Issue #24



Table of Contents for #24

10 The Careful Harmonization of Religious Traditions
by Lex Hixon
Beyond mere tolerance is the way to both study and benefit from all religious pathways — to successfully integrate the knowledge of sacred traditions into individual spiritual life.

14 Alles Iz Gott (All is God)
by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
The nonduality which underlies all religious traditions, either subtly or obviously, is brought to the fore in Judaism within the sweep of this illuminating article.

18 The Path to Enlightenment
by Swami Aseshananda
The Infinite Being can never be realized as long as the finite is held to be the only reality.  This main theme underlies a host of living wisdom found in this discourse — part of a series of transcriptions of talks by the late swami which will appear in future issues.

27 Traditional Yoga for Self-Realization
by Babaji Bob Kindler
Grossly overlooked due to obsession with physical yoga, Raja Yoga, the “Eight-limbed Yoga,” is the authentic philosophy of meditation which prescribes practice in line with purification of mind and ego.

34 Personal Koans
by Kyogen Carlson
The sweet but mysterious enigma of the Zen koan is both explained and demystified in this offering on the practical application of principle in spiritual life.

38 The Gateway to Awakening
by D.S. Lokanath
Lustrous jewels of varied but complementary Buddhist teachings are duly brought forward and prominently displayed in a diamond-lotus setting.

41 The Infinite Ocean of Bismillah
by Tabriz Parinda Lowe
The rich teachings of Islam are given a lustrous treatment and presentation, all in the sacred atmosphere of the holy phrase, bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim.

44 The Ilahis: Calling to the Beloved
by Reyhan al-Jerrahi
Enriching teachings on the transformative power of the sacred devotional songs of Sufism. 

46 Jainism: An Overview
by Swami Brahmeshananda
As a part of an ongoing presentation of the sacred tradition of Jainism, this is our third installment, which concentrates on the fundamentals of a sacred path followed by over three million souls.

51 Jesus and the Life Eternal
by Monica Miller
The wisdom of Jesus, or original Christianity, is of universal appeal, applicable to all and restrictive of none — regardless of denominational bias.  Recognition of this point will help beings more fully comprehend one of its most loved and illumined of Divine Incarnations.

54 Sowing Seeds for an Age of Light
by Annapurna Sarada
Education of the world’s children is a subject dear to all.  More crucial is a spiritual education which will both assist our youth in steering a course for humanity in the future, and arm them against the vagaries, vicissitudes, and harsh vibrations of the world.

60 The Ideal Manifested in Holy Mother
by Swami Akhilananda (submitted by Elva L. Nelson)
A revered member of the previous generation of swamis living and working in the West has bequeathed to us this valuable piece of writing on Sri Sarada Devi, The Holy Mother, indicative of Her supreme stature.