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The Dynamics of the Will in Buddhist and Christian Practice
Buddhist-Christian Studies
  • Philip Novak, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
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Religion and Philosophy

"The task of this paper is to suggest that the will-dynamics educed by Buddhist and Christian contemplative paths share fundamental structural similarities, a hypothesis which, if true, lends support to the notion of a psychologia perennis. The contemplative dimensions of Buddhism and Christianity, we will suggest, possess formally similar strategies for the attunement of the human will to its source in the Real, and attunement and dynamic balance in which both Buddhist and Christian contemplatives discover the salvation they seek." ~ from the article


Copyright © 1984 the East-West Religious Project, University of Hawaii. Reproduced with permission.

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Originally published as: Novak, P. (1984). The dynamics of the will in Buddhisht and Christian practice. Buddhist-Christian Studies, 4. 51 - 72.
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Philip Novak. "The Dynamics of the Will in Buddhist and Christian Practice" Buddhist-Christian Studies Vol. 4 (1984) p. 51 - 72 ISSN: 0882-0945
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