David Steindl-Rast


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in Vienna, Austria
July 12, 1926

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BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST (b. 1926) is one of the most well-known spiritual teachers in the world. Born in Austria, he came to the United States after receiving his PhD in Psychology from the University of Vienna. As a member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks, he is known for pioneering work in interfaith dialogue (especially between Christianity and Buddhism), his promotion of the spiritual practice of gratefulness, and for his efforts to revitalize contemplative prayer life in the Catholic Church. He lectures frequently, both in the United States and abroad. - Random House, Inc.

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“The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
Brother David Steindl-Rast
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“Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted. ”
David Steindl-Rast, Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day

“Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefullness, and gratefullness is a measure of our aliveness.”
Brother David Steindl-Rast, Jesus and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings



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