O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. Oh God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
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BRO. WAYNE TEASDALE ON INTERSPIRITUALITY
Inter-spirituality is focused on
“the recovery of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.”
‘…the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions.’ WT p26 The Mystic Heart
“Interspiritual dialogue can underpin a new kind of inter-religious dialogue” Wayne Teasdale
“Interspirituality is not a new form of spirituality or an overarching synthesis of what exists, but a willingness and determination to taste the depth of mystical life in other traditions.
Interfaith encounter, interreligious dialogue, and the collaborations of the religions, whether through interfaith organizations or more directly in bilateral relationships, are becoming permanent features of a new global culture.
Our knowledge of other religions and cultures is likewise increasing, opening the door to a universal understanding of religion, spirituality, and culture.” A Monk in the World, Wayne Teasdale
“Prayer is communion with Ultimate Reality, whether it is regarded as personal, impersonal, or beyond them both.”
This remarkable definition of prayer was written by a group of 15 spiritual leaders from nine different world religions. It reveals that prayer is universal, as it reaches toward the same Ultimate Reality regardless of the tradition from which it originates.