On Eastern Meditation

On Eastern Meditation

Thomas Merton


an outstanding creation to the religions of the East via a monk from the West.Merton's biographer, George Woodcock, as soon as wrote that "almost from the start of his monastic occupation, Thomas Merton tentatively started to realize the nice Asian religions of Buddhism and Taoism." Merton, an established social justice suggest, first approached japanese theology as an admirer of Gandhi's ideals on non-violence. via Gandhi, Merton got here to understand the good Hindu textual content the Bhagavad Gita and in time got here to have dialogues with the Dalai Lama and Taoist chief D. T. Suzuki. Merton then turned deeply drawn to Chuang Tzu and Zen proposal. On jap Meditation, edited via Bonnie Thurston (author of Merton and Buddhism), gathers the easiest of his japanese theological writings right into a gorgeously designed reward e-book variation.

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