November 23, 2014

Interfaith Outreach

The Stages of Spiritual Growth

by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Published Jun 29, 2009

Just as there are discernible stages in human physical and psychological growth, so there are stages in human spiritual development. The most widely read scholar of the subject today is James Fowler of Emory University, the writer of Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning.... Read more

The Nisargadatta Song of Beyond I Am

by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Published Jun 29, 2009 are not this, there is nothing of yours in this, except the little point of 'I am' ... . 'I am this, I am that' is dream, while pure 'I am' has the stamp of reality on it. You have tasted so many things -- all came to naught.... Read more

The Nisargadatta Song of I Am

by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Published Jun 29, 2009

 My teacher told me to hold on to the sense 'I am' tenaciously and not to swerve from it even for a moment. I did my best to follow his advice and in a comparatively short time I realized within myself the truth of his teaching. All I did was... Read more

Buddhism and Forgiveness

by Father Joseph S. O'Leary

Published Jun 19, 2009

Christianity is based on the idea, or rather the event, of divine forgiveness: “As the Lord has forgiven you, so you also [must forgive]” (Col. 3:13). Why was this reality so little actualized in Northern Ireland? Even now, when a measure of rational political coexistence has been achieved, there... Read more

Fullness of Being: How We Know

by The Rev. Graeme Chapman

Published Jun 19, 2009

It can be argued, as a consequence of exploring the extensive dimensions of the knower, that our capacity for discernment will depend upon the degree to which we are in touch with various levels of human experience. It can be further contended that there are, at least, four different ways... Read more

The Ambitious Violet

by Khalil Gibran

Published Jun 19, 2008

A Lebanese-American essayist, novelist, poet, and artist, Khalil Gibran has become, post-humorously, one of the greatest Lebanese-American mystics of modern times. Born in 1883 in the mountains of Lebanon, he immigrated to the United States in 1895 where he became involved in the fine arts and in literature. He has... Read more

Synchronicity and the Nature of Reality

by Paul Cochrane

Published Jul 17, 2007

The concept of miraculous coincidences is not at all new. The phenomenon has been recognized by many cultures, and in the distant past, was attributed to the acts of the Gods. In Greek mythology, the God Hermes, was represented as a playful "trickster" who was manifested in unexpected and humorous... Read more