Reflection On Mysticism

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According to Concise Oxford Dictionary, “ A mystic is one who believes in spiritual apprehension of truth beyond understanding.” Mysticism is , in truth, a temper, a mood rather than a doctrine or philosophy of life. A mystic comprehends a world of divine reality behind the ordinary world of sense perception. He believes that the world which lies open before his eyes, speaks to him before his senses, to his soul. He trusts that the external world must be animated by a spirit or life of its own; the source of which may be the same as that of soul of Man. In other words, the whole universe and all its objects are animated by the 'Supreme Soul' or 'Cosmic Spirit' which is termed as 'God' by religion. This 'Supreme Soul' assumes different forms. Thus a mystic believes not only that the Nature is alive but also there is an identity of Being between Man, Nature and God. He also believes that all things in the visible world are only the manifestations of one divine life and these are transient whereas the soul which informs them is eternal. This belief leads to the fact that Man has some divine spark and is capable of knowing God through this God like part of his own nature which is usually called Soul or Spirit. William Wordsworth believes in the three fold…show more content…
When approached in 'serene and blessed mood' or the mood of mystic rapture, the poet is lost in the contemplation of Nature. The spirit pervading in Nature transformed the whole existence for him. He believed that every man could attain this vision which he so fully expressed. He described three stages of the development of his spiritual attachment with nature. Although he had mystic perceptions in his boyhood also but this love matured as he grew up. His pantheism made him feel that all we see around is alive beating with the same life that pulsates in us. This attitude made him
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