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Griffiths, Bede

Griffiths, Bede, (1907–93). Christian monk and leading figure in the development of reinforcing spiritual practice from Christian and Eastern religious roots. Griffiths said that he went to India to find the other half of his soul. In 1968, he became prior of the then failing Saccidananda Ashram (Āśrama), putting into practice his vision of (as he entitled one of his books) The Marriage of East and West. He died revered in India though still suspect to some in the Vatican for an implicit syncretism—which in fact he always denied as a destruction of both traditions.

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