Dan—
Brilliant.
—vjp

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Goanet Reformat <goanet.refor...@gmail.com>
wrote:

>  Yes, of course; but is the horse not already half out of the barn? In
> mid-seventies I attended 'upadesa' sessions given in Mysore by 'Father
> Amalor' (Amalorananda) --- Reverend D.S. Amalorpavadass, who championed
> 'Inculturation' in the wake of earlier spiritual leaders who insisted that
> the Vedanta & Christianity are joined in the natural evolution of East/West
> human culture becoming 'planetized'. Later 'tributaries' such as Islam, in
> due Evolutionary fashion join the mainstream---but everything takes Time!
>
> Amalor's detractors accused him of trying to 'Hinduise Christianity' and
> went to the extent of making a legal issue of it (in Madras/Chennai) which
> fortunately did not go very far.  These Issues are not 'solved' by the
> stroke of some power-broker pen but by a collective effort involving
> 'lifestyle adaptations'. Open Letter signed by Christian Intellectuals is
> commendable, but there can be danger of 'activist-sounding brass & tinkling
> cymbal'.
>

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