St. John of the Cross & the Bhagavad-Gita (Church and the World)

Myladil, Thomas

Published by Cross Cultural Publications, 2000
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Synopsis: This is a work on St. John of the Cross, one of the greatest Christian spiritual masters, and the Bhagavad-Gita, the best known text from the Hindu scriptures. The focus of the work is renunciation and love, the central themes in spiritual and mystical writings of all times.

About the Author: Thomas Myladil is a member of the Discalced Carmelite Order. He teaches courses in Hinduism at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey.

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Publisher: Cross Cultural Publications
Publication Date: 2000
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Book Description Cross Cultural Publications March 2000, 2000. Soft Cover. Condition: Used; Very Good. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOC: * Note From the General Editor -- * Preface -- * Introduction -- PART ONE: Renunciation in St. John of the Cross -- 1.) A Story of Renunciation -- 2.) Renunciation in the Writings of St. John of the Cross -- 3.) Union with God and Renunciation -- 4.) John's Sources and their Significance PART TWO: Renunciation in the Bhagavad-Gita 5.) The Bhagavad-Gita 6.) Renunciation in the Gita 7.) Bhakti to Krishna and Renunciation PART THREE: Renunciation in St. John of the Cross and in the Bhagavad-Gita 8.) A Convergence of Views * Conclusion * Notes * Bibliography * Index . . . . . . . . . . . Myadil writes in his conclusion, 'St. John of the Cross can be a bridge to Hinduism for Christians, while the Gita can be the same for the Hindus.' I would say it works in the reverse too. This is a wonderful introduction to St. John of the Cross for a Hindu. His scholarship on St. John and the exposition of his work is great, I never realized what creative, imaginitive discourse was available in the Catholic Canon. My thought is that St. John of the cross is like Arjuna, except he's telling his own story. Theres a sensual longing, and indentity with the senses and material reality in the Bhagavad Gita, especially in the context of the Mahabharata, the story of a civil war. Same goes for St. John of the Cross, he finds God in the darkness after escaping jail, and the description encompasses deep religious hope in an almost homo-erotic vision. St. John's 'darkness' is different from the Hindu emptiness in its tone, the differences outweigh the similarities. Myadil does not try to historically connect the two, though he summarizes the scholarship that does. The author betrays his Christian bent only minimally and without any self-consciuos deception. I think its a beautiful book, simply written. But it leaves something to be desired, I guess, as all religious literature can do sometimes, when it is good. Most importantly, Myladil sees this short study as a beginning, of a conversation between Christians and Hindus to develop mutual respect and appreciation. A great book, also, for those who might be very down on the Catholic Church. I am convinced the Church can rid itself of corruption and be a positive non-repressive model for the world one day. Seller Inventory # 60446

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