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Mystics and Zen Masters
Thomas Merton

1 "The great man, said Meng Tzu [Mencius], is the man 'who has not lost the heart of a child.' This statement was not meant to be sentimental. It implied the serious duty to preserve the spontaneous and deep natural instinct to love, that instinct which is safeguarded by the mysterious action of life itself and of providence."

2 "By this you may know that you are infinitely beloved: God has made your spirit a center in eternity comprehending all, and filled all about you in an endless manner with infinite riches." Thomas Traherne, 'Centuries of Meditations'

3 "We hopefully look forward…to an age of understanding and adaptation that will be able to synthesize and make use of all that is good and noble in all the traditions of the past. If the world is to survive and if civilization is to endure or rather perhaps weather its present crisis and recover its dimension of wisdom, we must hope for a new world culture that takes account of all civilized philosophies."

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