Practical Mysticism in the view of Pearl S Buck

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From the dawn, mysticism refers to an intrinsic propensity of the human spirit that looks to rise above explanation and to achieve an immediate encounter of God, and accepts that is feasible for human spirit to be joined with extreme reality when God stops to be an article and turns into an encounter. Mysticism for a variety of   religious experiences and holds that there is an unseen non-empirical reality which is just as important in people's lives as concrete, observable reality and experience. At different occasions it is confined to higher types of the experience of God found in the holy people. Mysticism is thus part of every human’s life. Whereas, practical mysticism implies that this unseen reality results in concrete experience and a particular kind of knowing which is just as influential on people's actions and behaviour as observable reality. In this work, we propose that `practical mysticism', has particular relevance to debates relating to the role of religion and spirituality in social work education and practice. Critically, reasonable supernatural quality has the impact of inducing a reconsidering of the association between otherworldliness, religion and subsequently the applied qualities innate in everyday government assistance work practice. In this paper, we see the consideration of practical mysticism to be a fruitful way of embracing religious discourses relevant to social work, including their link with social work ethics and practice. We represent the difference between practical mysticism and practices by mystics, evolution of practical mysticism and its followers. Finally, we relate the practical mysticism in “pavilion of women” by Pearl S Buck.

Keywords: Practical Mysticism, Mysticism, Mystics, Christianity and Spiritual

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