QotD: Thomas Merton.

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on Jul 18, 2011
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The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.

~ Thomas Merton

You know: You can’t hurt me. I can’t hurt you. We can only hurt ourselves.

My man:


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3 Responses to “QotD: Thomas Merton.”

  1. I love this passage by Thomas Merton, from No Man is an Island:

    "A man who is not at peace with himself necessarily projects his interior fighting into the society of those he lives with, and spreads a contagion of conflict all around him."

    Another aspect of interconnectedness and the futility of trying to change the world by political action alone, without doing the tougher, inner work, first.

  2. Andréa Balt says:

    I read Contemplative Prayer over a decade ago. I've had him as a spiritual reference since.

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