Hello Instructors! As the title says how did saints like St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquanus achieve realization through just prayer and sacrifice? I'm not sure if they knew about Mauithuna, but I'm guessing they did since they're Saints, but I've never read or heard mentioned that they meditated. Meditation as in sitting still and emptying the mind. I just know they prayed a lot and sacrificed for others.
During their lifetime, I don't think many people knew about Eastern teachings such as yoga and meditation so how did they Realize themselves without silencing the mind? And if they did could you please explain? Also what kinds of prayers did they do to Realize themselves? Is it just thanking God and wishing others well? Thank you!