» » Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)

Download Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot) fb2

by Thomas Merton
Download Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot) fb2
Religious Studies
  • Author:
    Thomas Merton
  • ISBN:
    0811212939
  • ISBN13:
    978-0811212939
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    New Directions; 1st edition (July 17, 1995)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Religious Studies
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1184 kb
  • ePUB format
    1536 kb
  • DJVU format
    1344 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    252
  • Formats:
    rtf mobi mbr docx


Similar books to Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot). An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton's essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him - Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism.

Similar books to Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot).

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him-Taoism, Buddhism (in many . Books related to Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot).

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him-Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism.

Электронная книга "Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)", Thomas Merton

Электронная книга "Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)", Thomas Merton. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot). Published by New Directions (1995). ISBN 10: 0811212939 ISBN 13: 9780811212939.

Thoughts On The East. Thomas Merton In Alaska. In 1944, New Directions brought out Thomas Merton’s first book of verse

Thoughts On The East. Seeds Of Contemplation. The Literary Essays Of Thomas Merton. The Collected Poems Of Thomas Merton. My Argument With The Gestapo. The Asian Journals of Thomas Merton. The Geography Of Lograire. Zen And The Birds Of Appetite. In 1944, New Directions brought out Thomas Merton’s first book of verse. By the time of his tragic, untimely death in 1968, Father Louis (as he was known at the Trappist monastery where he lived for twenty-seven years) had published upwards of fifty books and pamphlets, including several more collections of poetry.

item 1 Thoughts On The East, Merton, Thomas, Good Condition Book, ISBN 9780860122685 -Thoughts On The . This is a collection of extracts from Thomas Merton's Asian Journal, and other short works on Eastern religions written in the last few years of his life.

item 1 Thoughts On The East, Merton, Thomas, Good Condition Book, ISBN 9780860122685 -Thoughts On The East, Merton, Thomas, Good Condition Book, ISBN 9780860122685. item 2 Thoughts on the East, Merton, Thomas, Used; Good Book -Thoughts on the East, Merton, Thomas, Used; Good Book. It provides essential definitions of the Eastern religions that so interested him in the last years of his life.

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton. Introductions East and West: The Foreign Prefaces of Thomas Merton. Woods, Shore and Desert: A Notebook, May 1968.

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him―Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism. 

Unified by Merton’s belief that East and West share “a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual climate,” this eclectic selection also offers a fascinating introduction by the late George Woodcock, author of the acclaimed critical study, Thomas Merton: Monk and Poet.

Macage
Thomas Merton, cistercian monk, always surprises me, and this text isn't an exception.
Very recommendable for all people searching por real contemplation.
Wild Python
This brief (84pp) book, pieces together a few writings from Thomas Merton with introduction by George Woodcock. This is not Merton systematically writing and rather uneven. Sometimes it seems shallow ("My opinion is you never find happiness till you stop looking for it"). I think it is best when Merton contrasts the Eastern religion with his own Christian experience as a monk, especially in the chapter on Zen. He contrasts Zen's lack of categorization with Jesus "Judge not and be not judged", and contrasted study of Zen with Meister Eckhart "The shell must be cracked apart ... for if you want the kernel you must break the shell". Readers of this would enjoy "Zen and the birds of appetite". On Hinduism he contrasts the song of Bhagavad-Gita with Song of Solomon, and refers to Jesus as "Conditioned brahman". The conversations with Tibetan lay monk is intriguing, when the Tibetan suggest he find a Tibetan Guru Merton responds "he asked me if I were willing to risk it and I said why not?", and also "He said he had meditated in solitude for thirty years or more and had not attained to perfect emptiness and I said I hadn't either".
Lavivan
This little book was very interesting, but it lacked depth. Merton lets us in on some very surprising information, for example, he was planning to take a Tibetan guru to learn Tibetan Buddhist Tantric meditation techniques. he comments on Sufiem, Zen, Taoism, Hindooism, and Buddhism with great eloquence, although his style is a bit dull. Even so, it is a wonder that he wasn't excommunicated for his ecumenicism. Few Christians that I know of would be so willing to look with an open heart and mind into the world of eastern mystical practices without being superior or condemning. He looks upon these practices with reverence and respect. Still, it is hard to get much out of such a small book, and little is really said, either about his own personal struggles or the religions in question. A nice addition includes his interviews with Llamo Thondup, the 14th Dalai Llama. If you're into Merton, this is a nice book, but it is not really for everyone.