The nuclear physicist David Bohm clearly explains
how a “particle view of matter”
harms all the sciences
as well as how we think and live
and therefore harms society and its future.
The universe is not a static framework
of separate particles – therefore if Jesu
is the Christ and alive today we need a Christology
that is organic/interrelated/dynamic/cosmic.
Buddhists have this with their cosmic lineage
of wonderful/interconnected/universal Buddhas –
when they say they believe in the Buddha
their faith is in this lineage not in the one
historical Buddha – Gautama – of our era.
The Buddha-mind or Buddha-nature
can be compared to the Image of God within us
or having the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)/
being one spirit with Christ/the Cosmic Christ within.
This Buddha-mind/Christ-mind/Image of God within
integrates Buddhism/Christianity/Judaism –
we are all talking about the same thing.
A key concept for Meister Eckhart was conformity
to the mind of Christ/conformity to God/deiformity –
this union with God within us transforms our knowledge
of God/births God into the world/transforms the world
so that “our hands become gloves for the hands of God”
– Frederick Buechner
But John of the Cross and Ignatius of Loyola agree:
mystics open themselves to cosmic forces of good
and evil – many locutions and visions from the devil
are similar to those of God, therefore
constant discernment of spirits is necessary:
is this ecstatic rapture from the Holy One
or from the Father of Lies