Saturday, April 16, 2016

Zen Catholicism


calligraphy by Thomas Merton

In some notes that Merton prepared for an exhibition of his calligraphic drawings, he writes:
“Neither rustic nor urbane, Eastern nor Western, perhaps can be called expressions of Zen Catholicism”. (from a notebook in the TMC collection)

9 comments:

  1. Greetings ____________

    2Cents
    so this -

    BUSH ***

    That
    burning bush *

    The bush of stillness *

    Become stillness *

    and

    Be *

    Blessings _______________--

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    beth o beth where are you !

    so this -

    iamnow ___________

    Day falls away
    All the universe
    Darkness -

    Tomorrow
    The universe
    Will be reborn
    All will be brightness -

    And yet -

    i am now !

    Blessings ___ http://bobknab.blogspot.com/



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  3. If you're at all interested in knowing . . . the Catholic Dogma . . . that we *must believe* to get to Heaven, and which you have *never* seen . . .

    I list it on my website > > www.Gods-Catholic-Dogma.com

    > > Abjuration of heresy to enter the Catholic Church > www.Gods-Catholic-Dogma.com/section_19.1.html

    The Catholic God knows . . . what we think and believe . . .

    Catholic writing of Romans 1:21 >
    "They ... became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened."

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Deuteronomy 31:21 >
    "For I know their thoughts, and what they are about to do this day."

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Job 21:27 >
    "Surely I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments against Me."

    The group that calls itself "islam" ... is not a religion. Fully proven by the fact that the "koran" says the *opposite* of the Old Testament Prophets > Section 113.1 of the site.

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  4. o-o
    B nice now she is just working
    on her enlightenment and right now has a
    power outage but one day the lights will come on
    and Vicky will get blasted with a big blessing -

    blessings --------------------

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    1. appreciate the intervention, bob. I'm not so "nice" anymore.

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    2. 2Cents -

      good for you !

      a interesting book is wayne teasdale -
      - the mystic heart -amazon its just a good read -
      some what like merton's stuff -

      i did not know that god was catholic as per vicki !


      glad to see you on again -

      Blessings _______________________




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The monasticism of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton died in Thailand on December 10, 1968. Forty nine years ago. The following is an extract from "Living With Wisdom&qu...