Interview with Father Bede(DVD,CD)


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Father Bede Griffiths (1906-1993) is interviewed by Dora Kunz, past president of the Theosophical Society in America. In this 1983 interview, Father Bede tells how as a young man he first became interested in Eastern religions and philosophies. Here he discusses the differences between prayer, meditation, and contemplation from both the Christian and Indian points of view. He maintains that a devout seeker can experience the One Reality, but in different ways according to their respective traditions. Learning about other faiths can help enrich our understanding of our own faith, he says. But we cannot hope to find or experience the underlying Unity at a doctrinal or theological level. We can only approach that divine Mystery within by leaving behind all religious dogma and experiencing that divine Reality within the sanctuary of our own hearts. 26 minutes.