1. Quoted by Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels, Weidenfield and Nicholson, London, 1980, p.XXI. French translation les Evangiles Secrets, Gallimard, 1982

2. Saint Clement of Alexandria, Stromates Book VI, Ch.X, Robertson, Edinburgh, 1872, p.350.

3. Raimundo Pannikar, The Unknown Christ of Hinduism, Darton, Longman and Todd, London, 1964.

4. Catherine Clementin - Ojha: a) Some Remarks on Christian Vocabulary in Hindi, Adhyatan, 5, 1990, p.145-166. b)The way in which Hindus consider Christianity in India, The Catholic Institute Review, No. 38, April-June 1991, p. 9-33.

5. All this information has been taken from B.M. Pande, Indian Religions and the West: Historical Perspective, Yoga Vivekananda Patrika, 9, 1, Madras, 1980, p.257 sqq., and further quoting Ch. Elist, Hinduism and Buddhism, London, 1957, vol. III, p. 443.

6. J-Y Leloup, L'Evangile de Thomas (St. Thomas' Gospel), Logion 144.

7. Saint Clement of Alexandria, Stromates, Cant 3, Cap 98, Sources Chretiennes (Christian Sources), No. 5, Cerf.

8. Pagels

9. Annie Jaubert's study on Le titre de Fils de Dieu (The Title of Son of God), in Approaches de l'Evangile de Jean (Approaches to Saint John's Gospel), Seuil, 1976, p. 156-160. For the vision of Jesus in the firt two centuries, refer to Les Premiers Chretiens (The First Christians) by the same author, Seuil, 1967.

10. Master Eckhart, Sermons, Seuil, 1978, tome II, p.64.

11. Id., p. 58.

12. Id., p. 191.

13. Marc-Alain Ouakine, Le Livre brûle (The Burnt Book), Lieu Commun, 1990, p. 13 and 16.

14. Marcel Jousse L'Anthropologie du Geste (The Anthropology of Gesture), Gallimard, and Rene Girard, Des choses cachees depuis la fondation du monde (Things Hidden since the Founding of the World), Grasset.

15. Geoffrey Parrinder, Avatar and Incarnation, a Comparison of Christian and Indian Belief, Oxford University Press, New York, 1982.

16. Swami Sardananda, Ramakrishna, the Great Master, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Madras, 6th ed. 1983.

17. The Gospel of Ramakrishna, II, p.397.

18. Bhagvad Gita XVIII, 66.

19. Sardananda, p. 90

20. Jacques Vigne, Le Maitre spirituel dans le christianisme (The Spiritual Master in Christianity), in Swami Abhishiktanada's souvenir volume, Bangalore, 1994, Guru and Psychotherapist, Albin Michel, 1991, p.44.

21. Sardananda, p.113.

22. H. Leisegang, La Gnose (Gnosis), Payot, 1951, p.199.

23. Id. p. 45.

24. Pagels, p. 15 and 31.

25. Bruno Forte, La Trinite comme histoire (The Trinity as History), Nouvelle Cite, Paris.

26. Saint Basile de Cesarie (Traite du Saint-Esprit (Treatise of the Holy Spirit), Christian Sources, Cerf., ch XXX.

27. Saint Augustin De Trinitate 5, 9, 10, Quoted by Forte, p. 158.

28. Clemens Romanus, 1, 41, 3, quoted by Pagels, p. 34.

29. Id., p. 33, 38 and 44.

30. Regine Pemoud, Les Saints du Moyen Age (The Saints of the Middle Ages), Plon, 1984, p.40.

31. Pages, p.33.

32. On this subject see Louis Marie Vigne, Quelques aspects de l'introduction de la liturgy romaine en Gaule sous Pepin le Bref et Charlemagne (Some Aspects of the Introduction of the Roman Liturgy in Gaul under Pepin the Short and Charlemagne), Paris, Cujas, 1977.

33. Aloysins Pieris, Une theologie asiatique de la liberation (An Asian Theology of Liberation), Le Centurion, 1990.

34. A.J. Festugiere, Socrates, Foi Vivante, Cerf, 1977, p.132.

35. Thomas Merton, La Sagesse du desert (The Wisdom of the Desert), Albin Michel, 1967.

36. Pagels, p.74.

37. Cardinal Ratzinger Quelques aspects de la meditation chretienne (Some Aspects of Christian Meditation), Libraine Vaticane, 1989.