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I first encountered Bede Griffiths and his remarkable experience as a Christian Benedictine monk thoroughly immerssed in the Hindu world, through his autobiography, The Golden StringThe Golden String An Autobiography This book, New Creation in Christ, was recommended in another book, Prayer in the Cave of the Heart, by Cyprian ConsiglioPrayer in the Cave of the Heart The Universal Call to Contemplation another fine book on Christian meditation and contemplation.This book by Griffiths compares and contrasts the Hindu, or Eastern way of meditation with Chistian Meditation in the West, specifically the way shown by John Main OSB, and the author is quite knowledgeable on both topics As always, Griffiths seeks to find common ground I come from a traditional Catholic upbringing, and some of Bede Griffiths statements seem provocative and forward thinking not necessarily a bad thing, a result of his extraordinary life , however, I never doubt his sincerity His unique experience combining traditional Benedictine monastic life with the Hindu monastic way provides much food for thought What shines through most for me is his desire for union with God, which is after all the heart of all desire. Bede Griffiths contributes another effort to try and bridge the gap between East and West He also tries to extend the monastic ideal of meditation, towards the laity This short but dense book scans through a variety of fundamental notions in the field of spirituality It offers constructive definitions which instead of restricting these notions to their religion of origin, make them appear universal and therefore acceptable to members of other faiths.Two examples can illustrate this The notion of sacrament taken from the Roman Catholic tradition, and the notion of mantra taken from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.A sacrament is said to be a manifestation of the presence of divine reality under spatial temporal signs I personally think that such an open definition offers a wide range of possible overlaps with religious practices in non christian traditions This leaves some leeway for inter religious dialogue.A mantra is said to be the repetition of a word or verse, taken from sacred texts in view of centering and focusing all faculties of the individual, on the inner depth of his being, where he will eventually discover the indwelling presence of the divine This fits very well with the Christian idea of meditation as a way to encounter Christ in the depth of one s heart.The book also issues a warning for everybody against the danger of drifting back from the divine to the signs which are meant to lead us to the divine.For instance, worshipping the sacrament or the mantra themselves becomes pure idolatry.This book is written in a peaceful language implicitly inviting the reader to practice some type of meditation The aim being that even in cases of great suffering, one will have the opportunity to find peace deep within one self. Amazing Book, New Creation In Christ Christian Meditation And Community Author Bede Griffiths This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book New Creation In Christ Christian Meditation And Community, Essay By Bede Griffiths Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You