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Author QuotedMarco Pallis
Title QuotedIs There Room for 'Grace' in Buddhism?
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/11/06
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1968
Quotation[Note 52: For this and the following quotes see Marco Pallis, "Is There Room for ‘Grace' in Buddhism?" in Studies in Comparative Religion, August 1968, Pates Manor, Bedfont, Middlesex, England.] Marco Pallis on grace in Buddhism: "The word ‘grace' corresponds to a whole dimension of spiritual experience; it is unthinkable that this should be absent from one of the great religions of the world. "The function of grac"¦to condition man's homecoming to the center itself"¦which provides the incentive to start on the Way and the energy to face and overcome its many and various obstacles. Likewise grace is the welcoming hand into the center when man finds himself at long last on the brink of the great divide where all familiar human landmarks have disappeared." (Pallis, p. 5)
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. 260
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