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Mystics and Zen masters.

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the way of meditation, or contemplation, in both Eastern and Western religions. By immersing himself in his subject and its literature for many years and through his own illuminating insights as a contemplative, the author helps the reader on his way to an understanding and appreciation of a rich and ancient spiritual experience.
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Mystics and Zen masters.
New York, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux [1967]
(OCoLC)643880738
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
ISBN: 0374520011 9780374520014
OCLC Number: 377395
Description: x, 303 pages 22 cm
Contents: Mystics and Zen masters --
Classic Chinese thought --
Love and Tao --
The Jesuits in China --
From pilgrimage to crusade --
Virginity and humanism in the Western fathers --
The English mystics --
Self-knowledge in Gertrude More and Augustine Baker --
Russian mystics --
Protestant monasticism --
Pleasant Hill --
Contemplation and dialogue --
Zen Buddhist monasticism --
The Zen Koan --
The other side of despair --
Buddhism and the modern world.

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A study of the way of meditation, or contemplation, in both Eastern and Western religions. By immersing himself in his subject and its literature for many years and through his own illuminating insights as a contemplative, the author helps the reader on his way to an understanding and appreciation of a rich and ancient spiritual experience.

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