Actually, Trappist monks in the early 1970’s visited TM looking closely for 
spiritual technique outside what they saw as their own confine of practice 
within the Church, seeking spiritual experience which the Church evidently did 
not have, the monks came then to learn ™ as a spiritual practice. 

---In, <> wrote :

 Interesting though to note the Church in this document carefully carves out 
space for Centering Prayer taken from TM in reformation spirituality movement 
within their progressive ranks. 

 Excerpt in the last paragraphs of the document..
 “Many people are convinced that there is no harm in 'borrowing' from the 
wisdom of the East, but the example of Transcendental Meditation (TM) should 
make Christians cautious about the prospect of committing themselves 
unknowingly to another religion (in this case, Hinduism), despite what TM's 
promoters claim about its religious neutrality. There is no problem with 
learning how to meditate, but the object or content of the exercise clearly 
determines whether it relates to the God revealed by Jesus Christ, to some 
other revelation, or simply to the hidden depths of the self.”

 eustace10679 posts:

---In, <> wrote :

 Not New Age?
 TM at Vatican Conference,

 “..I have only a small
 flickering light to
 guide me in the darkness of a
 thick forest. Up comes a
 theologian and blows it
 out.”  -Denis Diderot

---In, <> wrote :

 Thanks for posting this. It is a remarkable document. Very mental. The mind 
certainly can come up with all kinds of rationalizations, excuses and 
perspectives to perpetuate itself.  Their defending market share by both 
defining the enemy and castigating seems a strategy of sorts of like ™ 
pro-actively tries to frame Buddhism in a place. 

 This patriarchal bottom line in their castigating contends if it don’t have 
Christ in it then the spirituality is no good. Nicene Creed. Let the 
inquisition begin.  

 And what does Catholicism have to offer? Tell us. Tell us of our friends who 
live damaged by Catholicism.  




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