What is another word for quietism?

128 synonyms found


[ kwˈa͡ɪ͡ətɪzəm], [ kwˈa‍ɪ‍ətɪzəm], [ k_w_ˈaɪə_t_ɪ_z_ə_m]

Quietism is a philosophical doctrine that advocates for meditation and contemplation as ways of attaining spiritual enlightenment. However, there are many synonymous words used to describe this concept, including stillness, calmness, serenity, silence, and tranquility. Each of these terms refers to the state of being free from external disturbances or mental distractions. Quietism emphasizes the value of spiritual introspection and encourages followers to cultivate inner peacefulness as a form of spiritual practice. While these words may be interchangeable, they all convey the idea of peace and serenity as necessary for spiritual growth and self-reflection.

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Usage examples for Quietism

It is not from any effeminate recoil from danger, but rather from horror of the turbulence, disorder, and crimes against the sanctities of human life, involved in the strife of ambition, that Lucretius preaches the lessons of political quietism.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
This is the doctrine for which quietism was condemned.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
Molinos was the founder of an exaggerated quietism.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Quietism

  • Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
    Dorothy Thompson
  • Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
    Dorothy Thompson
  • True contemplation can only thrive when defended from two opposite exaggerations : quietism on the one hand, and spiritual fuss upon the other.
    Evelyn Underhill
  • Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.
    Thomas Mann

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