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The Pocket Thomas Merton

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
June, 2017
ISBN:
9781611803761
Quantity: 
2
$14.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A treasury of wisdom from the influential Christian contemplative, political activist, social visionary, and literary figure. The Pocket Thomas Merton offers insights into the key themes of Merton's teachings—the distinction between our false and true selves, the modern world, cultural illusions, and the struggle for justice and sanctification.

Faith then is not just the grim determination to cling to a certain form of words, no matter what may happen… Above all faith is the opening of the inward eye, the eye of the heart, to be filled with the presence of the Divine light.

An abridgement of his larger collection, Seeds, this edition features some of his most poignant writings and showcases his mastery of the paragraph.

The purpose of a book of meditations is to teach you how to think and not to do your thinking for you. Consequently if you pick up such a book and simply read it through, you are wasting your time. As soon as any thought stimulates your mind or your heart you can put the book down because your meditation has begun.

Previously compiled in The Pocket Thomas Merton, this book is now presented in a larger trim size for the first time and includes a new introduction by Robert Inchausti.

I believe the reason for the inner confusion of Western man is that our technological society has no longer any place in it for wisdom that seeks truth for its own sake, that seeks the fullness of being, that seeks to rest in an intuition of the very ground of all being.

In his foreword, Robert Thurman writes, “What we have here is the quintessential cream of Merton’s reflective kindness… Each of us must look within to find our deepest nature, freedom, joy, and the natural true concern for others that is the key to life.”

Publisher’s Description: 

A treasury of wisdom from the influential Christian contemplative, political activist, social visionary, and literary figure.

The Essential Thomas Merton offers insights into the key themes of Merton's teachings--the distinction between our false and true selves, the modern world, cultural illusions, and the struggle for justice and sanctification. An abridgement of his larger collection, Seeds, this edition features some of his most poignant writings and showcases his mastery of the paragraph. Previously compiled in The Pocket Thomas Merton, this book is now presented in a larger trim size for the first time and includes a new introduction by Robert Inchausti.

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