Stylites were oriental monks who used to spend their lives on a column, while meditating and contemplating God and the beauty of existence.
Unlike their occidental counterpart, and many other trends of wisemen ever existed, heremits belonging to this school of thought would not go to share their superior knowledge and awareness with other human beings. They would just spend their whole lives acquiring a superior level of “presence” until they died.
Nowadays, we have no idea of what stylites had found out in their life-long reflection.
All that is left to us is a blurred picture of these monks, contemplating the emptiness together with nothing else than their long and hairy wisdom.