Christianity and Advaita Vedanta: The Kingdom of God is Within

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This essay is a meditation on Christianity and Advaita Vedanta, specifically Jesus’s mystical insight that the kingdom of God is “within” and its perfect parallel with the concept of Self as understood in Advaita Vedanta. As always, I owe all my understanding of Advaita Vedanta to the wise and erudite fountain of Vedantic knowledge that … Read more

The Negative Theology of Advaita Vedanta

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I humbly dedicate this post to Swami Sarvapriyananda, who has graciously shared so many masterful lectures on Advaita Vedanta on the Vedanta Society of NY’s YouTube channel. If I am successful even a smidgeon in articulating the wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, it is due to him. “Only the hand that erases can write the true … Read more

A Gesture Towards a Perennial Philosophical Idealism

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The fundamental and most basic thing we have knowledge of is that of our subjective experience, our point of view, and our perspective on the world. Every sight, every sound, every feeling, every thought, every emotion—all of these experiences are experienced from a particular subjective perspective. This subjective perspective is what philosophers mean by “inner … Read more

Christianity and Zen: On Being at Home in Paradox

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Can one be a Christian and also be a Zen Buddhist? One might think insofar as “Buddhism” and “Christianity” share a different set of doctrines and traditions that Christianity and Zen are mutually exclusive conceptual systems. However, Christianity and Zen actually have a lot in common which you strip Christianity of its doctrinal and liturgical … Read more

Jung and Religion: Meditations on Christian Theology

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This post is the result of a spontaneous outflow of thought on Jung and Religion, as it relates to Christian Theology. Part prayer, part meditation, part musing, I hope you, the reader, enjoy the journey as I meander through the landscape of Christian theology while wearing Jungian lenses. My aim is to poetically explore the … Read more

What Happens When Tarot Cards Don’t Make Sense?

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Have you ever done a Tarot reading, either for yourself or someone else, and the Tarot cards just don’t make sense? I know I have. But what does this mean? The magic didn’t work? The gods didn’t intervene? Our psychic powers stopped working? Our unconscious stopped communicating? For beginner Tarot readers, when Tarot cards don’t … Read more