A Quote by Thomas Merton on silence and regligion

If there is no silence beyond and within the many words of doctrine, there is no religion, only a religious ideology.  For religion goes beyond words and actions, and attains to the ultimate Truth only in silence and Love.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Thomas Merton: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters Series), Pages: 78

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