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Author QuotedPhra Sasanasobhon (ed.)
Title QuotedHis Majesty King Rama the fourth Mongkut
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/10/27
ImprintBangkok : [s.n.]. 1968
QuotationAnd amid all this, a pure gem: the little book on King Rama IV Mongkut, Bhikkhu, Abbot of Wat Bovoranives, then King of Thailand (d. 1868). [Note 32: The book Menon was reading about him is His Majesty King Rama the Fourth Mongkut, edited by Phra Sasanasobhon, published in Bangkok in 1968 in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the holy monarch's death.] A really beautiful account of a holy life, simple and clear with some Franciscan signs and miracles. "There is nothing in this world which may be clung to blamelessly, or which a man clinging thereto could be without blame." [H. M. King Maha Mongkut (Rama IV)]
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 226
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