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Mystic Musings in Religions : Selected Papers from the International Conference `Mysticism without Bounds'
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Editor: Dr. Kurian Kachappilly.
Bibliographical Details xii, 235 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 8192512185
ISBN-13 9788192512181, 978-8192512181
Year of Publication 2013.
Series Interfaith Treasures Uncovered - 2.
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`Mysticism' is "the pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God, through direct experience, intuition or insight." The International Conference "Mysticism without Bounds" makes an attempt to explore the "mystical consciousness" from different disciplines,like religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism, etc.), sciences (biology, new physics, neuroscience, and logic), humanities (philosophy, theology, spirituality, psychology, etc.), and art forms (poetry, music, dance, visual arts and rituals). 

Researches reveal that certain common grounds do exist among the various forms of consciousness, scattered among the world's religions, theologies, sciences, philosophies and art forms. The discovery of such points of convergence holds out the possibility of creating a `new worldview', and this new world view can create an awareness of the essential `unity' of humanity. Let these scholarly and challenging papers from different religious experiences create an awareness among the inquisitive readers of the need of overcoming the `bounds' of individuation and discovering the `unity' of self.


1. A Note from the Editor / Dr. Kurian Kachappilly, CMI

2. Mystics are beyond Religions / His Holiness Swami Paramananda

3. Dukkha - Passio: Buddhist and Christian Meanings of Suffering in the Context of Mystical Experience / Dr. Jakub Urbaniak

4. The Abiding Density of Light: Light and Sound Carved and Chiseled Across the Luminous Black Light of the Islamic and Sufi Void / Dr. Barbara A. Amodio

5. Sufi Inspired Devotional Islam in Egypt / Dr. Emilio Giuseppe Platti

6. The Place of the Word of God in Mystical Experience / Dr. Luke Emehiele Ijezie

7. Buddhist Epistemology of Vipassana and its Meaning / Dr. Hoang Thi Tho

8. Mysticism without Bounds: Islamic Perspective / Dr. Gnanapragasam Lazar, SVD

9. Mysticism and Sociability in Daoism from a Christian Point of View / Dr. Romualdas Dulskis

10. In Quest for the Unbound: Sufi Ritual as Sacred and Secular / Dr. Kashshaf Ghani

11. Significance of "You Have No Part with Me" in John 13:8: A Potential Mystical Interpretation / Sr. Bincy Mathew

12. Dialogue along Mystics' Spirituality: Models of Effective Interreligious Dialogue in Religious Pluralistic Societies / Dr. Marinus C. Iwuchukwu


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Index of Authors

Dr. Kurian Kachappilly is the Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the DVK, Bangalore, India; and Associate Director, Research Centre, Christ University, Bangalore, India. He holds Master's Degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and a Licentiate and Doctorate in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Bangalore University, Bangalore; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium; FakultĄt fĀr Informatik & Wirtschaftsinformatik, WĀrzburg, Germany; the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines; and other institutions.

He is the Executive Editor of Tattva, Journal of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore; a Member of the International Advisory Board, Process Studies, Claremont, USA; a Member of the Pontifical Organization, Militia Christi, and a Member of the Governing Board, International Process Network (IPN). Dr. Kachappilly is a prolific writer with several books and many scientific articles to his credit. Some of the books include God of Love Revisited (1998), Between Partners (1999), Word of God Retold (2001), God of Love: A Neoclassical Inquiry (2002), God-Talk Reconstructed: An Introduction to Philosophy of God (2006), Process: Implications and Applications (2006), Mystic Musings in Art and Poetry: Thematic Essays from the International Conference `Mysticism without Bounds' (2013), etc. His major areas of research are `Indian Roots of Process Philosophy', 'Whitehead and Philosophical Doctrines of Buddhism', `Innovative Experiments in Pedagogy', `Religion vis a vis Society', `Inquiry into Religious Experience' and `Corporate Social Responsibility'.

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