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Mystics and Zen Masters

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Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience.

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In this eclectic collection, Thomas Merton discusses early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers and Zen Buddhism with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within.


"All these studies are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the way which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Author Merton, Thomas
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 320 pp.
Publisher The Noonday Press 1961
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