“Serve the Cosmic Christ”
Whether You Are Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist….

In my last post I offered the three things that - whether you are a Buddhist or a Hindu or a Catholic or a Protestant or a Taoist or an atheist–will change your life with the realization of this new evolutionary energy that was birthed by Jesus. First, we all have to realize that it is one minute to midnight. We don’t have time to take a less glorious adventure. Second, any deep meditation on Jesus and the path that he offers will show you that this is not an easy path. This great birth is only g … [Read more...]

Teachings of the Cosmic Christ from Fr. Bede Griffiths

My search for the meaning of life had led me through the world’s great religions, to the teachings of Ramakrishna, the initiation of the mystical Mahayana teacher Thuksey Rinpoche, the community of the great Sufi mystic Eva De Vitray-Meyerovitch, the soft-breasted hills of Galilee, and ultimately the answer of the Dalai Lama: “The meaning of life is to embody the transcendent.” And as I pondered his answer, it led to another, deeper question: what does it mean to embody the transcendent?And … [Read more...]

My Own Journey to the Cosmic Christ

How did I come to experience the Cosmic Christ? Appropriately enough, my path led through the great world religions to a culmination of perception and belief.I was born in India in 1952, and I was born to Protestant parents. But from the beginning of my life, I knew that there could not be one answer, one faith that covered all bases, because I lived in a sacred world in which all avenues to the divine were considered holy. I had Protestant parents; I had a Catholic nanny; I had a Muslim … [Read more...]

Meeting the Cosmic Christ as an Ally in Our Evolutionary Transformation

We are now in a second axial age. We are in the middle of the most dangerous, the most testing, the most precarious evolutionary transformation in our history. And it is essential, I believe, to understand exactly what this evolutionary transformation demands of us, so that we can survive the great global dark night and, through it and because of it, birth a wholly new level of embodied divine consciousness on this earth, and then act—act with passion, act with urgency, act with peace, act with w … [Read more...]

To be a Christian is to be a Mystic

In my last post, I wrote of the passing of imperial Christianity, and the archetype of the Cosmic Christ that lies, largely ignored, at the mystic heart of the Christian tradition. But while the mystic experience of cosmic connection has been viewed with suspicion by the institutional church, it has not vanished!John Dominic Crossan,  in his book In Search of Paul, concludes thus: “Does Paul think, therefore, that only mystics can be Christians, and that all Christians must be mystics? In a w … [Read more...]

From Christianity to Christ Path and the Help of Mysticism

The Christ Path Seminars begin with a searching question: The world as we knew it is passing. What sort of humans must we become to co-create a just, sustainable and spiritually awakened society in its place?We’re talking about a new, evolving humanity, and what might this begin to look like? Where are the seeds all around us to grow us at this time? Thomas Berry puts it this way, and I think this is encouraging, almost optimistic, at a time such as we live in today. He says: “The dark per … [Read more...]

The Two Goals of a Healthy Community:
Becoming Mystics, Becoming Prophets

As we open our conversation here on Patheos, I want to talk concretely about those who are in communities, whether those communities be parishes or base communities that you’re starting up, or whether you’re just waiting for an inspiration about what really will be your connection. I want to ask the questions: What is a parish? What is a caring community? What does a community do for us, what do we do for the community?I say there are two things involved in any healthy community. First, it pr … [Read more...]


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