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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2010

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    Merton did for me about God what Chogyam Trungpa did for me about No God. New Seeds of Contemplation has turned me inward toward God. A gift I never conceived of ever happening to me.

    Thomas Merton's passion for connecting with God is something I had never heard or read from anyone else. In New Seeds, his non-churchy writings pulled me to the depths of my own wonderings but had yet to put words to them. He gave me back a relationship with God in a meaningful presentation of what the contemplative life is. He connected with the black of despair and pulls you limp and feeble back into the light. For anyone who is really stuck in spiritual angst this may be just the ticket.

    Previously I had read Seven Storey Mountain and became so excited at the prospect of monastic life, I was literally applying to convents. I identified so much the the exigency for the ineffable as Merton puts it. That drive to know God. I wished I could chuck it all and head for Gethsemani. Merton also connected with Buddhism and his Western perspective is so helpful in taking a deeper more confident stride onto the spiritual path.

    For anyone feeling that there has to be more... Chogyam Trungpa will be a good way to unravel your spiritual materialism. And if you are still drawn to God, Merton will redefine that relationship so that you may begin again free of preconceived notions and ideas. Both authors rocked me to the core. The battle has been bloody but it is amazing where I am now. Blessings

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