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The Wholeness and Simplicity of Nirvana – 10 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – Zen and the Birds of Appetite

1. The importance of direct experience

“…we must nevertheless remember the importance of direct experience…”

2. The wholeness and simplicity of Nirvana

“When man is grounded in authentic truth and love the roots of desire themselves wither, brokenness is at an end, and truth is found in the wholeness and simplicity of Nirvana: perfect awareness and perfect compassion.

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P!nk and Merton on Personal Individuality

Just like fire burning up the way, if I could light up the world for just one day.  Watch this madness, colorful charade.  No one can be just like me anyway. 151 more words


Sailing to the Soul- Quotes Day 2.

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. 283 more words


To Participate In Creation – 7 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

1. Thank God that I am like other men

“This sense of liberation from an illusory difference was such a relief and such a joy to me that I almost laughed out loud.

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While Reading Merton

Today I picked up Seeds of Contemplation and began reading. I want to share what I’ve read and what I’ve felt and learned.

“Every moment and every event of every life on earth plants something in soul.”  Merton talked about the parable of the sower. 912 more words

The use of money, part 2

Enough small talk. No more chatter about what team we favor for the playoffs, or which apple we think makes the best pie, or what we like to do in our free time. 1,121 more words


Kokia ikonų svarba šiandieniniame pasaulyje?

Ikonos šiandieniniame pasaulyje svarbios lygiai tiek, kiek praėjusiais ar būsimais laikais. Jėzus – pirmoji ikona, dėl Jo pažįstame Tėvą, per Dvasią esame įtraukiami trejybinio Dievo bendrystę. 342 more words

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