What Matters Is Clear

Anderson, Tyson
November 2010
Merton Annual;2010, Vol. 23, p67
Academic Journal
The article attempts to imagine the clarity that theologian Thomas Merton felt he had achieved at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka on December 1968. It observes Merton's difficulty in selecting his vocabulary on his own, his concise yet full language and his mindfulness in a meditative fashion. It discusses the contrast he made of the smiles of people in Polonnaruwa with that of Mona Lisa and his description of the beauty and spiritual validity he experienced.


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