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Title: Thomas Merton
Subtitle: Casting Out the Noonday Demon
Author(s): ZAMMIT, Michael
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 27    Date: 2017   
Pages: 281-293
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.27.0.3254107

Abstract :
Thomas Merton, perhaps even because of his experience of the Zen Buddhist conventions, was aware of the problematic nature of anger and the feeling of dejection in the the face of the tension that grief strikes with its nemesis, timidity. He claims that both Christianity and Buddhism agree that the root of man’s problem is that his consciousness is all fouled up. This paper therefore is concerned with why one does not apprehend reality as it fully and truthfully is, in the light of Merton and his interest even in Sanskrit and the views it captures.

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