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Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist
1.  Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
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D. T. Suzuki performs a careful and insightful comparison of the Christian mysticism of Meister Eckhart, with core Buddhist teachings. Christian mysticism and Buddhist reflect the same Universal experience of union with God."
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Zen and the Birds of Appetite (New Directions Paperbook)
2.  Zen and the Birds of Appetite (New Directions Paperbook) by Thomas Merton
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…the humor, paradox, & joy that one feels in Merton's discoveries of Zen during the last years of his life, a joy very much present in this collection of essays. Exploring the relationship between Christianity & Zen, especially through his dialogue with the great Zen teacher D.T. Suzuki, the book makes an excellent introduction to a comparative study of these two traditions."
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Mystics and Zen Masters
3.  Mystics and Zen Masters by Thomas Merton
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Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, & Zen Buddhism. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within."
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The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton (New Directions Books)
4.  The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton (New Directions Books) by Thomas Merton
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…the journal Merton kept on the journey to Asia where his life ended, also is a culmination of his long spiritual journey as a writer. … the journal concludes with the narrative of his transformative experiences in Ceylon where he visited three colossal figures of Buddha carved from huge stones. "Surely," he writes, "my Asian pilgrimage has come clear and purified itself.""
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Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity
5.  Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity by Jean Yves Leloup
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A profound reflection on how complementary themes in Buddhism and Christianity could serve as the basis for a truly ecumenical faith
• Compares Zen meditation with the Greek Orthodox practice of Hesychasm (prayer of the heart)
• Shows how Buddha and Jesus represent the distinct yet complementary values of meditation and compassion"
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Living Buddha, Living Christ
6.  Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh draws parallels between these two traditions that have them walking, hand in hand, down the same path to salvation. In Christianity, he finds mindfulness in the Holy Spirit as an agent of healing. In Buddhism, he finds unqualified love in the form of compassion for all living things. …in both he finds an emphasis on living practice & community spirit."
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Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
7.  Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion by Alan Watts
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This study of the necessity of mystical religion, also shows how traditional Western doctrine can be reconciled with the intuitive religion of the Orient."
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Christian Zen: The Essential Teachings of Jesus Christ
8.  Christian Zen: The Essential Teachings of Jesus Christ by Robert Powell
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Jesus’ …statements from the Gospel of Thomas, considered “secret sayings,” have suffered centuries of misinterpretation, reinforcing a skewed view of both Christianity and Jesus himself. …noted scholar Powell deciphers their true meaning and shows how they mirror Zen philosophy. His commentaries explain that the sayings embody the timeless teaching of advaita"
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When Jesus Lived in India: The Quest for the Aquarian Gospel: The Mystery of the Missing Years
9.  When Jesus Lived in India: The Quest for the Aquarian Gospel: The Mystery of the Missing Years by Alan Jacobs
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Did Jesus visit Tibet, Nepal, northern India, & Kashmir during the 19 “missing years” not accounted for in the New Testament? …takes an impartial look at the extensive evidence—in Islamic, Indian, & Tibetan sources, as well as the modern Aquarian Gospel & the controversial writings of the Russian explorer Nicolai Notavitch—to find a definitive answer to this …question."
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Bede Griffiths: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series)
10.  Bede Griffiths: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series) by Bede Griffiths
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Drawing from his autobiographical works and many other books, this volume presents the ideal entry to the cosmic and mystical spirituality of a great spiritual guide."
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One Light: Bede Griffiths' Principle Writings
11.  One Light: Bede Griffiths' Principle Writings by Bede Griffiths
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C.S. Lewis dedicated his autobiography to him. The Dalai Lama credits him with "opening the hearts & minds of mankind to gain understanding & acceptance of all the major religions." After leaving Oxford & becoming a Catholic & a Benedictine monk, Bede Griffiths went to India "to recover the other half of my soul." Here, in one volume, is the core of his teaching. (506 pages)"
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Swami Abhishiktananada: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters )
12.  Swami Abhishiktananada: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters ) by Swami Abhishiktananda
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A Breton-born monk who moved to India in 1948, he initially hoped to Christianize India along Benedictine lines. Instead his deep encounter with Hindu spirituality, particularly the experience of "non-duality," led him on an even more challenging & adventurous path, adopting the appearance & life of an Indian holy man. His last years were spent living as a hermit in the Himalayas."
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A Christian Pilgrim in India: The Spiritual Journey of Swami Abhishiktananda (Henri Le Saux) (Library of Perennial Philosophy)
13.  A Christian Pilgrim in India: The Spiritual Journey of Swami Abhishiktananda (Henri Le Saux) (Library of Perennial Philosophy) by Harry Oldmeadow
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This book provides a biographical account of the remarkable Benedictine monk, Henri Le Saux (1910-1973), who spent the last two-and-a-half decades of his life in India where he immersed himself in Hindu spirituality. It traces the central themes of his prolific writings on religious and mystical topics."
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Saccidananda: A Christian Approach to Advatic Experiences
14.  Saccidananda: A Christian Approach to Advatic Experiences by Abhishiktananda
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The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
15.  The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus by Osho
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…explores the wisdom of the Gnostic Jesus, who challenges our preconceptions about the world & ourselves. Based on the Gospel of Thomas, …Each of Jesus' original sayings is the "seed" for a chapter of the book; each examines one aspect of life — birth, death, love, fear, anger, & more — counterpointed by Osho’s penetrating comments & responses to questions from his audience."
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The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks
16.  The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks by Thomas Moore
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Around A.D. 640, Christian missionaries entered China from the west and had their message translated with a Taoist and Buddhist overlay. These sutras were eventually sealed in a cave, where they remained hidden for 900 years. The Lost Sutras of Jesus combines the amazing story of the writing, disappearance, and rediscovery of the sutras with an exploration of their message."
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The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity
17.  The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer
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In 1907, explorers discovered a vast treasure trove of ancient scrolls, silk paintings, and artifacts dating from the 5th to 11th centuries A.D.  in a long-sealed cave in a remote region of China.  Among them, written in Chinese, were scrolls that recounted a history of Jesus' life and teachings in beautiful Taoist concepts and imagery that were unknown in the West"
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Why Lazarus Laughed: The Essential Doctrine, Zen--Advaita--Tantra
18.  Why Lazarus Laughed: The Essential Doctrine, Zen--Advaita--Tantra by Wu Wei Wei
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Why Lazarus Laughed explicates the essential doctrine shared by the traditions of Zen Buddhism, Advaita, and Tantra"
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Hinduism and Buddhism
19.  Hinduism and Buddhism by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
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this outstanding book represents in many ways the most complete achievement of Coomaraswamy, Displaying an unequaled mastery of Sanskrit, Pali, Greek, Latin, & medieval German & Italian sources, …shows that "the Indian tradition is one of the forms of the Philosophia Perennis, & as such, embodies those universal truths to which no one people or age can make exclusive claim.""
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Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering
20.  Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering by Adyashanti
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In the same way that we …drop our heads on the pillow before sleep, we can let go into the beauty & truth of who & what we really are. …presents …response to anyone looking for a way out of suffering & into the freedom of spiritual awakening.…offers what he considers the fundamental teachings on "seeing life with clear eyes" to transcend the illusions that lead to unhappiness."
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