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"Welcome to Peacenext Raphael. I am happy to be your friend. Your book on Mysticism sound very interesting. I have a great interest in all mystical paths - the experiences, writings, poems & prayers expressing the union with the…"
dialogue of religions in general, dialogue of mystical traditions in particular
I am the author of the book "The four kinds of enlightenment - love, unity, emptiness and Tao", which is a study of all mystical traditions in the world. It puts forward my own understanding of the types of mystical experiences known to humankind:
1. divine love, as in Bhakti mysticism, and most of Christian and Sufi mysticism - the enlightenment of emotion
2. all-unity (divine oneness), like in Advaita Vedanta, several branches of Christian and Sufi mysticism, Habad Chasidism, Neoplatonism etc. - the enlightenment of intuition
3. emptiness (divine transcendence), as in all kinds of Buddhism, which developed in India, like Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhism - the enlightenment of understanding (nibbana)
4. Tao (divine beauty), like in Taoism, in Zen and other branches of Buddhism, which developed in China under Taoist influence - the enlightenment of perception (satori)
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Welcome to Peacenext Raphael. I am happy to be your friend. Your book on Mysticism sound very interesting. I have a great interest in all mystical paths - the experiences, writings, poems & prayers expressing the union with the Divine Nature, and the challenges inherent in the search for Truth. I will be away for a while so may not get to check in on Peacenext for a couple of weeks. Enjoy this great website.