In 1990 Father Bede Griffiths suffered a near fatal stroke that was to change his life. He experienced an extraordinary transformation. Father Bede went on to a greater understanding of Love, Non-Duality and the importance of the feminine aspects of life. Recorded at his home at Saccidananda Ashram in Southern India, Father Bede discusses with humour and great humility, the changes that he experienced over the last two years of his life.
Bede Griffiths was a Benedictine monk, a pioneer of the Christian-Hindu dialogue, and the head of Shantivanam, a Christian ashram in India. Here he discusses his life in India, his attempts to enrich the Christian contemplative path through Hindu mysticism, and his hope for the formation of small lay contemplative communities in the West. We filmed this interview in Sept., 1992. Fr. Bede died the following year in June, 1993 at the age of 86.
Fr. Bede Griffiths talks about how exploring other religions can enhance the faith you practice. If people can learn to simplify their lives, look beyond reality to the mystery, they can be closer to God. This clip is the courtesy of the National Council of Churches from their film "Search for Spirituality."