Thomas Merton is the saintly man who caused the Dalai Lama to come to admire Christianity as the equal of his beloved Buddhism. (Robert Thurman)
Merton is an artist, a Zen. (Thich Nhat Hanh)” --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This book is an excellent starting place in the study of the early writings of the Tao.
I have a lot of different translations of the works of Chuang Zi. Read more
Have read this book over and over for forty years. The best Taoist book ever.Published 3 months ago by william curtis
Merton's translation is infinitely readable. My favorite of the many out there. His intro is brilliant as well—except for that one part about comparing Changzi to the Apostle Paul... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gavin G. Dillard
A difficult read without greater understanding of Buddhist terms and philosophy.Published 3 months ago by Woman Golfer
Great book. Merton's Christian views sometimes impact the translation.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thomas Merton's interpretations of Chuang Tsu's writings on Tao and Confucianism provide a wonderful vehicle for the contemplation of Self, Selflessness, No-Being and any other... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gerry O'Sullivan
This is a step toward a catholic and apostolic church. Thomas Merton clearly understood the direction in which Pope Francis is leading.Published 5 months ago by Jim
Excited to read this one to, purchased two others..... Zen Catholicism and Seven Storey Mountain..... Very well thought out. We need balance in our lives. It is lacking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christine Waller