By Maurice S. Friedman
Drawing on virtually part a century of immersion within the world's nice religions, Friedman takes a dialogical process by which non secular fact isn't visible as exterior creed and shape or as subjective idea, yet because the assembly in openness, presentness, immediacy, and mutuality with final truth. faith has to do with the wholeness of human existence.
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Lao-tzu, nonetheless, has the deeper insight into that willing of the whole being which, in its openness and response, means spontaneity as opposed to that willfulness which tries to impose itself upon others. Taoism is for me a profound and enduring touchstone of reality. My first significant encounter with Jesus was through my Christian pacifist friends, my second through Christian mysticism, my third through the study of the comparative records of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) in the discussion groups run by the "Sharman" method.
That Other Sun, in which this is a fleck of dust? What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe .... His desire is for influence and power, blind and rushing to sell to anyone. Whereas patience and self-denial try to find the buyer that has already bought them, the owner... Anyone who loves Your making is full of Glory. Anyone who loves what You have made is not a true believer.... A revealer of mystery and that which is revealed are the same.
One is in their view of the ultimate nature of reality, of the relation of God, the human, and the world. The tendency in much, although not all, Hinduism and Buddhism is to see this as one reality, as one basic Absolute, and this means that at the profoundest level, God, the world, and the human are not separate. Everything is God, if by "God" you 31 32 A Heart of Wisdom no longer mean a God "out there:' but Brahman, ultimate reality, the One without Second. In such a situation, revelation is not needed.