Christian–Buddhist Dialogue

Akizuki Ryomin

To speak of religious experience is to speak of an appropriation of a dropping-off of ego and an awareness of the Original, Formless Self. In other words, it is the true person that is seeing and hearing true suchness… the opening of the world of true suchness. This is… “an experience that touches the very foundations of religion, quite apart from one’s being Buddhist or Christian.”

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Originally published in the journal Inter-Religio, by the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. Republished here with thanks.