Category Archives: Hindu Christian relations

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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