Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway Between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality

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New World Library, Oct 4, 2010 - Religion - 248 pages
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Drawing on a deep knowledge of Christian scripture as well as Hindu philosophy, musician and teacher Russill Paul reveals that the mystical core of religion offers us much more than the simple solace of unthinking dogma. By demonstrating that these two seemingly separate and irreconcilable religions can actually unite in one person’s spiritual practice at the center of his life — as they did in his — he offers an alternative to religious intolerance and strife, as well as hope for personal liberation.
 

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The book talks more about the authors experiences. Not really a good read. I couldn't make it through the first chapter. Too much ego present and not enough spiritual authenticity.

Contents

ABOUT THE WORD GOD
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Seeking the Essence 45
Melding Traditions from the East and West 69
Finding Unity with the Divine 105
Charting a Path 131
Yoga and the Revitalization of Christianity 159
EPILOGUE
INTERSPIRITUAL PRACTICES RESOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 223
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 235
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Russill Paul is a world-renowned musician as well as a teacher of Eastern spirituality. He trained simultaneously as a monk and Yogi under the direction of the renowned sage and mystic Bede Griffiths in South India for close to five years and has taught in graduate and postgraduate spirituality programs for the past seventeen years. Born and raised in India, Russill lives in Austin, Texas, and directs a Yogic Mystery School. He performs and conducts workshops, retreats, and pilgrimages throughout the world. www.russillpaul.com

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