Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Desert Night Sky: The Alabama Hills

“One may try to look at the sky, but in fact one looks through it…. for no matter how deeply one sees into the sky, there is always an infinite depth remaining.” Thomas McEvilley The green overhead street sight for … Continue reading

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The Road to Abiquiu

    “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 … Continue reading

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Leaving the House of Prayer

“However, (Thomas Merton said), the usual road to contemplation is through the desert, a barren land with no trees, beauty or water. This prospect is so frightening that we are afraid to enter. In that desert God is nowhere to … Continue reading

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Seeing the Divine WIthin

“In the fourth century AD the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Arabia and Persia were peopled by a race of men….They sought a way to God that was uncharted and freely chosen, not inherited from others who had mapped it out … Continue reading

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Mutual Dialogue on Religious Differences

“The longest journey is the journey inward.” Dag Hammerskjold, Markings. A clue to encounters with the spiritualities of the world can be found in Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddartha. “One can only pass on knowledge, but not wisdom,” Siddartha explains at … Continue reading

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