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JimR-OCDS
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« on: June 09, 2013, 05:50:59 PM »

Two Books I read this past year, which were recommended to me by Vouthon over at CAF, and which I really enjoyed are;

"Christ The Eternal Tao," by Hieromonk Damascene, Lou Shibai, You-Shan Tang.

"Into the Silent Land," by Fr Martin Laird.

The first, Christ the Eternal Tao, is a comparitive look at the teachings of Lao Tzu and Jesus.

It's written from the Eastern Orthodox perspective of Christianity and was interesting to see how much the authors got
into contemplative prayer according to the teachings of the Eastern Desert Fathers.

Into the Silent Land, is on Quiet Prayer, or Centering Prayer, however you want to call contemplative prayer.
It's well written and was a great read this past Lent.


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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 06:15:40 PM »

The first, Christ the Eternal Tao, is a comparitive look at the teachings of Lao Tzu and Jesus.

This is exciting.  A good deal of my healing was by getting lecture by Alan Watts with a balanced view of eastern and western thought.  Without having listened to Watts, I'd still be very highly confused and anxious over my religious beliefs.  I really like a lot of what he said about Tao, for example -- very contemplative.

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