Practical Mysticism: A Zen Priest Rapsodizes About Evelyn Underhill


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The Church of England and the American Episcopal Church both observe today as a festival in honor of Evelyn Underhill, who died on this day […]

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Comment – One thing the above article overlooks is that Underhill does not equate meditation and contemplation.

Now meditation is a half-way house between thinking and contemplating: and as a discipline, it derives its chief value from this transitional character.

It’s nice to be positive and try to find commonalities among religions. But we also have to be realistic. Most Christians believe their faith differs from other faiths, while adherents of Asian religions like Hinduism and Buddhism often try to assimilate the Christian experience within their own beliefs and teachings.

Let’s not forget that Buddhists do not believe in God. How might that affect religious experience?

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