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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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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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2005, ‘The Doctrine of recognition (pratyabhijñā) and interfaith dialogue’ in Samarasya, Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy and Interreligious dialogue – in Honour of Bettina Bäumer.

‘The Doctrine of recognition (pratyabhijñā) and interfaith dialogue’ in Samarasya, Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy and Interreligious dialogue – in Honour of Bettina Bäumer, Sadananda Das, and Ernst Fürlinger, (eds). Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp.431-440. From the introduction: “This paper … Continue reading

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Verse 46 becoming Void

Vijñānabhairava-tantra    verse 46        becoming Void “He should, for a moment, contemplate emptiness in a part of his body. [The result is] freedom from thought constructs. Being devoid of thought constructs, he becomes the Void itself ” तनूदेशे शून्यतैव क्षणमात्रं … Continue reading

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Verses 142b-155 A critique of ritual

Vijñānabhairava-tantra    verses 142b-155     A critique of ritual   Introduction The ślokas 142b- 153 constitute a critique of customary ritual, which it says is suited to those who are ‘gross’ and externalized, lacking in subtlety. The ślokas are, in turn, … Continue reading

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Poems to the Goddess, 2012

.20th January 2012     Friday night               Anandamayee, Uttara ‘Yes yes!’ I said with all my heart, as you came to me, Goddess, and an immense thrill coursed through my frame, every fibre ignited and flaring, an upward rush of … Continue reading

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