Thomas Merton: Are Words Enough?

What good will it do us to know merely that such things were once said? The important thing is that they were lived. That they flow from an experience of the deeper levels of life. That they represent a discovery of humanity, at the term of an inner and spiritual journey that is far more crucial and infinitely more important than any journey to the moon.–Thomas Merton

From The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions, 1960, p 11)

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