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.
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Tao or Dao is a Chinese concept signifying ‘way’, ‘path’, ‘route’, or sometimes more loosely, ‘doctrine’ or ‘principle’. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sujittra Chaturongkul
“The Way of Chuang Tzu” is Thomas Merton’s take on Chuang Tzu’s lessons of Taoism. One might ask why a person should learn about Taoism from a Trappist monk any more than one would... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bernie Gourley
Very interesting translation compared to others I read. There is a profound spirituality to this translation - and obviously a particularly Thomas Merton one.Published 3 months ago by old bilgewater
Thomas Merton was born in France in 1915. He was baptized in the Church of England. From the Church of England his spiritual journey led him through agnosticism to the Abbey of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Engelman
It's a difficult book to read in some ways, and certainly not for everyone. Zen students
may appreciate it. Read more