Seeds of Contemplation

Seeds of Contemplation La sola vera gioia sulla terra consiste nell evadere dalla prigione del nostro falso io e di unirci mediante l a alla Vita che dimora e canta nell essenza di ogni creatura e nell intimo della nostr

  • Title: Seeds of Contemplation
  • Author: Thomas Merton
  • ISBN: 9780313207563
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seeds of Contemplation

    La sola, vera gioia sulla terra consiste nell evadere dalla prigione del nostro falso io e di unirci, mediante l a, alla Vita che dimora e canta nell essenza di ogni creatura e nell intimo della nostra stessa anima.Per me essere santo significa essere me stesso Quindi il problema della santit e della salvezza in pratica il problema di trovare chi sono io e di scop La sola, vera gioia sulla terra consiste nell evadere dalla prigione del nostro falso io e di unirci, mediante l a, alla Vita che dimora e canta nell essenza di ogni creatura e nell intimo della nostra stessa anima.Per me essere santo significa essere me stesso Quindi il problema della santit e della salvezza in pratica il problema di trovare chi sono io e di scoprire il mio vero essere.La nostra scoperta di Dio , in un certo senso, la scoperta che Dio fa di noi.Ecco alcuni, significativi, brani del testo di Thomas Merton, che costituisce un riferimento unico per chi voglia vivere la spiritualit in senso moderno, recuperando tutto il significato di una vera educazione interiore Personalit poliedrica e vivissima, Merton ci ha donato la possibilit di uno sguardo diverso sulla contemplazione del mistero dell a di Dio per gli uomini, facendo vivere attraverso i suoi testi la sua stessa esperienza di vicinanza con il divino.

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    1. Victoria

      I didn't read this edition exactly, but one from the 1960s.This book produced one of the more troubling moments while I was on retreat at Thomas Merton's former monastery, Gethsemani. Father Damion, the Guestmaster there, had described many of the concepts in this book without referencing this book directly, only saying "Merton said." In particular, the idea that our ultimate goal, as Christians, is to someday achieve the state where it is not my will, but God's will, that is done in every actio [...]

    2. Erik

      If I remember right, there's a part in here -- Rain in the Rhinocerous -- that hit me hard and strong. Brilliant, beautiful, stuff.

    3. Tim

      "To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence: for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name."Personally, this was the most astounding quote in 'Seeds of Contemplation'. I have read these words over and over during the last few weeks. I've held them in my mind, wrestled with them in my head, breathed them in. There's a new level of beauty found here that I was yet to realise and [...]

    4. Tom

      A number of years ago I read a short piece by Thomas Merton whose title I have forgotten. The gist was Merton acting as a night watchman in a monastery. The stations he passes on his nocturnal rounds trigger thoughts about the nature of faith and existence. As a religious diletante (former bhuddist and FARQ) I found the book interesting, though there were aspects in it that bothered me. HE seems somewhat judgemental of other contemplatives. He also occasionally copped a sort of supercilious atti [...]

    5. Nathan Metz

      Let me be clear: I do not rate every book five stars and I don't label every book 'my favorite'. This one is my favorite. So many times throughout this book I found myself pausing to consider Merton's words. Several times I felt drawn to pray immediately and discuss these thoughts with Christ. Contemplation was not a common word in my vocabulary prior to reading SofC. Since reading I have discovered several other books from various authors and a few more by Merton. The chapters on prayer, solitu [...]

    6. Jessen

      I would recommend to anyone who has felt the draw to contemplative prayer. Rich and helpful. It made me want to go pray when I sat to read it- which is the best thing a book on contemplation can do ultimately.

    7. Tierney

      This man truly loved and lived a life of humility From the introduction, Merton writes that he never intended the book to be a success. He did not want his name to be attributed to it, either). Try reading a chapter per day, whenever you have set aside time and space to contemplate. The whole of "Seeds" puts your life into perspective.

    8. Larry Smith

      It's hard to explain the significance of this book written in 1948-1949 while at Gethsemani monastery. Merton had published his Seven Story Mountain biography to great fame and sales, and here was New Directions Publishing, a radical av avant-garde publisher taking up this deeply religious book. For whatever reason, it was published and has been out there for decades now. It's Merton's talk with us about the Godness in all thingse grace of being and our relationship to it. Take it in small doses [...]

    9. Virginia Bryant

      i've re-read this several times over the years, and it is always helpful. Merton was not a typical catholic monk. An artist and avowed communist, his writing on this subject is very helpful to any one of any denomination (or not) that wish to investigate this processom the book,"In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart."and WHO doesn't think peace of heart is important, now?great stuff for the [...]

    10. Lawrence

      I think I have a love/hate affair going on with Thomas Merton. He has so much to say that is valuable and also beautiful. But he is just such a blabber-mouth. He can't stop writing/talking. This obscures a lot of his message for me. It makes it just too hard to penetrate. I felt the same way about The Sign of Jonas, although the real-life scenarios and descriptions in that book carried me through.I will check out what others have said about this book. Perhaps, they will give me some insight into [...]

    11. Hansen Wendlandt

      Merton is full of sharp lines, inspirational quotes, and powerful paragraphs. He is undeniably a great spiritual writer. Why, then, does he need to be so accusatory and cynical about people who are not as far along the journey? This book is not necessarily prideful, but it does not have a tone that encourages one to follow the regular brilliance that shines through.

    12. Karen

      Borrowed initially, but decided to buy a 2/6 copy from seconds after just the first few pages. Fantastic stuff; no wonder it's a classic. Didn't agree with everything, didn't understand everything, and it needed some discipline to do just one meditation every few days. Definitely a book I will dip back into time and time again.

    13. Christine.Conloncomcast.Net

      Another audio book which would have best been ingested via hard copy. I have listened to it at least twice now.Another book meant to take in slowly with your journal at the ready.

    14. Serena

      Very inspirational and easy to read. No scriptural references, though, so more as a companion for meditation than a devotional type book. Very quotable.

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