Thomas Merton

A Quote by Thomas Merton on thomas merton, technology, and truth

"Our technological society has no longer any place in it for wisdom that seeks truth for its own sake, that seeks the fullness of being, that seeks to rest in an intuition of the very ground of all being. Without wisdom, the apparent opposition of action and contemplation, of work and rest, of involvement and detachment, can never be resolved."

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Faith and Violence: 217-218

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on thomas merton, writer, social critic, monk, caution, freedom, liberation, and condemn

"If a writer is so cautious that he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never be able to write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will condemn."

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: True Solitude

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on spirituality, emptiness, thomas merton, and self-actualization

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, spontaneity and love.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: New Seeds of Contemplation

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on spirituality, emptiness, thomas merton, self-actualization, and dharma

God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of him. A word will never be able to comprehend the voice that utters it. But if I am true to the concept that God utters in me, if I am true to the thought of Him that I was meant to embody, I shall be full of his actuality and find him everywhere in myself, and find myself nowhere.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: New Seeds of Contemplation

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