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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism Compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Buddhism and Orthodox Christian Asceticism

By Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex It is unfortunate that there is widespread confusion, not to mention delusion, in the inexperienced, whereby the Jesus Prayer is thought to be equivalent to yoga in Buddhism, or ‘transcendental meditation’, and other such Eastern exotica. Any similarity, however, is mostly external, and any inner convergence does not rise beyond the natural ‘anatomy’ of the ... Read More »