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Listening, talking and sharing

Started Jul 11, 2012 0 Replies

In July 2012 Anand Krishna visited Los Angeles to attend the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora and to lead a spiritual gathering in Ojai, California. We had only a brief time together, but here are…Continue

the greatest achievement in life

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Krumpos Feb 24, 2012. 9 Replies

What would be your greatest achievement in life? Have you reached it yet? What would be the greatest achievement for all people?The 2012 version of my free ebook "the greatest achievement in life"…Continue

Tags: Mysticism, Interfaith, Achievements

Heaven and Hell

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Krumpos Oct 13, 2011. 33 Replies

Heaven is union with the divine. Hell is separation from the divine. They are modes of being, not places.Continue

Love Wins

Started Apr 26, 2011 0 Replies

"Love Wins"...that title should stir the hearts of people of all religions. It is, however, a book published on March 15 by young, charismatic Evangelical minister Rob Bell. It has stirred up a…Continue

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Religion / Faith
Nonaligned, but respectful of all religions and have friends of many faiths. Raised Christian (Congregationalist), attended college in India, worked in Thailand, visited nine Muslim countries (four trips to Egypt, three to Indonesia, Lebanon and Turkey), and three visits to Israel.
I have attended the Parliament of Religions:
Local Religious Community / Interfaith Affiliation:
None at the present.
I have come to PeaceNext looking for:
networking, interreligious exploration
I am inspired by:
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel physicist, who invited me to the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. He introduced me to mysticism and the universality of the Universe.

Swami Nikhilananda, founder of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center in New York, who spent many hours privately teaching me that mystical awareness is beyond philosophy or religion.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, then V.P. of India and later President, who met with me in Lucknow and Delhi and taught that we can be active in this world without being of this world.

Also, a professor of philosophy in Kyoto, a Zen abbot and a Cistercian monk on Lantau, a Quaker missionary in Victoria, Hong Kong, a Therevada monk at Nakhon Pathom, a Hindu priest on Bali, a Vajrayana abbot in Kathmandu, a sadhu/scholar in Lucknow, a Sufi shaykh in Teheran, a professor of political science (and shaykh) in Cairo, a member of the Knesset, a professor of history and a Greek Orthodox monk in Jersusalem, a retired police inspector in Copenhagen, an Anglican bishop in Bath, England, and the chairman of an American global bank in New York: true mystics who I have met and learned from.
My favorite spiritual places:
The Vatican, Jerusalem, Luxor, Varanasi, Nakhon Pathom, and Nara, each of which I visited.
Interreligious causes I care about:
Mysticism as a bridge between faiths.
Changes I am working toward in my community:
Helping others to understand and accept our shared spiritual essence.
About Me:
The only "Ron Krumpos" on the Internet. Retired after a career in sales management for international airlines and luxury hotels. Met 19 true mystics from five faiths beginning in 1959. Seeking to convey their teachings as applicable to contemporary (and eternal) life. They gave me their insights freely, which is why my e-book at is free. Personal background on
Photo above:

2009 In L.A. with wife Rose
2010 Our 40th anniversary

Photos below:

The Sun does not rise in the East and set in the West;
that is an illusion caused by the rotation of Earth.

Life does not begin at this birth and end with death;
that is a fleeting moment in the eternal Life we all share.

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Early life of Rose Krumpox

    Playing with Russian soldiers in China during World War II - 6,000 miles from a homeland you have never seen - is not a typical childhood experience. The early life of Rose Yoshiko ("good girl") Kimura was a world away from California, now her home for 50 years. She has vivid memories.                                                                                   -Born in Manchuria just before the war    Rose was born in Dalian, Manchuria - a very large port city in the Northeast of…See More
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Ron Krumpos commented on Sangameswaran Nurani's blog post GHOKARNA AND DHUNDHUKARI:
""...the result is different because of the difference in listening and perception." That is often true, Sangameswaran. Even when what they heard was the same, their understanding of it can be quite different. "
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Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post The Divine Feminine Emerging, Embodied, and Emboldened
"I do believe women should have equality in all walks of life. To use the term 'Divine Feminine" is just as inaccurate as a 'divine masculine.'  The divine has no gender and does not have the imperfections or dichotomies…"
Mar 19
Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post Reflecting from Russia on World Interfaith Harmony Week
"Thank you Ermolina. It was interesting to learn about the diversity of religions in Novosibirsk. The hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox church may be reluctant to recognize the validity of other faiths, but you might find considerable interest…"
Mar 12
Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post About Enemies and Debates, Thoughts on Non-Violence from Dr. Arun Gandhi
"The paths may be different...the summit is the same. Fighting along the path may prevent us from reaching the top."
Dec 18, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Brahma Kumar Yudhisthir's blog post Liberation
"The soul is already united with the Supreme Soul, but few people realize it. “The soul lives by that which it loves rather than in the body which it animates. For it has not its life in the body, but rather gives it to the body and lives in…"
Dec 13, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post The Pope on Unequal Wealth
"Pope Francis, both directly and indirectly, is leading the way to uniting religions in kindred spirit, albeit with very different scriptures and practices. It also seems that some agnostics and atheists have become fond of him, too. He might not…"
Dec 11, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post A Reflection on the Life of Nelson Mandela from Dr. Robert Henderson, Parliament Trustee
"The Dalai Lama met Nelson Mandela in 1996...both won the Nobel Peace Prize  "
Dec 7, 2013
Ron Krumpos replied to shree c k p swamiji's discussion we indian pray for departed nelson mandela soul get peace
"Swamiji, Nelson Mandela always considered Mahatma Gandhi as pioneer of apartheid movement in South Africa. In turn, the later Ghandi's supported Mandela's ANC movement. Here is an interesting article of Sonia Ganghi's meeting with him…"
Dec 6, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Mike Ghouse's blog post Pope Francis: This is my Pope and I am a Muslim
"I fully agree Michael. He is shaking up the Vatican and reviving the mission of religion."
Nov 15, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Mystic Tourist's blog post Back to Eden
"What 'is' is...not what we say or think that it is. We have to learn to accept it, not to fight it. Mystics unite with eternal Reality which 'is'; mysticism speculates on why, how or what it is."
Nov 8, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on mary jane miller's blog post When someone gives you a heater and your not cold, where is the peace?
"Personal 'peace' for one person may differ for another. If you live in peace and they live in peace, the dissimilarities are not important. On the other hand, if one or both cause suffering to others in order to assure their own…"
Nov 3, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Tasi Perkins's blog post CE or not CE? Rethinking the Way We Number Years
"Most non-Christians don't care about when Jesus was born or died, so why bother with BC and AD? There are said to be 2.5 billion Christians (who does the counting). That leaves 4.5 billion people to whom the designations BC and AD are not…"
Oct 31, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Simran Jeet Singh's blog post Sikh Ethics and Political Engagement
"It can be a delicate balancing act for Sikhs. This may seem trivial, but our favorite Indian restaurant in Los Angeles, India's Grill, is run by Sikhs and is frequented by non-Sikhs Indians and caucasians of various faiths. There is a small…"
Oct 29, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Mystic Tourist's blog post A Vacancy of Optimism
""Optimism, self-respect, self-control and opportunity." Optimism: There are always positive possibilities...choose one. Self-respect: We all have good qualities...concentrate on those. Self-Control: Making ego and individuality work for…"
Oct 27, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on CBF PRODUCTIONS-ACADEMY's blog post How Much A Prayer Weighs.
"Delightful story. Thank you."
Oct 27, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on The Parliament of Religions's blog post The Founding Females of Interreligious Leadership, Scholarship, and Service
"Women have come long way since then, but there is still inequality in institutional religions."
Oct 23, 2013
Ron Krumpos commented on Mystic Tourist's blog post The Psychology of Faith
"Hi Michael, Good to have you back. In my ebook I made analogies to contrast faith with belief: Faith is entering an intersection of life on a green light, expecting that the crossing traffic will stop. Belief is after looking both ways before…"
Oct 23, 2013

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Early life of Rose Krumpox

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

    Playing with Russian soldiers in China during World War II - 6,000 miles from a homeland you have never seen - is not a typical childhood experience. The early life of Rose Yoshiko ("good girl") Kimura was a world away from California, now her home for 50 years. She has vivid memories.
Born in Manchuria just before the…

Discard, abandon and realize

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

    Few words are totally adequate when writing about mysticism. These essays say that you must discard your ego and abandon your individuality to realize the divine. What does that mean and is it possible? There may be better verbs, but let us just examine these three. 

Quotations on Oneness

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

    These are quotations of some prominent mystics of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Their comments highlight common views on the Oneness of existence.


“One Nature, perfect and…

Feel good - do good

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

    When we feel good—healthy, happy, successful—we are then more likely to do good for other people. Similarly, when we do good for others it frequently makes us feel good. That should not be the primary reason for helping, even if it often is an aftereffect. Both psychotherapists and religions agree that we should to…

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At 1:42am on March 26, 2013, Ian Fraser said…

I like your comment about re-invigorating PeaceNext. I, like many others, drifted away from at least weekly visits to see who is saying what about areas of religion and the spiritual life which interest me. Apart from State of Formation writers, who appear to prefer to keep their discussions within that peer group, most other earlier contributors seem to have dropped out. Credit to you, you are one of a handful who kept contributing. Maybe PeaceNext is settling into its longterm function, which, while less active than immediately after the 2009 Parliament, might be more sustainable.

At 5:56am on June 30, 2012, Nils Horn gave Ron Krumpos a gift
Wunderful. Thank you.
At 1:54pm on May 23, 2012, Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari said…

Thank you Ron! I am delighted to be here and start interacting with all the beautiful souls on this site. I know I met many of you at the 2004 Parliament. And, yes, God willing, I plan to attend the Parliament in 2014. Baba

At 10:43am on October 25, 2011, Betsy Whitfill said…

Dear Ron,

      Thank you for your perceptive comment.  Could it be that during this time of widespread institutional renewals, religion may become infused with renewed spiritual energy and contribute to the uniting of people of goodwill no matter what the tradition?

Best wishes,



At 6:20pm on February 05, 2011, Rev. Oloye Aina Olomo Iyalase gave Ron Krumpos a gift
Thank you for your offer of friendship...
At 9:32am on January 23, 2011, Brahma Kumar Yudhisthir said…

Hello Dear Ron,

It's very nice to befriend you.Moments of friendship  are rare moments of eternity that lead the friends to the metaphysical world of immortality.Let's work jointly for the same.

Thanking you with thoughts divine.

B K Yudhisthir

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Have a very beautiful blessed day.
At 1:07pm on July 3, 2010, Mystic Tourist said…
Happy to be your friend Ron.
At 11:24am on May 20, 2010, Rajesh Ananda said…
Thanks for the follow!
At 2:00am on April 17, 2010, Peter Raymond Calvert said…
Hi Ron, I'm reading your book with interest. I have proceeded along a similar path, having received a spiritual teaching during the last 15 years of meditation, and now planning to publish it. First though, I plan to test it with some research, and make that the basis of a master degree at my local uni. I attended PWR at Melbourne, seeking persons of like mind and authorship of similar material, and found none. I'm very pleased to have this network set up so I can do online what was impossible or at least unattained in person. :-)
At 12:26am on April 1, 2010, Dr. Bhuka Bijumiro-Jjumiro said…
It gives me hope every time I find one who can say he or she is a sincere seeker of the Truth or The Supreme Being, Divine Unity or Consciousness. Not very many people in the world today make the difference between institutionalized religions and pure spirituality or mysticism. Or, again, the Path of the Saints. It gives me hope that more and more souls are awakening towards the true purpose of a human birth which is perfect enlightenment or total consciousness. It does not matter what name or word one uses to describe it as long as it gives the individual soul infinite joy, bliss and perfect freedom from involuntary births and deaths. Bhuka Bijumiro-Jjumiro
At 3:51pm on March 22, 2010, Swami Meera Puri said…
Thank you Ron for offering your friendship. Your seeking an understanding of what this life is all about is very familiar to me, and I would guess to many others who subscribe to PeaceNext. I did attend the Parliament in Melbourne, and my thoughts were that it has to come down to the grass roots connections amongst faiths and beliefs - this is where true change can take place. But leaders have their role to play in setting an example and leading the way. Look forward to future communications.
May the blessings of the Divine illuminate your heart and your soul.
Swami Meera Puri
At 5:07am on March 14, 2010, Brahma Kumar Yudhisthir said…
Hello, Dear Ron Krumpos,
Godly remembrances to you.
Very glad to accept you as a friend. Let' know ourselves as souls,our true spiritual identity, and treat all with soul-consciousness.
Thanking you with thoughts divine.
Brahma kumar Yudjisthir
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At 4:40am on March 2, 2010, Rajendra Shelke said…
Thank you, Ron. It is nice to have you as a friend.

At 11:42am on March 1, 2010, Vincent Pizzuto said…
Thanks Ron. I log on here only infrequently but I look forward to any connections we might share.

At 6:44am on February 22, 2010, Rev. Doju D. Freire gave Ron Krumpos a gift
Dear Ron, tank you so much for your message and, yes..., Moon (as every phenomena in reality) is composed vy both aspects... Have a nice day wherever you are ! Love blessings, Doju
At 5:46pm on February 21, 2010, Ginny Findlow said…
Hi Ron - I agree about the mysticism - its 'above' thought, links us all [the glue of the universe] - its what we [christians] call the holy spirit. You went straight into it via eastern meditation stuff: most folk in the west are too heavily cerebral and remain in the dogma/behaviour realm. But the ones that do make it have used 'the church' to get there! and we stay because faith and love are fostered by being together. [the stuff in john 14 before Jesus goes to his death] Not to mention playing the organ for them every sunday! - its what you do in a small community of 850.

I dont know HOW to use my photo as a logo - I thought it happened automatically once you uploaded it. [I am IT uproficient - vERY!! - but trying.]
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