The hymns we find here are prayers. To be able to invocate, that is, to call upon something greater than ourselves and so break our own bounderies is the beginning of wisdom, the source of hope and the condition of joy.
About the Author(s)
RAIMON PANIKKAR was ordained as a Catholic priest and is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At present he lives in the mountains of Catalunya trying to learn the wisdom of life.