Comparative Religion is part of the Extended Seminars Collection. A multi-faceted intellectual exploration of the philosophies of various world religions; comparing and contrasting mythologies and the psychological and spiritual disciplines they embody.
Originally mastered for cassette the series was updated and remastered for CD in the mid-90’s and was also released to public radio as part of the Love is Wisdom program.
Well now, last night, I was being specific about one of the yogas of everyday life and applying it to the art of cooking. And as a concluding session, I want to discuss the way in which consciousness of your essential oneness with this whole universe and what we call...read more
I thought that in discussing the yogas of everyday life, I should get rather specific and speak in detail about one of the yogas of everyday life as an example of all of them. And I could have chosen something exotic like learning judo, or archery or something like...read more
Well now, in pursuing the subject further, of yoga as everyday activity. I presume it is understood just what the word yoga, used in a very general sense, involves. The Indians use two words what I'm talking about one is yoga. And the other is sub par not. Meaning....read more
I see many faces here tonight that are rather new to me, and I'm happy about this, because I believe in turnover. I don't like the idea of a philosopher who has a kind of constant clique-ish following of disciples. Because I believe that the kind of philosophy I'm...read more
It's curious that in all the three approaches we have thus far discussed. The response of repentance, resignation, and rebellion, that there's an element of desperation in each one of them. Each one is an expression of conflict. A conflict between the human being...read more
Thus far, we have discussed two of the four attitudes of the human predicament. Characteristics of religions and methods of spiritual development. The attitudes of repentance and of resignation. Now let me repeat that the premise of this whole discussion the first...read more
Now I have been discussing four fundamental attitudes that are found in the various religions of the world towards the human predicament. And as you see still on the blackboard, they are given to be four R’s instead of the three r's. Repentance opposite rebellion. And...read more
You know the more I study people's religions, and I've started them for an awful long time, the less I am inclined to quarrel with anybody's position or belief. Or way of practice. And this is also true of various philosophical systems. It's all right that...read more