contemplation


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an act of directing the eyes on an object

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Meanwhile, the archdeacon, who had abandoned the dumbfounded Charmolue where he stood, had approached them and halted a few paces distant, watching them without their noticing him, so deeply were they absorbed in contemplation of the purse.
The captain resumed standing in contemplation before that smiling dead man, who seemed to have burnished his last thought, to give his best friend, the man he had loved next to Raoul, a gracious welcome even beyond life.
While Werper dreamed of freedom and the unmolested enjoyment of the fortune in his stolen pouch, and Abdul Mourak lay awake in greedy contemplation of the fifty loads of gold which lay but a few days farther to the south of him, Achmet Zek gave orders to his lieutenants that they should prepare a force of fighting men and carriers to proceed to the ruins of the Englishman's DOUAR on the morrow and bring back the fabulous fortune which his renegade lieutenant had told him was buried there.
This stranger was walking up and down absorbed in the marked contemplation of the ship's fore and aft trim; but when I saw him squat on his heels in the slush at the very edge of the quay to peer at the draught of water under her counter, I said to myself, "This is the captain.
We are untouched by ambition, and what pride we have is due only to our contemplation of the work of our hands.
But while the captain was one day busied in deep contemplations of this kind, one of the most unlucky as well as unseasonable accidents happened to him.
Intertwined with this emphasis is the point that Merton uses outlets other than writing to demonstrate what contemplation is, which he describes as the "highest expression" of one's intellectual and spiritual life.
She explains to us that every human being is gifted with Buddha nature, but we are not able to accentuate it due to our distraction to our negative qualities, so she tells us how to strengthen our Buddha nature through contemplation.
IT is meant to be a time of spiritual contemplation.
Brother Martin says it is wrong to get the idea that monks are only into contemplation - he once played in a punk rock band.
Now he says: "It's wonderful that a piece of beach should become a permanent place of contemplation and reverie.
Contemplation in Action by Richard Rohr and friends (Crossroad, 2006)
A series of orthogonal walls define the chapels and their attendant courtyards, for contemplation and light.
Some establishments, notably the Filles de la Visitation, linked together the vocations of contemplation and service, "joining Martha's part with Mary's.