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Mysticism exists in all religions…

Posted on by David Madden

“Mysticism exists in all religions; every great world religion has its mystical sect or groups. What the Quakers, as mystics, are to Christianity, the Zen (or Chan) sect is to Buddhism, the Yogis are to Hinduism, the Sufis to Mohammedanism, and the Taoists to the religion of China. But Oriental mysticism, like Oriental religion in general, is individualistic…Quakerism is peculiar in being a group mysticism, grounded in Christian concepts.”
Howard H. Brinton, Friends for 350 Years, Pendle Hill Publications, 2002, pp. xix-xx

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