... God is the question. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
I don't think we should underestimate the importantce of experience, of what Wordsworth calls "a sense sublime /Of something far more deeply interfused ... A motion and a spirit, that impels /All thinking things, all objects of all thought,/And rolls through all things."
If God is the question, what is the answer?ReplyDelete
That's no answer. That's another (implicit) question. What are you, Zen? I thought you were Roman Catholic. With respect.ReplyDelete
Catholicism and Zen have more in common than you might think. See Dom Aelred Graham's Zen Catholicism or William Johnson's Christian Zen. Johnson, a Jesuit priest whom I interviewed some years ago, has lived in Japan for half a century.ReplyDelete
Frank's account of his interview of William Johnston can be found here:ReplyDelete
And "[Shusaku] Endo and [William] Johnston talk of Buddhism and Christianity" can be found here:
And here are a few essays by William Johnston:ReplyDelete
"We need a revolution"
"Break the chains and pray together"
"The path from hate to love"