. .Father Bede Griffiths. .
A Catholic Benedictine, he founded the Ashram at Shantivarum not to spread
Christianity, but to unify it with Hindu practice. His interfaith
practice inspires me as an example of religion unifying mankind. We
spend several weeks here, in meditaiton and ritual. Greg and I feel privileged
when he allows us to paint him while he meditates with open eyes. During
one long discussion on enlightenment and salvation he answers me, "Yes,
I believe it is possible to contact God through the Catholic Church."