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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Think Thanks

Raimon Panikkar (1918 - 2010) is the Indo-Catalan, Christian-Hindu-Buddhist philosopher and theologian 'with whom' I spent these last three years, working on the multilingual edition of his Complete Works together with a wonderful editorial team, mostly women, starting from the boss Milena Carrara Pavan of Vivarium Foundation, the Italian-to-English translator Geraldine Clarkson, etc., to whom the most heartfelt thanks are due. The link with this project, three years ago, was provided by the Soto Zen Buddhist Argentinian-Italian "witness" and writer Mauricio Yushin Marassi. On some occasions, when German texts were involved, a collaboration popped up with another dear friend, Prof. Horace Jeffery Hodges, an Ozarks Professor in Seoul. And this list alone teaches many things about Panikkar's thought.