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Author QuotedJohn (Jingxiong) Wu
Title QuotedGolden Age of Zen
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/01/31
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1967
QuotationLook how much time has passed since I received your letter and the chapter on Hui Neng [in Dr. Wu's book The Golden Age of Zen]. Time does not obey me, it will not stop for my convenience. This is very strange, but I must put up with it, even though time obeys everybody else. I will have to picket time for this unfairness. Really I enjoyed your chapter on Hui Neng very much, as it has much new material and I like your insight about the quiet revolution on p. 10. Your pages bring out more of the real importance of Hui Neng. I like the concept of playful samadhi, which comes very naturally from you.
JournalThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 626
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