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New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala Library)

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In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: "It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational,' which is almost as bad." In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than "life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." The thirty-nine short "seeds" that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.

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In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational, ' which is almost as bad. In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. The thirty-nine short seeds that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.

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The Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) remains one of the great spiritual figures of our time. He expressed his inner contemplations through his extensive written works, including poetry, letters and journals. His writings commonly deal with issues of social justice and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590300497
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Meditations
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Series:
Shambhala Library
Series Volume:
no. 01-06
Publication Date:
20030624
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.92x6.38x1.02 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational, ' which is almost as bad. In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. The thirty-nine short seeds that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.
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