page one – Thoughts in solitude.

August 11, 2010

The opening page from Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in solitude. I was most fortunate to find a first edition copy of this beautiful book , dating back to January 1958.

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3 Responses to “page one – Thoughts in solitude.”

  1. nic paton Says:

    Hmmm .. I’m not that confortable with the dualistic leanings of these thoughts. For me, solitude is a means to an end – community, not as the hermit would hve it an end in itself. However that said there is lots of wisdom here for us to enjoy.

  2. Don Rogers Says:

    I’ve purchased several of Merton’s books and look forward to investigating them. Hope you are doing well, my friend!

  3. Andrew Says:

    Hi there Nic and Don(it’s been a while),

    This journey continues to take interesting turns. I’m finding something in a combination of Merton, Meister Eckhart and the sayings and lives of the Desert Fathers.

    Also, In some ways I now understand what Jesus was saying in The Gospel of Thomas 112: “Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh.”

    Don, I highly recommend Merton’s book on the Saying of Desert Fathers. His 27 page introduction is worth reading over and over.

    be blessed


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