Category Archives: Interreligious dialogue

1958-2003, “A Long Journey”

“A Long Journey”,  It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, California, Italy, Egypt, India,

Most Rev. T.F. Little, Archbishop of Melbourne, Diocesan Centre, EAST MELBOURNE Longwood, 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 … Continue reading

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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 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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The Qur’an: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an In preparation for the discussion, we were provided with excerpts from the chapter ‘Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ’ in Abdullah Saeed, Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-first-century, a contextualist approach, … Continue reading

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The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an

The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an Part A The phrase “Word(s) of God” (Kalam Ullah) occurs in the following verses: Praenotanda ‘Word’ The root QAL can mean just ‘words’ or ‘God’s words’ or ‘Word’ of God. (Kalam Ullah) It can be … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular Letter, 8 January 2005

Dear Friends, This is a circular letter. Rather than remaining silent at this time of the year I wanted to wish you every happiness and success in 2005. I also wanted to share with you just some of the things … Continue reading

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Reincarnation and redemption

Karma, reincarnation and redemption                   According to Hindu belief, the individual person who has acted under illusion and to that extent has performed acts that are unenlightened must bear the consequences. These consequences – karma – must be resolved eventually, if … 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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“I am” – “I am this”

“I am” and “I am this” A.     The teaching of Kashmir Shaivism. Kashmir Shaivism distinguishes between “I am” (aham), which is the unlimited divine consciousness and ahamkāra, which is the consciousness of the individual who is limited in time … Continue reading

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Bali Bombing, re homily at St Patrick’s

“A NATION PAUSES TO SHARE ITS GRIEF.” “The Age,” Monday, October 21, 2002, p. 1, by Steve Waldron, Garry Barker, Melissa Fyfe  “All day long they came, in twos and threes and larger groups, until they numbered in their hundreds. Drawn by a … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and inter-spirituality

Mindfulness and inter-spirituality              by John Dupuche Mindfulness contains at least two elements: a concept for directing the intention, and experience. It is a valid spiritual practice. Rejection of other traditions? Jon Kabat-Zin dissociates Mindfulness from … Continue reading

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Index to Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic,

Index to         Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic, 1995 HOLY SPIRIT – FAITH, PROPHET INCARNATION Preparation Purposes of God                    – Prolegomena                         – Causes of the incarnation    – Realisation Incarnation                            – Role of Mary                         – Mother of God a … Continue reading

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Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic

C, Mary, Mother of God a                           Mother of the Church As for Mary, she treasured all things things and pondered them in her heart.     Luke 2.19 Spirit! You brooded over the deep                                     and the world … Continue reading

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Index: Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic

Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic 1993/1994 INCARNATION Preparation The purposes of God B, Advent 1                            Jesus returns B, Advent 1                            Jesus is Lord Prolegomena of the Incarnation B, Advent 2                            Christ and the Angels B, Advent 2                            Jesus the … 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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Empowerment in Christianity and Kashmir Shaivism: the interplay of Spirit and kuṇḍalinī

Empowerment in Christianity and Kashmir Shaivism: the interplay of Spirit and kuṇḍalinī Rev. Dr. John Dupuche: MCD University of Divinity; Australian Catholic University; Catholic Interfaith Committee (chair)     jeandupuche@gmail.com      www.johndupuche.com Abstract The role of the Spirit in the Christian tradition is at once powerful, … Continue reading

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Review of Paul Lambert : Faith, celebrations and festivals, published by the Sathya Sai Organization of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Review of Paul Lambert : Faith, celebrations and festivals, published by the Sathya Sai Organization of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Do you want to know why your Muslim workmate is fasting for a whole month or why the Hindu … Continue reading

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Muslims and Christians praying together?

Some reflections on Muslims and Christians meditating and praying together.                         John R Dupuche, 2014 The most basic point is the meaning of the word ‘God”. In the Gospel of St … Continue reading

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What is Buddhism? Who is the Buddha? What do Buddhists believe?

This article first appeared in Kairos in 2007 What is Buddhism? Who is the Buddha? What do Buddhists believe? With the Dalai Lama’s visit to Australia these questions might be going through our minds. The life of the Buddha (c. … Continue reading

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Milestones and Signposts in Interfaith Relations: the View from Christianity

Milestones and Signposts in Interfaith Relations: the View from Christianity  I would like to approach this theme by looking at two outstanding figures, Francis of Assisi and Pope John XXIII. I will say a few words about their lives and … Continue reading

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Qur’anic verses on punishment

 A study of Qur’anic verses on punishment God warns the people against the possibility of punishment. Surah Ta Ha (20), 134 If We had destroyed them through punishment before this Messenger came, they would have said, ‘Lord, if only You … 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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Qur’anic verses on Paradise – a commentary

A study of Qur’an verses on Paradise Surah Al-Waqi’ah [56], 11-40: They are the ones brought nigh, in Gardens of bliss – many from those of old and few from those of later times – upon embroidered couches, reclining upon … 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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Verses 52-53, consuming all by fire

Vijñānabhairava-tantra, verses 52-53   consuming all by fire  “One should focus on one own ‘fortress’ as though it were being consumed by the Fire of Time rising from the foot; then, finally, the peaceful state will arise.” (52) कालाग्निना कालपदाद् … Continue reading

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“Renewing Christian Anthropology in Terms of Kashmir Shaivism”,

The following article John Dupuche was published in Theology@ McAuley, E-Journal, Australian Catholic University, 2004 “Renewing Christian Anthropology in Terms of Kashmir Shaivism”. Rev. Dr. John Dupuche was Pastor of Nazareth Parish, Ricketts Point, Melbourne. He is senior lecturer at the … 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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Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi

  Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi Prelude             The seventh and eighth centuries CE allowed easy converse between Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It was only with the subsequent involvement of the state with religious questions that these … Continue reading

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude

 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude by Rev. Dr John Dupuche The following pages show both the fundamental attitude of the Catholic Church towards Islam and the manner in which this attitude is being lived out in practice … 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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The Prophet Muhammad: lessons for our day

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)[1]: lessons for our day Rev. Dr John Dupuche Introduction The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), states with regard to Islam: “… the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst … 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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Getting it all wrong! A review of: Sculley DLS, Max. Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki; a Guide for Christians.

 Getting it all wrong! A review of: Sculley DLS, Max. Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki; a Guide for Christians. Ballan Vic.: Connor Court Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9781921421716 (pbk.). 180 pp. This book fails on two counts: it misrepresents the three systems, … Continue reading

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‘Discipleship’ in Islam and Christianity, a discussion

The figures of Muhammad and Jesus are very different. So too is the nature of discipleship in Islam and Christianity. See Reflections on discipleship in the Qur’an,                           … Continue reading

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Starting from sexual intercourse and arriving at the heart. Tantrāloka chapter 5 verse 71.

Starting from sexual intercourse and arriving at the heart. This text from Kashmir Shaivism examines brilliantly the progression from the outer to the inner, from the particular to the universal, from the particular woman to the universal feminine.  Tantrāloka chapter … Continue reading

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The person of Jesus Christ: the great debate between Islam and Christianity, ‘Surat Al-‘Ikhlāş

The person of Jesus Christ: the great debate between Islam and Christianity One of the most significant points of difference between Christians and Muslims is their different understanding of the nature of Jesus Christ. Who is he, what is he? … Continue reading

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How is Mary, the mother of Jesus, presented in the Qur’an

Mary, the mother of Jesus is highly venerated both in Christianity and in Islam. She can be a point of unity and reconciliation between these two great religions.  Reflections on Mary – Maryam in the Qur’an, held on 1st November … Continue reading

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The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an

Reflections on the account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an,  at the Janssen Spirituality Centre, 22 Woodvale Rd, Boronia. 12 December 2015 The Mela Interfaith Association (MIA) seeks to promote the bonds of friendship between members of different … Continue reading

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Chakras – a Christian interpretation

Chakras – a Christian interpretation The chakras are energy centres in the body. They can be activated to produce extraordinary results. They have many meanings. There are many names and versions. Here is an Christian interpretation of the significance of these … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony Accord, speech in Parliament House, Melbourne

Speech by John Dupuche on the occasion of the signing of the Living in Harmony Accord, in Queen’s Hall, Parliament of Victoria, 30 March 2005 At the conclusion of Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on the first anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Wisdom or Love? a Buddhist Christian Conversation

Wisdom or Love?      a Buddhist Christian Conversation  Wisdom In the Bible, Solomon, King of Israel, is the paragon of wisdom. He prays for wisdom and God replies, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long … Continue reading

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Interfaith retreat, a new way of inter-religious dialogue

Interfaith Retreat, 7-10 March 2014 Over several years now, we have been conducting interfaith retreats where members of very different religious traditions come together. It is a form of inter-spirituality. These retreats involve times of meditation, periods of sharing, input, … Continue reading

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The meaning of ‘jihad’ in the Qur’an

Reflections on the Qur’an, ‘ Five groups of verses about fighting in God’s cause[1] on 6 September 2014 at the Janssen Spirituality Centre, Boronia.  The Mela Interfaith Association (MIA) seeks to promote the bonds of friendship between members of different … Continue reading

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Interfaith experiences

Bathing in the Ganges An Interfaith Retreat 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 … Continue reading

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Sikh – Catholic conversation Written Guru – Living Word

Sikh – Catholic conversation               Written Guru – Living Word The Word goes through various stages.  I           The Living Word The book of nature, the history of the Jewish people and the oracles proclaimed … Continue reading

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Baha’i – Catholic Conversation on Love

Baha’i – Catholic Conversation on Love The command to love: The contending factions in Jerusalem approach Jesus as he sits teaching in the Temple and one by one they put to him questions which are designed to disgrace him in … Continue reading

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Ma découverte du Shivaïsme de Cachemire.

Ma découverte du Shivaïsme de Cachemire. Ce fut un long voyage. Quand je suis entré au séminaire tout semblait simple et bien en ordre. Mais une semaine auparavant, Jean XXIII annonça sa decision de convoquer le Deuxième Concile du Vatican. … Continue reading

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Discovering Kashmir Shaivism.

Discovering Kashmir Shaivism. It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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Comparative theology and dual-belonging.

  Comparative theology and dual-belonging. Introduction Francis Clooney puts it clearly:  Comparative theology … marks acts of faith seeking understanding which are rooted in a particular faith tradition but which, from that foundation, venture into learning from one or more … Continue reading

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Overview of interfaith pilgrimage to Indi 2016

    Interfaith Pilgrimage to India, February 2016. We were a group of 7 people from Australia, wishing to visit four major sites in India that symbolize the great religions of the South Asian nation: Delhi for the Muslims, Varanasi … Continue reading

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“Something exotic: the contribution of Kashmir Shaivism” to the document Woman and Man: one in Christ Jesus. 2001

“Something exotic: the contribution of Kashmir Shaivism” to the document Woman and Man: one in Christ Jesus.[1] John R. Dupuche Australian Catholic Theological Association Conference, Sydney, 2001. Synopsis The feminine has always been portrayed in the Bible whether as the … Continue reading

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My ashram near Melbourne, some photos

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Interfaith Pilgrimage to India, 2016, media reports

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Report in Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, 3 March 2016

Pellegrinaggio interreligioso in India   NEW DELHI, 2. New Delhi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, infine Calcutta: sono le tappe del pellegrinaggio compiuto da un gruppo di otto fedeli australiani attraverso i luoghi sacri delle grandi religioni in India. A guidarlo padre … Continue reading

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Can we pray together? An issue in interfaith relations.

The  following passage (largely drafted by John Dupuche) is from the official document of the Catholic Church in Mebourne on interfaith ceremonies entitled ‘Promoting Interfaith Relations’ published on 12 October 2009 . It recommends the silence beyond words. PART IV Praying … Continue reading

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‘One Faith – Multifaith’ – Transcendence

The following is an extract, which I wrote in large part, from the document (details below)  ‘One Faith – Multifaith’. “Interfaith gatherings are very special occasions. We are coming together to share our response to particular issues. Christians need to remember that the … Continue reading

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2010 Value of Life and the Value of Death, presentation at a Symposium

 Value of Life and the Value of Death a Christian / Buddhist / Rationalist Dialogue   The Christian Perspective, Presentation by Rev. Dr. John Dupuche Other speakers for Buddhist perspective: Dr. Di Cousens for the atheist position: Lyn Allison at … Continue reading

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2010, Christianity as Paradox

The Dialectic of Paradox and Knowledge School of Philosophy, Spring Symposium 21 November 2010, Tourists to Greece are sometimes led through a grove of trees just outside a monastery on one of the hills surrounding Athens. The play of light … Continue reading

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2015, From ‘comparative theology’ to ‘comparative experience’

From ‘comparative theology’ to ‘comparative experience’  John R. Dupuche  Paper delivered at the Winter Workshop with Frank X. Clooney sj,   Australian Catholic University, August 2015       Introduction: In her description of ‘comparative theology’, [1] Anita Ray describes … Continue reading

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2001, ‘Yoga and Hesychasm’, in Orientale Lumen

‘Yoga and Hesychasm’, in Orientale Lumen: Australia and Oceania 2000 Proceedings. Lawrence Cross and Edward Morgan (eds.) Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 2001. pp.69-80. From the introduction: “The principles and techniques of yoga have now become very popular. It comes as … Continue reading

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2003, ‘Sufism and Hesychasm’, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church,….

‘Sufism and Hesychasm’, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, Vol.3 Liturgy and Life. Strathfield, NSW: St Paul’s Publications, 2003. Bronwen Neil, Geoffrey D. Dunn and Lawrence Cross (eds.). pp.335-344. Frm the introduction: “At the Orientale Lumen Conference of … Continue reading

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2005, ‘The first and last cry’, in Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions.

‘The first and last cry’, in Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions. Bäumer, B. and Dupuche J. (eds.) Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp. 248-252.

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2005, ‘The Themes of Light and Dark in the Greek Fathers’, in Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions.

‘The Themes of Light and Dark in the Greek Fathers’, in Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions. Bäumer, B. and Dupuche J. (eds.) Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp.171-186. From the introduction: It would seem more natural, … Continue reading

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2015, “Freedom and Slavery: Interior and Outer aspects from Catholic and Buddhist perspectives”.

2015, October 31 presentation at the  Catholic and Buddhist Luncheon at the  Dhamma Sarana Temple in Greens Road, Keysborough,  “Freedom and Slavery: Interior and Outer aspects from Catholic and Buddhist perspectives”.   The typical attitude of the Christian is thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Questions raised by Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology

Theology:        Christian theology has become highly dualistic. We speak of ‘God and man’, ‘heaven and earth’, ‘good and evil’, ‘sin and grace’, ‘church and state’, ‘faith and reason’, ‘pure and impure’, ‘theology and philosophy’. This dualism has … Continue reading

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Reincarnation, some questions

Reincarnation Our conversation started with the question of reincarnation. The point was quickly made that reincarnation is not necessary, it is inefficient as a process and has many drawbacks. If a person is reincarnated, as the teaching goes, over very … Continue reading

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