Being a Mystic and a Householder

Mystics of all times and all places have often had one thing in common: they have isolated themselves in some way or another from the world. Some, like Catholic cloistered orders, or Buddhist monks, depend on the community to provide them the basics. Sometimes, they do provide themselves the basics, by growing gardens or the like. But most mystics over time have lived apart in some ways or another from “regular” daily life.

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