now expounded differently."

Anyone have a copy or translation of the full Greek instructions?

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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby dyanaprajna2011 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:58 am

Being formerly Eastern Orthodox myself, I felt the need to answer. However, I don't have any knowledge of their being instructions for breathing exercises in either the Greek or Russian versions of the Philokalia. The practice of the Jesus Prayer didn't require, to the best of my knowledge, any specific breathing techniques.
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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:22 am

Look under Techniques in this Wiki article, but remember a spiritual guide is recommended.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Prayer#Practice
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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby Grigoris » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:41 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby Grigoris » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:54 pm

PS Why are you looking for this information on New Age Gnostic and Buddhist sites? Why not ask at a Christian Orthodox site?
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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby MattyNottwo » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:25 pm

There is a book called "The Way of The Pilgrim" that is completely focused on this prayer. It is a really good book by an unknown author and his search to "pray unceasingly." Shambhala publications put out a good edition.

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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

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Re: Breathing meditation in Greek Philokalia

Postby lojong1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:08 pm

found an EO church near my home, yay

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