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It seems that Abrahamic religions and Dharmic/Thaoic religions go the opposite ways. Spiritual experience in the latter religions is undressing reality from illusions. Abrahamic religions seem to pack perception with illusions. That is quite a difference.
by das monde on Thu Mar 8th, 2007 at 02:04:15 AM EST
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I can't really disagree with your comment now.  I would say that both Christianity (the desert saints, Thomas Merton, and others) and Islam (Sufiism) have a mystic tradition, and there may be some parallels there.  But that tradition doesn't seem to be mainstream in either of the two  religions,,,,,though maybe there is more to learn.  Merton's "New Seeds of Contemplation" is very interesting.  But I would have to admit that to my knowledge, or lack thereof, you make a good point.
by wchurchill on Thu Mar 8th, 2007 at 02:36:17 AM EST
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