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New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2003
ISBN : 1590300491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: "It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational,' which is almost as bad." In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than "life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." The thirty-nine short "seeds" that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.

New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780811217248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Featuring a new introduction, a republication of a spiritual classic introduces western readers to the mystical dimensions of the human soul, inviting readers to develop and nurture a contemplative and vital sense of spirituality. Reprint.

Seeds

Seeds Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2002
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The essence of Merton's thought and its relevance for today, presented in a collection of short readings from a broad selection of his work.

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 1955
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life.

Seeds of Contemplation

Seeds of Contemplation Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : New Directions
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780811209908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays discuss holiness, identity, unity, solitude, integrity, fear, hatred, faith, traditions, freedom, detachment, and prayer

What Is Contemplation

What Is Contemplation  Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Ravenio Books
Release : 2015-11-06
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are so many Christians who do not appreciate the magnificent dignity of their vocation to sanctity, to the knowledge, love and service of God. There are so many Christians who do not realize what possibilities God has placed in the life of Christian perfection — what possibilities for joy in the knowledge and love of Him. There are so many Christians who have practically no idea of the immense love of God for them, and of the power of that Love to do them good, to bring them happiness. Why do we think of the gift of contemplation, infused contemplation, mystical prayer, as something essentially strange and esoteric reserved for a small class of almost unnatural beings and prohibited to everyone else? It is perhaps because we have forgotten that contemplation is the work of the Holy Ghost acting on our souls through His gifts of Wisdom and Understanding with special intensity to increase and perfect our love for Him. These gifts are part of the normal equipment of Christian sanctity. They are given to all in Baptism, and if they are given it is presumably because God wants them to be developed. Their development will always remain the free gift of God and it is true that His wise Providence sees fit to develop them less in some saints than in others. But it is also true that God often measures His gifts by our desire to receive them, and by our cooperation with His grace, and the Holy Spirit will not waste any of His gifts on people who have little or no interest in them.

The Inner Experience

The Inner Experience Book
Author : Thomas Merton,William H. Shannon
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-09-11
ISBN : 0062245082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Now in paperback, revised and redesigned: This is Thomas Merton's last book, in which he draws on both Eastern and Western traditions to explore the hot topic of contemplation/meditation in depth and to show how we can practice true contemplation in everyday life. Never before published except as a series of articles (one per chapter) in an academic journal, this book on contemplation was revised by Merton shortly before his untimely death. The material bridges Merton's early work on Catholic monasticism, mysticism, and contemplation with his later writing on Eastern, especially Buddhist, traditions of meditation and spirituality. This book thus provides a comprehensive understanding of contemplation that draws on the best of Western and Eastern traditions. Merton was still tinkering with this book when he died; it was the book he struggled with most during his career as a writer. But now the Merton Legacy Trust and experts have determined that the book makes such a valuable contribution as his major comprehensive presentation of contemplation that they have allowed its publication.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Image
Release : 2009-11-17
ISBN : 9780307589538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Year with Thomas Merton

A Year with Thomas Merton Book
Author : Thomas Merton
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061757675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.