We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
East and West: The Mystical Connection | [Bede Griffiths]

East and West: The Mystical Connection

A Christian monk who lived in India for over 30 years, the late Father Griffiths shares some remarkable insights about the contemplative life. He builds a bridge linking the Gnostic tradition of early Christianity and the mystical tradition streaming down through the centuries with the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism. The results are fascinating and profound.
Regular Price:$1.39
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A Christian monk who lived in India for over 30 years, the late Father Griffiths shares some remarkable insights about the contemplative life. He builds a bridge linking the Gnostic tradition of early Christianity and the mystical tradition streaming down through the centuries with the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism. The results are fascinating and profound.

©1983 New Dimensions Foundation; (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (19 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.9 (9 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.9 (9 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Alison 09-18-11
    Alison 09-18-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't waste your money"

    This interview with Fr Dom Bede Griffiths regarding his interest in an East/West interspiritual dialog has a muddy soundtrack and is only a brief overview of an introduction of the very idea of such a dialog. Perhaps at the time of the interview, this was a risky and dangerous idea for both East and West, but the post-modern dialog has now gone way beyond this point into Western non-dual teachers and Christianity has a solid foothold in India that it did not perhaps have back in the mid-1940s. Bede's emphasis is clearly that of introducing Christian concepts to Hindu ways of thinking as the exclusive and personal nature of Christianity does not technically mix with the Eastern inclusive and impersonal advaita vedanta. Bede is hesitant to discuss any real connection except with respect to "mystical" Christianity and/or the Christian comtemplative tradition being served well by a stay in his ashram in India. If you are expecting any discussion in-depth, you will be sorely disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.