The Greatest Achievement in Life

 

the greatest achievement in life

http://www.suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf

The greatest achievement in life? Living in conscious oneness of ultimate reality (called by many names), found in Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Kabbalah, Sufi, and comparative mysticism. This ebook summarizes many similarities among those five traditions and outlines mystical approaches to life.

It was inspired by my meetings with 19 mystics in 12 countries: A Nobel astrophysicist in Chicago, a Vedanta spiritual director and the chairman of a global bank in New York, a professor of philosophy in Kyoto, a Zen abbot and a Cistercian monk on Lantau, a Quaker missionary in Victoria, Hong Kong, a Therevada monk at Nakhon Pathom, a Hindu priest on Bali, a Vajrayana abbot in Kathmandu, a sadhu/scholar in Lucknow, the President of India in Delhi, a Sufi shaykh in Teheran, a professor of political science (and shaykh) in Cairo, a member of the Knesset, a professor of history and a Greek Orthodox monk in Jersusalem, a retired police inspector in Copenhagen, and an Anglican bishop in Bath, England.

180 books were referenced, with 100 in the Primary Bibliography. The manuscript was sent to 20 religious leaders or scholars, including the directors of a Buddhist Center and of the Eastern Orthodox theological institute at two major universities, a Vedanta Society swami, the director of an Islamic Center, the director of a Reform theological college, the abbot of a Theravada temple, a Cistercian monk, a Hindu abbess, a Sufi shaykha, and a professor at a university for Judaism, plus 10 professors who each teach courses on comparative mysticism. Their suggestions led to many revisions prior to posting the ebook on the Internet.

These wonderful people freely gave me their advice, which is why this ebook is free. There are many differences between religions, and within each religion, but their mystics have much in common. Their words may vary...the Reality they try to describe does not.



(My publication)Posted:Jun 01 2017, 02:00 AM by Ron Krumpos
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