Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)

Post by Javi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:36 pm

The Kingdom of Heaven is apatheia [imperturbable calm, dispassion] of the soul along with true knowledge of existing things.

The proof of apatheia is had when the spirit begins to see its own light, when it remains in a state of tranquillity in the presence of the images it has during sleep, and when it maintains its calm as it beholds the affairs of life.

The spirit that possesses health is the one which has no images of the things of the world at the time of prayer.

The ascetic life is the spiritual method for cleansing the soul..."
- Abba Evagrius Ponticus (345-399 AD), Early Desert Father​
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)

Post by boundless » Fri May 04, 2018 8:56 pm

Greetings all,

very interesting thread!

This article by Lance Cousins might be of interest: The stages of Christian mysticism and Buddhist purification


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Re: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIMMID)

Post by paul » Fri May 04, 2018 9:46 pm

"The Stages of Christian Mysticism and Buddhist Purification" constitutes chapter seven in "The Yogi and the Mystic", edited by Karel Werner, first published 1989, Curzon Press.

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