Monday, October 25

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Relevance of mysticism in faith discussed in forum

Relevance of mysticism in faith discussed in forum

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PHILOSOPHY MAJORS were encouraged to comprehend the relevance of mysticism in embracing one's faith by engaging in philosophical talks in a forum titled "Mysticism: A Challenge to Spiritual Intimacy" held Wednesday at the Engineering Conference Hall. Mysticism, as defined by Assoc. Prof. Reynaldo Reyes, is an intimate experience with the absolute being and an aspect of philosophy which focuses on the recognition of the unseen but felt. “What is essential is invisible to the eyes. Yet, at times, what are invisible to the senses are more real than what we see ─ beauty of truth, the sincerity of a person, [and] the love of a mother to a child are not themselves visible,” he said. Reyes also likened mysticism to love because both cannot be understood by reason but can be realized