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October 19, 2005



"One problem is that the Buddhist conception of ultimate reality, as entirely ineffable... seems to fit poorly with the concrete figure of a living, active, personal God, who speaks through the prophets and involves himself in human history."

The higher he ascends
the less he understands,
because the cloud is dark
which lit up the night;
whoever knows this
remains always in unknowing
transcending all knowledge.

Stanza 5 of "Stanza concerning an ecstasy experienced in high contemplation.

St John of the Cross

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