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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4322

Title: Spiritual interaction, not interfaith dialogue: a Buddhistic contribution
Authors: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J.
Keywords: interfaith dialogue
spiritual interaction
Buddhist linguistic interpretation
communication
spiritual communication
sensory emphasis in dialogue
Buddhism and linguistics
dialogue as communication
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Buddhist-Christian Studies 16 (1996), pp. 143-165.
Abstract: This article explores the concept and term 'interfaith dialogue' critically from Buddhist and linguistic points of view. The author proposes an alternative: 'spiritual interaction', which is based not on the 'word', but rather on a Buddhist 'view of communication'. This alternative focuses on all six senses, including the mind, and accomplishes two things: it removes the Christocentric context of interfaith dialogue, and it proposes a new language for a new, more inclusive and progressive worldview.
Description: Copyright is held by the University of Hawai'i Press. Permission has been granted for the reproduction of this material.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4322
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