Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings by Thomas Merton

By Thomas Merton

An intensely own devotional ebook from Thomas Merton, the final word non secular author of our time, displaying his contemplative and spiritual facet via his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. the single Merton present e-book available.

Dialogues with Silence incorporates a number of prayers from all through Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied via all a hundred of Merton's not often obvious, pleasant Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and may allure new readers in addition to Merton devotees. there's no different Merton devotional like this, and the paperback version may be elegantly designed and packaged.

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Who generator determined the path of the sun and stars ? Who (has the first ordained) that the O moon shall Wise One, and yet more, "This I ask Thee, tell wax and wane? All wish to know/* this, I me truly, O Lord: Who upheld the earth beneath and the heavens (above) The Religion of the Good Life 40 from (created) water and plants? horses to the wind and clouds? Who, yoked the two O Wise One, Mind)? "This Who Who falling? is the creator of Vohu Manah (Good O Lord: Who ask Thee, tell me truly, and darkness?

Will Asha all (Righteousness) and its works render help (at the Dost Thou assign power through Vohu Manah? For whom hast Thou made this earth the producer of last)? joy? O ask Thee, tell me truly, Ahura! " O ask Thee, tell me truly, Ahura! " Ahura Mazda $5 "I will speak forth; hear and hearken, now, ye from near and ye from afar, that desire instruction. Now Him observe Never manifest. e. " Mazda you what is best in this life. which He has created. all Asha knows through things Manah He is the Father of Vohu (the Good Mind).

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