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pilgrim -- (with a lowercase "p")
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Franny and Zooey
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  • ...it starts out with this peasant—the pilgrim—wanting to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you should pray incessantly.
  • Then the father comes home, and apparently he loves beggars and pilgrims, too, and they all sit down to dinner.
  • It’s something called ’The Way of a Pilgrim.’
  • Anyway, so the pilgrim learns how to pray the way these very mystical persons say you should—I mean he keeps at it till he’s perfected it and everything.
  • I mean I loved the pilgrim wanting to know who all the ladies were.
  • Anyway, after that, the pilgrim stays overnight, and he and the husband sit up till late talking about this method of praying without ceasing.
  • The pilgrim tells him how to do it.
  • Well, as I said, the pilgrim—this simple peasant—started the whole pilgrimage to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you’re supposed to pray without ceasing.
  • And while they’re at dinner, the pilgrim wants to know who all the ladies are that are sitting around the table, and the husband tells him that they’re all servants but that they always sit down to eat with him and his wife because they’re sisters in Christ.
  • And—to make a long story short—after a while the little pilgrim becomes proficient with the prayer.
  • The sequel, ’The Pilgrim Continues His Way,’ is mostly a dissertation in dialogue form on the whys and wherefores of the Jesus Prayer.
  • The pilgrim, a professor, a monk, and some sort of hermit all meet and hash over things.
  • It didn’t just start with the little pilgrim’s crowd, I mean.
  • Actually, the whole prayer is ’Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a miserable sinner,’ but none of the adepts in either of the Pilgrim books put any emphasis—thank God—on the miserable-sinner part.
  • I once went to every Army & Navy store in New York looking for a nice, pilgrim-type rucksack.
  • And, of course, the Pilgrim books.
  • That little book is called ’The Pilgrim Continues His Way,’ and it’s a sequel to another little book, called ’The Way of a Pilgrim,’ which she’s also dragging around with her, and she got both books out of Seymour and Buddy’s old room, where they’ve been sitting on Seymour’s desk for as long as I can remember.
  • That little book is called ’The Pilgrim Continues His Way,’ and it’s a sequel to another little book, called ’The Way of a Pilgrim,’ which she’s also dragging around with her, and she got both books out of Seymour and Buddy’s old room, where they’ve been sitting on Seymour’s desk for as long as I can remember.
  • The part that stumps me, really stumps me, is that I can’t see why anybody—unless he was a child, or an angel, or a lucky simpleton like the pilgrim—would even want to say the prayer to a Jesus who was the least bit different from the way he looks and sounds in the New Testament.
  • "Anyway," she went on, "the starets tells the pilgrim that if you keep saying that prayer over and over again—you only have to just do it with your lips at first—then eventually what happens, the prayer becomes self-active.
  • "The first of the two little books, ’The Way of a Pilgrim,’ " he said, "has mostly to do with the adventures the little pilgrim has on the road.
  • "The first of the two little books, ’The Way of a Pilgrim,’ " he said, "has mostly to do with the adventures the little pilgrim has on the road.
  • There’d be some excuse for it if you were either a very simple person, like the pilgrim, or a very goddam desperate person—but you’re not simple, buddy, and you’re not that damned desperate.

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  • Three pilgrims were killed in the bus crash.
  • every pilgrim and stranger was welcome,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha

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