«All religions of this world tell us how to pray to God and how to please God with ceremonies and offerings. Who tells us how to be quiet and listen to God?»
Hermit in the Swiss Alps
Living as a hermit monk, alone in a cabin in the high mountains of the Swiss Alps. Devoted on meditation. Focused on the Absolute, on Nirvana or Moksha.
Discover the spiritual background.
The meaning of life must be defined in a way that it will support you and show a way out in possible life crises. In a critical life situation it may not be adapted but it is meant to give stability.
Does the Truth exist ? In every TV-thriller all is about the truth. The detective clears up the crime and does not give up until the bare truth is revealed. Sometimes with high effort!
Why not to inquire in the thriller of life in the same way until the Truth is revealed ?
Both, the life as hermit and the daily life with family and work can lead to the same goal.
«Keep your mind peaceful, do what has to be done and wish God. That's all.» Br. Markus
(In German – of course !)
(In German – surely !)
WB, 15.9.2014, Philipp Mooser
WB, 11.5.2018, Manuela Pfaffen
SRF1, 13 September 2018
(With cortesy Karin Moser, NZZ Format.)
«What ever you do, at the same time somebody will praise you and somebody else will criticize you. This does not lie in the person; this is how the world functions.» Br. Markus
Living as a hermit not only means to break with social life, to renounce certain things and to give up profession to lead simple life.
True hermit's life is to break with ideas and old memories, to renounce likes and dislikes, to give up success and to lead the mind to simplicity.
What one renounces is the life of a frog in his well who knows the world as fare as he can jump. While the drain of his well would lead him directly to the great ocean.
Physical and intellectual (mental) actions fulfil the day of most people. But a spiritual life is also needed; a focus on what physically and intellectually can not be experienced.
The daily prayer or the meditation are the basics of spiritual life with work and in the family. Jesus and Krishna, also Buddha have proclaimed that very clearly.
Following the example of the Tibetan monks and nuns, the Great Retreat is the most concentrated form of this focus. One will live three years and three months in total reclusion.
What does one do, when he does nothing? – Except he is just renewing the website. ;-)
Men thinks constantly on what he has done, what he wants to do and what he doesn't want.
He has likes and dislikes.
This makes him to think.
And thinking makes him to act.
If the mind only could keep quiet; then life would get quiet, too !
“God will provide” as such the Latin translation of the Vulgata, Gen 22,8
Trust in God has nothing to do with believe or hope, and never with blind trust. Trust bases on knowledge and experience. Both have to grow.
To trust God one needs a sufficiently clear understanding of God. This is, and ever was, differently taught by the representatives of the different religions. Here, a personal effort is needed and a coming off from existing structures as well to understand the true qualities of God.
«Spiritual progress is not about becoming something, it is about giving up.» Br. Markus