Thomas Merton: ‘Contemplation is Incomplete if Not Shared’

Thích Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton, 1966
Thích Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton, 1966
“The ultimate perfection of the contemplative life is not a heaven of separate individuals, each one viewing his own private intuition of God; it is a sea of Love which flows through the One Body of all the elect, all the angels and saints, and their contemplation would be incomplete if it were not shared, or if it were shared with fewer souls, or with spirits capable of less vision and less joy.”–Thomas Merton

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