The value of inner dialogue or dialogue with others plus expression

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”

― E.M. Forster

Dialogue is mutual searching c f…

“Dialogue is mutual searching.” c.f ‘debate’ which is war in words.

Johan Galtung, the father of Peace Studies on Aljazeera TV 6th Den 2013

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Galtung

It is the duty of Christians now…

It is “the duty of Christians now to draw from the rich heritage of the East the elements compatible with their faith in order to enrich Christian thought. The Church of the future will judge herself enriched by all that comes from today’s engagement with Eastern cultures and will find in this inheritance fresh cues for fruitful dialogue with the cultures which will emerge as humanity moves into the future.”
John Paul II in his Encyclical on Faith and Reason.

Pope Benedict in his interfaith meeting during his visit to the USA, after naming the dialogue of truth on the deeper questions of human life as the higher goal of interreligious dialogue, declared that;

“the ardent desire to follow in Christ’s footsteps spurs Christians to open their minds and hearts in dialogue”

he concluded with these words:

“By giving ourselves generously to this sacred task- through dialogue and countless acts of love , understanding and compassion – we can be instruments of peace for the whole human family.”
Tablet 26 April 2008
SOURCE: the Wild Goose Sangha

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THREE QUOTES ON MEDITATION “Reading makes a full…

THREE QUOTES ON MEDITATION

“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.” – William Cowper (English Poet 1731-1800)

“What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan” – Hakuin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakuin

“Conversation teaches more than meditation” and Good company…

“Conversation teaches more than meditation”

and

Good company turns a meal into a feast.

There will be no peace among the…

“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.” Dr Hans Küng, Professor of Ecumenical Theology & President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.