Hi David Baron, thanks for your response. It got me thinking I heard a while ago. It related to Meister Eckhart. Ursula Fleming wanted to become a Buddhist but her guide encouraged her back to her tradition to Eckhart.
Karen Armstrong , the author, says something similar. I hear what they say though I am wanderer and it is for me to wander amongst many traditions.
It sounds from what you write it was the right advice for you. best, g
Ursula Fleming never pretended to be an Eckhart scholar, but no human being influenced her more profoundly than did…www.eckhartsociety.org
Ursula Fleming never pretended to be an Eckhart scholar, but no human being influenced her more profoundly than did Meister Eckhart — not even Marco Pallis, and that is saying quite a lot. When, in her teens, she abandoned her Catholic religion, intending to become a Buddhist, she turned for spiritual guidance to Pallis –mountaineer, musician and philosopher as well as a Buddhist himself — but he told her: ‘Go back to the religion of your birth. Go back to the Sacraments. And read Eckhart.’ When, having done what her spiritual guide told her, she said to him: ‘I like Eckhart but I only understand fragments of what he is saying,’ Marco Pallis replied: ‘Don’t try to understand him. Just go on reading him’