Thursday, January 5, 2023

Bede Griffiths


 But there [in John’s Gospel], Jesus reveals this inner mystery of His openness with the Father. This to me is the climax of it all, that this Son of Man, this man knows Himself in this unity with the Father. He can say, ‘I and the Father are one’. And that is the mystery of unity-in-distinction. This is the point that is generally missed …. Jesus does not say, ‘I am the Father’. That would be pure advaita, pure identity, but says rather, ‘I and the Father are one’, which is unity-in-distinction …. And He also says, ‘I am in the Father and the Father is in me’. That is the proper way of expressing advaita in Christian terms.”


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