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Spiritual ascent in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam: a study in comparative mysticism

Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2007) Spiritual ascent in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam: a study in comparative mysticism. Transcendent Philosophy An International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, 8. pp. 151-182. ISSN 1471- 3217

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Abstract

This study examines the doctrine of spiritual ascent, central to mystical experience, as taught in theistic mysticism, as exemplified in Christianity and Islam, and non-theistic or monistic mysticism, as manifested in Buddhism. The study highlights the common characteristics and the variations in the teachings of spiritual ascent according to these three world religions. The primary objective is to explore how the universal human aspiration for a transcendent al experience common to these mystical traditions could be brought into contact with, or understood in the light of, the belief systems and values in which a particular mystical concept or formula sprouts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4608/45670
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual ascent; Mystical experience; Sufism; Nirvāna; Spiritual marriage
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life

B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Abdul Kabir Hussain Solihu
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 11:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45670

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