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AWAKENING TO LIFE IN ITS FULLNESS,
This review is from: Living Zen, Loving God (Paperback)
Professor Dr. Ruben L.F. Habito is a professional teacher of religious sciences and spirituality at the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas/Texas. At the same time is an authorized ZEN-Master who underwent a very long and strict ZEN-training in Kamakura/Japan under Yamada Koun Roshi (1907 - 1989). Born in the Philippines in 1947 Habito is wonderfully nurtured with Eastern mentality a thought. In 1970 Habito came as a young Jesuit to Japan and was very soon discoveréd as one of the most brillant young teachers at Sophia University. Habito masterfully combined scientific work with meditative practice. He is married to a German sinologist and his the father of 2 beautiful boys.
Habito knows who to bridge and reconcile East & West, Zen-Buddhism and Christianity and unfolds a cosmic realm in which both religious traditions can be felt as non-separate. Habito has many ZEN-disciples all over America and is a highly respected capacity in spiritual guidance. According to Habito a profound enlightment experience will not keep people away from everydays' life, problems and conflicts. ZEN will bring people who are in search direct into the heart of the world. The Kingdom of GOD is at hand -- here and now. The very present moment at any time is the greatest challenge for all people walking on a spiritual path. Ruben Habito is a master who accompanies his disciples through the jungle of darkness and obstacles towards the peak of light and liberation. "Living ZEN -Loving GOD" is a spiritual masterpiece by which readers and practioners may be awakened to real life in its fullness.
Roland R. Ropers
Religious- & Transformative Philosophy
International Gandhi & Griffiths Society
D 80337 München / Germany