Thoughts In Solitude

Thomas merton writes: "when society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely or timeless now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private.

His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate. Thoughts in solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works.

Thomas merton, a trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury.

New Seeds of Contemplation

John of the cross, the cloud of unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau. New seeds of contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives.

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 soil of freedom, spontaneity and love.

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For merton, "every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

No Man Is an Island

New Directions. A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to. Live the richest, fullest and noblest life” Chicago Tribune. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, as always, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, inspiring and compassionate.

Mariner Books. A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality.

The Seven Storey Mountain

Mariner Books. At the abbey of gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom, " Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The seven storey mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt.

Hard Cover Book. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks.

Shannon. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives. A modern-day confessions of saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. New Directions.

Contemplative Prayer Image Classic

In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. Mariner Books. Hard Cover Book. New Directions. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.

Contemplative prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.


The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions

The personal tones of the translations, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East. Hard Cover Book.

Used book in Good Condition. The hermits of screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo. Mariner Books. The wisdom of the desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books―surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

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Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander Image Classic

Mariner Books. Hard Cover Book. In this series of notes, experiences, and reflections, opinions, Thomas Merton examines some of the most urgent questions of our age. Used book in Good Condition. Conjectures of a guilty bystander is merton at his best–detached but not unpassionate, at all times alive and searching, humorous yet sensitive, with a gift for language which has made him one of the most widely read and influential spiritual writers of our time.

With his characteristic forcefulness and candor, ” politics, modern life and values, he brings the reader face-to-face with such provocative and controversial issues as the “death of God, and racial strife–issues that are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago. New Directions.

A Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from His Journals

Used book in Good Condition. Hard Cover Book. New Directions. Mariner Books. A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation.

Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.

A Book of Hours

A book of hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, prayers, with psalms, readings, and reflections. Isbn13: 9781933495057. Hard Cover Book. 100% satisfaction Guaranteed. Mariner Books. New Directions. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback.

. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Thomas merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Now, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, for the first time, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours".

Editor kathleen deignan mined merton's voluminous writings, Day, arranging prayers for Dawn, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week.

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints Christian Classics

Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Hard Cover Book. Isbn13: 9781933495057. New Directions. By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, stories from the gospels, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, Henri Nouwen, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII the reader will see how becoming who you are, as well as the lives of other holy men and women among them, peace of mind and even sanctity.

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Zen and the Birds of Appetite

There is no body to be found. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. It was there all the time but the scavengers missed it, because it was not their kind of prey. This gets at the humor, paradox, and joy that one feels in Merton's discoveries of Zen during the last years of his life, a joy very much present in this collection of essays.

The birds may come and circle for a while. Just as the body of "zen" cannot be found by the scavengers, Merton suggests, so too, with the eternal truth of Christ. Exploring the relationship between Christianity and Zen, especially through his dialogue with the great Zen teacher D. T. Merton, one of the rare western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners.

Used book in Good Condition. Zen enriches no one, " thomas merton provocatively writes in his opening statement to Zen and the Birds of Appetite―one of the last books to be published before his death in 1968. But they soon go elsewhere. Condition: New. Hard Cover Book. Notes: brand new from publisher! buy with confidence, over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback.