Category Archives: Hinduism

Japa, recitation

Recitation (japa) summary of a teaching given by John Dupuche at the Interfaith Ashram, Warburton, January 2015 A mantra is a word or phrase or sentence, a ‘vocable’, something that is said. The term ‘mantra’ comes from two elements, ‘man’ from manas which means ‘mind’ and the suffix … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue’, 6 May 2019, at the Gregorian University, Rome

On 6 May 2019 at the Gregorian University, Rome, I launchd the book Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue.             (Bryan Lobo SJ ed.) Documenta Missionalia 39.                   … Continue reading

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LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA, Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrālokach. 29 d’Abhinavagupta  Ayant établi que l’impureté n’existe pas, Jayaratha cite un verset qui prépare le lecteur à la question des mets prohibés. Cit.10b.1         … Continue reading

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LE VIN, Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LE VIN Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta                         L’essence du vin Cit.13b.1         « L’alcool est la suprême Śakti ; … Continue reading

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LE RITUEL KULA Versets cités par Jayaratha dans son commentaire sur Tantrāloka 29.18-23, ‘Le Sacrifice Quotidien’.

LE RITUEL KULA Versets cités par Jayaratha dans son commentaire sur Tantrāloka 29.18-23  ‘Le Sacrifice Quotidien’. Dans Tantrāloka29.18-23 Abhinavagupta décrit le rite quotidien qui présente l’essentiel du rite Kula. Il sera largement développé dans les six sacrifices. Le rite quotidien comporte … Continue reading

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Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity

  Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity Lecture given at the Australian Meditation Conference, Australian Catholic University 21 July 2108 Introduction Mindfulness develops attentiveness in every way. It breaks down the silo effect which keeps different traditions apart. This paper … Continue reading

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LES CHAKRAS ; UNE EXPLICATION CHRÉTIENNE Jean-Robert Dupuche jeandupuche@gmail.com http://www.johndupuche.com Je tiens à remercier Prof. Jean-Marie Gueullette, Directeur, Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Éthique, Lyon Catholic University, de m’avoir invité à rédiger ce texte. TABLE DES MATIERES Introduction Les six chakras Sur la source … Continue reading

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Original sin and māyā: are they the same?

Original sin and māyā: are they the same?                     This is an important question. Is sin or māyā a matter of will or knowledge, of disobedience or ignorance? Christian theology emphases … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, Report to Archbishop Little

Most Rev. T.F. Little,  Archbishop of Melbourne,  31 December 1987, Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the value … Continue reading

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My ashram in India

My ashram in India Dhauli Dhauli is famous for Aśoka’s great victory over the King of Kalinga fought near the River Daya not far from the ancient city of Sishupalghar??. It was a terrible battle in which some 200,000 men had … Continue reading

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Hinduism and Christianity: how they enlighten each other.

Hinduism and Christianity, ‘Comparative Theology’ Introduction    The method of comparative theology enables Hindus and Christians to understand their own traditions more fully, one in the light of the other. These few pages wish to raise, ever so briefly, questions … Continue reading

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Hindu-Catholic Interfaith Relations and World Peace.

Hindu-Catholic Interfaith Relations and World Peace. Rev. Dr. John Dupuche, Chair, Catholic Interfaith Committee The relationship of the Catholic Church to the vast world of Hindu thought has changed enormously in recent times. The watershed in this relationship, like in so … Continue reading

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Bathing in the Ganges, at the Great Kumbhamela

Bathing in the Ganges. It was at Devipatan, in northern India near the Nepalese border. They were a group led by Matsyendranath, a Russian yogi who lives in Sydney and who had invited me to join his group of Russian … Continue reading

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The Kaula daily ritual (nityapūjā) in the Tantrāloka, in Adesh No. 9, 2013 pp. 14-15.

Published as: “Ежедневный каулический ритуал (nityāpūja) в Тантралоке”, Адеш №9 (2013) 14-15. “The Kaula daily ritual (nityapūjā) in the  Tantrāloka,” in Adesh No. 9, 2013, pp. 14-15. by John Dupuche In chapter 29 of his great work, the Tantrāloka, Abhinavagupta describes many Kaula … Continue reading

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“‘Jesus is the Christ.’ (Acts 9.22) Can Jesus be called Shiva?”

The following article by John R. Dupuche was published in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2003.  “‘Jesus is the Christ.’ (Acts 9.22) Can Jesus be called Shiva?” in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2003.  Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is Pastor … Continue reading

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vv. 44-45 meditation on emptiness

Vijñānabhairava-tantra ślokas 44-45       meditation on emptiness at the beginning, at the end, and in the heart “He should meditate on the emptiness above at the same time as meditating on the emptiness below. By means of the energy which is … Continue reading

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Vijñānabhairava-tantra, V. 35, meditating on the the void in the central channel (suṣumnā)

Vijñānabhairava-tantra śloka 35      the void in the central channel (suṣumnā) “The central channel stands at the centre like the stem of a lotus. By meditating on this space within, the God shines forth, because of the Goddess.” मध्यनाडी मध्यसंस्था बिससूत्राभरूपया। … Continue reading

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The body: both sacred and profane: review of a book

Review of Dehejia, Vidya. The Body Adorned: dissolving boundaries between sacred and profane in India’s Art. (New York: Columbia Press, 2009), xii + 238 pp. hdbk. Vidya Dehejia holds the Barbara Stoler Miller Chair in Indian Art at Columbia University. … Continue reading

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