|This study in comparative mysticism (originally
given as lectures at the Sorbonne) explores the relationship between Hindu mystics
(notably Shankara and Sri Ramakrishna) and Christian Carmelite mystics (notably St. John
of the Cross), using jnana, bhakti, and raja yogas as a basis for comparison as well as
the sacred scriptures of both traditions.
Swami Siddheswarananda (1897-1957) was a prince of the House of Cochin who, after serving the Order of Ramakrishna, many years in India, was sent to France in 1937 to found a Vedanta Centre near Paris. He was well known in France as an author and lecturer.
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